Pistons vs. Knicks 2021 NBA Odds and Preview – December 21st, 2021
The Pistons break free from a 14-game winning streak after overcoming the Heat 100 to 90. They bring this momentum with them on the road as they compete against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night. The hosts, on the other hand, just lost to rivals Celtics, 114-107. They return from back-to-back games on the road and will try to secure their first home win of the month.
That said, we browse through the Pistons vs. Knicks game details in detail. Check out essential event info, statistics, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and predictions down below.
Pistons vs. Knicks Game Information
Prep today. Work tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/wCUE61IlQv— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) December 20, 2021
- When: Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: WXYT-FM 97.1 (Pistons) / 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio (Knicks)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Pistons (+9.5) / Knicks (-9.5)
Why Bet on the Detroit Pistons?
The week started well for the Pistons and snapped back from the longest losing streak of the season. They pulled off an underdog win against the Heat and left their opponents trailing by ten points. It’s the first game where they won by double digits. Moreover, it was an impressive win that brought back indispensable confidence to the squad.
The Pistons don’t have stars as prominent as the Knicks. Nevertheless, we find several areas where they could excel. The squad hits more points in the paint per game than the hosts. They average 43.3 points in the paint (20th). This is better than the Knicks’ 41.9 points in paint record (28th) per game.
It’s also worth noting that the visitors limit teams to 109.4 points (21st) per game. The Knicks might find themselves struggling to pull away since the side only averages 105.9 points (22nd) per game.
The visitors come in guns blazing with a healthy starting and reserve lineup. Jerami Grant will be the Pistons’ point man with a 20.1 PPG average. Rookie Cade Cunningham is right behind him with 15.6 PPG and is expected to help out with scoring duties.
Why Bet on the New York Knicks?
The Knicks have mediocre averages and shoot just 43.7% in 30 games played. These are underwhelming numbers considering they were one of the dark horses of last season’s playoffs. Derrick Rose and RJ Barrett on the injury report are one of the reasons behind their inconsistency. Barrett is a pivotal part of the starting lineup while veteran Rose adds more depth to the bench squad.
The hosts have significantly better shooting numbers from beyond the arc and the free-throw line as opposed to the Pistons. This is where they can find gaps and start putting pressure on the visitors. Meanwhile, with Julius Randle still on the floor, they can close more opportunities in the paint. The Knicks record 42.3 opponent points per game and is the third-best record in the league right now.
The talent is there for the Knicks. All they have to do is get back on track with the support of a wild Madison Square Garden crowd. This is their chance at making progress after a bad spell. The Pistons could be in trouble if star forward Randle can produce another solid performance on Tuesday night.
Pistons vs. Knicks Betting Trends
- The Pistons are 4-2 in the last six regular-season road games against the Knicks (4-2 ATS).
- The Pistons are 1-2 in the last three regular-season games (2-1) ATS.
- The totals went over in three of the Pistons’ last six regular-season road games against the Knicks.
- The Knicks are 5-5 in the last ten regular-season games against the Pistons (6-4 ATS).
- The Knicks are 2-5 in the last seven regular-season games (2-5 ATS).
- The totals went under in three of the Knicks’ last five regular-season games against the Pistons.
Pistons vs. Knicks Expert Betting Prediction
The Pistons might not have the numbers on paper for a surefire win. However, it’s hard to overlook the spread and face a struggling Knicks squad. Covering the spread is very much doable for the team as long as they keep things close early on.
The hosts aren’t exactly playing at their best either. They are on the verge of losing six games in eight contests. Ultimately, we might even see the game go down the wire seeing how both teams performed last week.
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