At 7:30 ET, the Knicks (-614) will host the Pistons (+444) at Madison Square Garden. The Pistons are currently on a five-game losing streak and are 15th in the Eastern Conference with an 8-48 record. The Knicks are 4th in the East and have a record of 34-23.

The over/under line for this game is 223 points.

DETROIT PISTONS VS NEW YORK KNICKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Detroit Pistons +11

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 ET on Monday, February 26th.

WHY BET THE DETROIT PISTONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 100-98 in favor of the Knicks.
  • Our projections have Jalen Brunson finishing with Jalen Brunson points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Knicks finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.2% and knocking down 13 threes.

No Pressure for Detroit as Away Dogs

Detroit’s O/U record for the season is now 31-24-1 after their last five games have gone under the line. This year, their games have averaged 234.8 points per game compared to today’s O/U line of 223.

In their last game against the Magic, the Pistons lost by a score of 112-109. They were 8-point underdogs going into the game, giving them an ATS win. The O/U line for that game was 225.5 points.

This season, the Pistons are 8-48 and have lost five straight games. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently in 15th place and are 5th in the Central Division.

Detroit has been the underdog in all but five of their games this season, and they are 7-44 as the underdog. As the underdog, they are 26-24 ATS on the road and 14-14 ATS overall on the road.

On the road this season, the Pistons are 4-24 straight-up and have an average scoring differential of -10.1 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 223 is lower than their season average of 231.3.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Pistons are 22nd in the league in scoring at 112.8 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 113.9 points compared to 111.8 at home.

Detroit is 7th in the NBA in pace at 100.4 possessions per game. They are also 15th in field goal percentage at 47%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pistons are 29th in both makes (11.2 per game) and attempts (31 per game). Overall, they are 17th in three-point shooting at 36%.

The Pistons’ defense is presently ranked 27th in the league, allowing an average of 121.9 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pistons defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.8% while allowing 38.2% from downtown.

Can New York Deliver Being Favored at Home?

The Knicks are 34-23 this season, which is good for 4th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, they are in 2nd place. As 11-point favorites at home, they have a record of 25-7 and are 21-11 against the spread as the favorite.

New York’s ATS record at home this season is 16-12, and they have lost five straight games against the spread at home. On average, they are winning games at home by 6.9 points per game.

The Knicks’ O/U record for the season is 22-34-1, and today’s line of 223 points is lower than their season average of 225.8. The under has hit in two straight games for New York.

In their last game, the Knicks lost to the Celtics by a score of 116-102. The O/U line for that game was 224.5, and New York was a 6-point underdog heading into the game.

In non-conference games, the Knicks are 11-10 compared to 23-13 against the Eastern Conference. On average, their games have finished with 224 combined points.

The Knicks have been a below-average offensive team this season, ranking 18th in scoring at 114.2 points per game. At home, they have averaged 113.8 points per game, which is 22nd in the league. In terms of pace, New York is the slowest team in the NBA, averaging just 95.6 possessions per game (30th).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Knicks have been average, hitting 36% of their attempts (13th). Overall, they are 21st in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of two-point shooting, New York is 23rd in the league in both attempts and makes.

Coming into the game, the Knicks have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 45.6% of their games. They are also 29th in assists at 23.6 per game. However, they have been strong on the offensive glass, ranking 3rd in offensive rebounds.

At this time, the Knicks’ defense is positioned 3rd in the NBA, permitting 109.8 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Knicks defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.6% while allowing 36.7% from downtown.