New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons 11/06/2019 Odds Picks and Previews
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New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons 11/06/2019 – The Detroit Pistons (3-5) see Wednesday’s ballgame against the New York Knicks (1-5) as an opportunity to win a game while starting point guard Reggie Jackson and All-Star power forward Blake Griffin are still nursing their injuries. The banged-up Pistons will once again lean on their double-double machine Andre Drummond and super-sub Derrick Rose. The Knicks, on the other hand, could provide some NBA Moneyline betting drama if they are able to come up with the same intensity they showed in a tough 104-102 loss to the Boston Celtics last Friday.
New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons 11/06/2019
New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons 11/06/2019 Betting Odds
New York Knicks Betting
After that close game vs. the Celtics, the Knicks conceded a 20-point halftime deficit to the Sacramento Kings and never recovered in the second half of Sunday’s 113-92 loss. Worse, the shooting funk continued for Julius Randle, who only scored 8 points on 4-for-13 field goal clip. Top-rookie RJ Barrett has emerged as the lone bright spot for New York, averaging 18.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.3 assists but is playing at a worrisome pace (37.1 minutes per game).
Players to Watch: R.J. Barrett (18.3 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 3.3 APG), Marcus Morris (17.9 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 0.9 APG), Julius Randle (13.4 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 4.6 APG)
Detroit Pistons Betting
Injuries have been the main problem for the Pistons through their first eight games. Blake Griffin, who is an All-NBA performer last season, hasn’t played a single game this season as he’s still waiting for the green light to return from a hamstring and knee injury. Reggie Jackson is also expected to miss one more month due to back issues. Without the two starters, Drummond has transformed into a double-double machine. In Tuesday’s 115-99 loss to the Washington Wizards, the former lottery pick racked up 15 points and 24 boards in an ultra-efficient 39 minutes of play.
Players to Watch: Andre Drummond (21.2 PPG, 19.4 RPG, 2.6 APG), Derrick Rose (20.8 PPG, 1.3 RPG, 6.3 APG), Luke Kennard (17.4 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 3.9 APG)
New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons 11/06/2019 Betting Numbers
New York Knicks
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York’s last 6 games.
Detroit is 4-14 ATS in their last 18 games.
New York Knicks
Reggie Bullock SF Neck is out indefinitely
Derrick Rose PG Hamstring is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs New York
New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons Betting Picks
The Knicks opened in the NBA betting lines at -104. On paper, the Pistons (-114) are a much deeper team, but the injuries to Griffin and the expected absence of Rose in the game worry odd-makers.
Moneyline: The Pistons will overcome the lack of bodies and take their third win of the season at the expense of the Knicks. This game will produce several lead changes and rallies, but Andre Drummond’s dominance inside will be the difference-maker in this match.
ATS: The Pistons will cover the NBA winning margin of -1 points and improve their ATS record to 4-5.
TOTALs: This game is bound to fall short of the projected O/U totals of 215 points. Despite missing Rose in this game, the Pistons will still score around 108 points. Unfortunately, the Knicks’ offense (29th in the league at 99.57 points per game) should scare off bettors from picking over.
Score Prediction: 110-94 Pistons