Jack's Free Pick Tuesday!
Detroit vs. New York,
01/31/2012 19:30 EDT,
Score: 86 - 113
Point Spread: +9/-107 Detroit
The New York Knicks shouldn't be this heavy of a favorite over any team in the league. This line is simply an overreaction from the likely return of Carmelo Anthony. He has missed the last two games due due injuries to his right ankle, right thumb and left wrist.
The Knicks have lost three straight and nine of their last 10 games. New York was expected to be a playoff team after acquiring Tyson Chandler to play between Anthony and Stoudemire. So far, they look like anything but a contender at 7-13 on the season.
While Chandler has been solid, Anthony has made just 31.7 percent of his shots in six games since he was originally hurt, and Stoudemire continues to suffer without a playmaker, with a 17.7 points per game average that's his lowest since his rookie year on a career-worst 42.8 percent shooting.
The Knicks are 5-15 ATS in all games this season, including 1-8 ATS in home games. New York is 0-8 ATS in their last 8 home games after a loss by 10 points or more. The Pistons are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400. Bet Detroit Tuesday.