New York Knicks at Detroit Pistons Pick

February 8, 7:00 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Detroit -8.5

The Detroit Pistons (24-29) and the New York Knicks (10-43) will face off in a cross-conference clash in the Motor City. The tip is set for 7:00 PM ET and will be televised on FSN and MSG. The Pistons have dominated this series as of late, winning the last five meetings between both parties. The two teams last met three days ago in the Big Apple where the Pistons routed the Knicks 105-92 to cover easily as a three-point favorite.

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New York Knicks at Detroit Pistons Overview

New York Knicks

The Knicks’ losing streak has now extended to 14 games when they fell defeated by this very Detroit team as mentioned three days ago at home. With their recent acquisitions and rumors circulating about some high profile names coming to New York in the summer, the Knicks appear to be in tank mode hoping to secure a high lottery pick in the NBA draft and focus their efforts on 2020.

Detroit Pistons

Unlike their counterparts, the Pistons have found a second wind as we near the All-Star break. The Pistons have won three of their last four games overall and boast an impressive 129-103 win over the Denver Nuggets four days ago previous to their meeting with the Knicks.

Reasons To Back New York

On the road, New York remains one of the worst of any team in the NBA as they are 6-21 SU away from home. Combining this with their present losing streak and their overall terrible form, no one is going to want a part of them. For this reason, the Knicks will be subjected to inflated points, but even then the market is reluctant to believe a duplicate performance is in the works in Motown as the Knicks are taking back less than a double-digit allotment despite being beat by 13 three days’ ago. This can be chalked up to New York’s advantages in both the bench and turnover department.

Reasons To Avoid Detroit

The old adage usually holds true that it is hard to beat the same team twice in back-to-back games. However, an exception will have to be taken in this one as the Pistons seem to be surging their way toward contention for one of the East's final playoff spots. With this being said, the Pistons are likely set up here for an overlay as we see 73% of the consensus fancy laying the points with the Pistons.

Knicks at Pistons Prediction 02/08/2019

The question here is whether or not Detroit will win. However, the real query is to whether they can cover. The Knicks have not covered in five games and have not come within 10 points of any team they lost to over this span. However, that will change tonight as New York will come out with a revised blueprint in response to the last meeting three days ago and a result will make things more difficult for the Pistons.

Free Pick: 
Take New York +8.5