Knicks vs Pistons Prediction: Statistical Analysis

Knicks vs Pistons Prediction: Statistical Analysis

Knicks vs Pistons Prediction: The New York Knicks are expected to win the upcoming game against the Detroit Pistons as per the latest prediction.

The New York Knicks will look to secure a home win when they host the Detroit Pistons in the upcoming NBA fixture on Friday night. Inconsistency has been a concern for the Knicks in recent games. A win in the upcoming game is important for them to stay in the top 10 of the Eastern Conference. They already gave a home loss to the Pistons when the two teams met in the regular season last month.

The Detroit Pistons need to be well prepared for a mighty challenge if they want to register their first away win. It has been a frustrating start to the season for the Pistons. They will aim for an improved performance against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

Key Insights

New York Knicks

The New York Knicks are coming off an embarrassing loss to their arch-rivals, Brooklyn Nets in the last game. A loss by a margin of 27 points is enough to raise alarms for any side. It was New York’s 8th consecutive loss against the Nets. With a field goal % of just 32.2% and only 21 assists, a big loss was surely on the cards for the Knicks.

Julius Randle was one of the very few players who looked good for the Knicks in the last game. Randle finished with 24 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 assists. R.J Barrett also gave a contribution of 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists.

Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons were dominated by the Boston Celtics in the last matchup. The Pistons outrebounded the Celtics by 48-43. However, they struggled in their offensive approach against the solid defense of the Celtics. Detroit was restricted to 42% shooting from the field and 21% from the 3-pointer.

Saddiq Bey scored the most number of points for the Pistons. He finished with 18 points and 4 rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic looked good too as he secured 17 points with 2 rebounds.

Knicks vs Pistons Prediction: Recent Form

New York Knicks

The New York Knicks had an average campaign so far. They are currently at 5-6 in the 7th position of the Eastern Conference. If we check out the last 5 fixtures, the Knicks won 2 and lost 3. They have maintained a home record of 3-2 as of now. In the away games, New York is currently at 2-4. The Knicks faced a crushing 85-112 defeat to the Brooklyn Nets in the last matchup.

Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons have not looked in good form this season. They are currently at 3-9 in the 13th position of the Eastern Conference. Detroit won only 1 of the last 5 games. At home, they are 3-3 till now. The Pistons are yet to win an away clash this season. In the last game, they were handed a defeat by the Boston Celtics with a score of 112-128.

New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons Prediction: Winning Odds

The New York Knicks have looked much better than the Detroit Pistons this season. They will expect their offense to create havoc for the Pistons. Julius Randle is consistently doing well for the Knicks. The Pistons need to devise some strategy to counter him. Moreover, the Knicks are currently on a winning streak of 9 games against the Pistons. They would like to extend the record in the upcoming game.

As per FiveThirtyEight, the New York Knicks have a higher probability of winning this contest.

Winning Probability:

  • New York Knicks: 80%
  • Detroit Pistons: 20%
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Knicks vs Pistons Prediction: Team Stats

New York Knicks

  • The New York Knicks scored points at an average of 112.3 per game in the current season. They maintained the average number of assists per game at 24.4 along with a 3-pointer success rate of 33.2%.
  • The Knicks have an average of 48.5 rebounds per game till now. The average number of steals per game stands at 6.4, while the average number of blocks per game is currently at 5.4.

Detroit Pistons

  • The Detroit Pistons struggled at offense. They played with a low scoring rate of 108.1 points per game and an average of 20.7 assists per game till now. The Pistons have a 3-pointer conversion rate of 32.7%.
  • In the defense, the Pistons played with an average of 44.3 rebounds per game along with 6.4 steals and 3.9 blocks per game as of now.

New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats

Both these teams have played 391 regular season games against each other. The New York Knicks are ahead as they won 215 games, while the Detroit Pistons could win 176 of them.

The Knicks have dominated the Pistons in recent meetings. They got 9 consecutive wins against the Pistons. The previous meeting took place this season on 21 October 2022. The New York Knicks won that game with a score of 130-106.

New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons Prediction: Players to Watch Out

New York Knicks

Julius Randle (Power Forward)

Points Per Game: 20.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 9.1 | Assists Per Game: 3.3

R.J. Barrett (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 19.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.8 | Assists Per Game: 2.9

Jalen Brunson (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 19.2 | Assists Per Game: 6.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.0

Detroit Pistons

Cade Cunningham (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 19.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.2 | Assists Per Game: 6.0

Bojan Bogdanovic (Small Forward)

Points Per Game: 19.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.1 | Assists Per Game: 1.7

Saddiq Bey (Small Forward)

Points Per Game: 17.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.8 | Assists Per Game: 1.4

Knicks vs Pistons Injuries

New York Knicks

  • Mitchell Robinson (Center)

Detroit Pistons

  • Marvin Bagley III (Power Forward)
  • Alec Burks (Shooting Guard)

New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons Prediction: Predicted Winner

The New York Knicks are undoubtedly looking like a much better team as per the current form and the H2H stats between the two sides. They will try their best to continue their dominance against the Pistons on Friday. On the other hand, the Detroit Pistons looked clueless in most of the games so far. They need to upgrade their game plans to trouble the Knicks in their own backyard. All the predictions and betting markets are favoring the Knicks for this matchup.

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