The New York Knicks (0-1) take on the Detroit Pistons (1-0) as 7-point favorites on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET on MSG. The matchup has a 219.5 point total.
New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with sportsbooks listing the Knicks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -282 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +229 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 219.5 points.
Knicks vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, October 21, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: MSG
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Knicks vs. Pistons Betting Trends
The Knicks had 38 wins in 82 games against the spread last season. New York went 23-15 in games it was favored on the moneyline last season (winning 60.5% of those games). Out of 82 Knicks games last year, 38 hit the over.
The Pistons beat the spread 45 times in 82 games last year. Detroit was underdogs in 76 games last season and won 20 (26.3%) of those contests. Out of 82 Pistons games last season, 38 went over the total.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Knicks vs. Pistons Injury Report
Knicks: Quentin Grimes: Out (Foot)
Pistons: Nerlens Noel: Probable (Foot), Isaiah Livers: Out (Right Hip), Alec Burks: Out (Foot), Marvin Bagley: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
Offensively, New York was the fifth-worst team in the NBA (106.5 points per game) last season. Defensively, it was sixth (106.6 points allowed per game). The Knicks scored 106 points per game at home. On the road, they performed better offensively, averaging 107 points per contest.
Last season, New York was eighth in the NBA in 3-point makes (13.2 per game) and 13th in 3-point percentage (35.7%). The Knicks took 42.8% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line last year, and 57.2% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 35.0% of the Knicks’ baskets were 3-pointers, and 65.0% were 2-pointers.
What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons
Detroit struggled to score points last season, ranking third-worst in the league with 104.8 points per game. It fared better on defense, ranking 22nd by allowing 112.5 points per contest. At home, the Pistons scored 105.1 points per game last season. Away, they scored 104.6.
It was a difficult season for Detroit in terms of three-pointers, as it averaged just 11.3 made threes per game (fifth-worst in NBA) and made just 32.6% of its attempted treys (second-worst). Last season the Pistons took 60.9% two-pointers, accounting for 70.4% of the team’s baskets. They shot 39.1% threes (29.6% of the team’s baskets).
Knicks vs. Pistons Predictions and Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is the Knicks, and we predict that Knicks will cover the spread (Knicks -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 219.5 points.
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