New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 1/15/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2023
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-6)
Little Caesars Arena is where the Detroit Pistons will go up against the New York Knicks on Sunday. Detroit opens as 6-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 230.
The Knicks took the court against the Wizards and earned the victory with a final of 112-108 in their last game. New York finished having earned a 44.6% FG percentage (41 of 92) and converted 8 of their 29 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Knicks buried 22 of their 31 shots for a rate of 71.0%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they earned 54 with 14 of them being offensive. They also doled out 15 assists for the game as well as forcing 7 turnovers and getting 3 steals. When talking about defending, New York allowed 38.7% from the floor on 36 of 93 shooting. Washington recorded 18 assists and had 3 steals for the game. Furthermore, Washington had 50 rebounds (12 offensive, 38 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Washington ended up going 88.5% at the charity stripe by making 23 of their 26 shots. They also converted 13 of 42 attempts from distance. When discussing personal fouls, the Knicks ended up finishing with 23 and the Wizards accumulated 23 personal fouls.
Jalen Brunson is one player who played a role for this game. He accounted for 34 points on 12 out of 24 shooting. He was on the court for 40 mins and also collected 8 rebounds. Brunson went 50.0% from the floor and distributed 8 assists.
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New York comes into this matchup with a mark of 24-19 on the season. They are averaging 114.0 pts per contest (15th in basketball) on 45.5% from the floor. The Knicks are shooting 33.8% on shots from distance (512 of 1,514) and 77.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, New York is pulling down 47.4 boards per game and has 976 dimes for the year, which ranks 26th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 13.3 times per game and as a group are committing 20.8 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Knicks are able to force 13.4 turnovers per game while drawing 21.4 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 11th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,055 surrendered so far this year. The Knicks are allowing a FG percentage of 45.1% (1,719 of 3,811) and they surrender 44.1 boards per contest as a group. They are giving up 34.1% on three-point shots and they are 8th in the league in points per game allowed (111.2).
The last time they took the court, the Pistons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 116-110 when they played the Pelicans. In the matter of cleaning the glass, Detroit permitted New Orleans to grab 48 in all (8 on the offensive side). They went 35.5% from 3-point land by connecting on 11 of 31 and finished the contest at 21 out of 30 from the free throw line (70.0%). The Pistons allowed the Pelicans to convert 42 out of 86 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 48.8% for this game. Overall, the Pistons shot 43 out of 90 from the floor which had them at 47.8%. In the matter of shots from distance, Detroit buried 7 of 30 tries (23.3%). They were able to make 17 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 70.8%. The Pelicans earned 21 fouls in the matchup which got the Pistons to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while earning 7 steals in the matchup. The Pistons earned 35 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 in this game.
Bojan Bogdanovic ended up being a major contributor for the Pistons in this contest. Bogdanovic accumulated 22 points in his 36 minutes on the court and accounted for 2 dimes in this game. He knocked down 9 out of 19 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 47.4%, and had 3 rebounds.
Detroit has a win-loss record of 12-34 on the season. The Pistons have committed 22.2 fouls per game while shooting 77.2% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 22.5 times per game (27th in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.8 times per contest. Detroit has totaled 5,166 pts this year (112.3 per game) and they pull in 42.5 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Pistons are connecting on 45.4% from the field, which is 25th in basketball.
The Pistons are ranked 29th in the NBA in PPG given up with 119.6. They are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 49.4% from the floor (29th in the league). The Detroit defense gives up 36.0% from downtown (557 of 1,548) and opponents are making 79.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 25.9 dimes and 44.7 boards every game, which is ranked 24th and 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (-6)
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