Knicks vs Pistons Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, January 15, 2023

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The New York Knicks (24-19) visit the Detroit Pistons (12-34) at Little Caesars Arena, beginning at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 15, 2023. The Pistons are 7.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup’s point total is set at 225.5.

How to bet Knicks vs. Pistons

New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Knicks as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -309 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +249 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225.5 points.

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Knicks vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 15, 2023
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSDE
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Arena: Little Caesars Arena

Knicks vs. Pistons Betting Trends

The Knicks are 23-19-1 against the spread this season. New York has been the favorite in 22 games this season and has come away with the win 15 times (68.2%) in those contests. Knicks games this year have gone over the point total 47.8% of the time (22 out of 46 games with a set point total).

The Pistons have 21 wins against the spread in 46 games this season. Detroit has been the underdog on the moneyline 44 total times this season. Motor City has finished 11-33 in those games. Pistons games this year have gone over the total in 28 of 46 opportunities (60.9%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Knicks Leaders
Julius Randle 43 24.1 10.4 3.8 0.7 0.4 2.6
Jalen Brunson 40 22.2 3.6 6.5 1 0.2 1.8
RJ Barrett 37 19.9 5.5 2.9 0.5 0.2 1.8
Immanuel Quickley 43 12.3 4.1 3.3 0.9 0.1 1.6
Quentin Grimes 32 10.4 3.4 2 0.8 0.4 1.9


Pistons Leaders
Bojan Bogdanovic 44 21.2 3.6 2.8 0.6 0.1 2.4
Jaden Ivey 42 15 4.1 4.2 1 0.2 1.3
Saddiq Bey 42 14.1 4.3 1.5 0.9 0.2 1.7
Alec Burks 33 13.8 3 2.2 0.8 0.2 1.9
Isaiah Stewart 36 11.8 7.9 1.2 0.4 0.7 1.4
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Knicks: None

Pistons: Jalen Duren: Out (Ankle), Marvin Bagley: Out (Hand), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin)

What you need to know about the New York Knicks

With 114 points per game on offense, New York ranks 15th in the NBA. At the other end, it cedes 111.2 points per contest, which ranks seventh in the league. The Knicks are averaging 115.3 points per game this year at home, which is 2.5 more points than they’re averaging away from home (112.8). The Knicks have been racking up 112.5 points per contest in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly lower than the 114 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

With 11.9 threes per game, New York is 16th in the NBA. It owns a 33.8% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 25th in the league. The Knicks are attempting 55.1 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 61% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 71% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 35.2 threes per contest, which are 39% of their shots (and 29% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

Detroit is 21st in the league in points scored (112.3 per game) and second-worst in points conceded (119.6). The Pistons average 114.4 points per game at home, and 110.6 on the road. The Pistons have fared better offensively in their past 10 games, generating 116.4 points per contest, 4.1 more than their season average of 112.3.

Detroit is 17th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (11.7 per game) and 16th in 3-point percentage (35.6%). In 2022-23, the Pistons have taken 62.6% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 37.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70.7% of the Pistons’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 29.3% have been 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this matchup is the Knicks, and we project that Pistons will cover the spread (Knicks -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 225.5 points.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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