New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions
The NBA which is up and running for the last two months is at the end of its regular season. On Thursday, New York Knicks has a huge task in hand when they face the challenge against Detroit Pistons in their own backyard.
The hosts have to sort their inconsistency concerns apart from their injuries whereas Pistons are down and out with little confidence to work on in the remaining games.
Even though this rivalry looks like a one-sided affair, the recent form suggests a clear upper hand to the Knicks with the Detroit based club requiring a huge effort to pull off something special.
The latest New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions will be updated on Game day
New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The New York Knicks were pretty slow to start off as they failed to win the first two games. Their campaign continued to be a roller coaster ride filled with wins and losses at an equal rate. They were on a five-match losing streak in the midst of January that hampered their further progress.
But they made further amends in February that enabled them to get back to business with a 7-3 win-loss record. In their last outing against Spurs, they were brutally thrashed by a 119-93 margin keeping them in the 6th spot in the points table. They have achieved 18 wins and 18 losses so far.
Looking at the Pistons’ campaign, they are staring at a very disappointing and a forgettable season. This is because of the fact that the side has been let down by underwhelming performances by their key players.
In spite of trying everything, they have failed to avoid the wooden spoon in Eastern conference. They have so far achieved just 9 victories as opposed to 25 defeats in this edition. This also includes a terrible 3-15 record in away games working against them.
Looking at the last five games, they have lost to teams like Magic, Pelicans, Kings and Knicks in contrast to the lone triumph against Magic.
New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (385 games): Knicks – 209 wins, Pistons – 176 wins.
Playoffs played (15 games): Knicks – 7 wins, Pistons – 8 wins.
Previous meeting: Knicks won 109-90 on 28th February 2021 in a regular season fixture.
New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Immanuel Quickley who is the shooting guard in the side has an efficiency rating of 18.46 and average of 12.2 points in every outing so far. He has a field goal percentage of 39.5 who has contributed 26 points and 4 assists against Spurs.
RJ Barrett is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 43.5% and a 3-pointer conversion of 34.5% so far. Julius Randle who usually plays as the power forward is a top-rated player averaging 23.4 points per game along with 9.5 successful dribbles.
Nerlens Noel who plays as the center and power forward has a field goal percentage of 59.8 and a free throw percentage of 64.5. He averaged 5.7 rebounds per game in 19 games he was part of.
Jerami Grant has played 33 games in this season who has averaged 23.4 points apart from 5.3 rebounds per game.
Mason Plumlee has been up to the task with an all-field ability that has been evident in 32 outings. He has an impressive field conversion of 61.4 in addition to 9 rebounds in every appearance.
Josh Jackson who is the shooting guard came up with 12 points and 2 rebounds in 26 minutes while the small forward Sadiq Bey has come up with 9.8 points per game along with 3.4 dribbles.
Saben Lee looked unfazed when he was shouldered some responsibility against Knicks as he added 9 points.
New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The outright predictions have suggested that both the sides are the clear underdogs in this year’s championship. According to Oddschecker and SMarkets, the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons need something huge if they have to go deep in this season. The Knicks have odds of 275/1 whereas Pistons have a meek chance of 1000/1.
Looking at the predictions for this game, FiveThirtyEight has given a huge advantage to Knicks with 73% chance while the Pistons have to fight hard on Thursday.