New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons: 2/28/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 28, 2021

The Detroit Pistons (9-24) host the New York Knicks (17-17) as 1-point underdogs after Jerami Grant scored 30 points in the Pistons’ 110-107 loss to the Kings. The matchup airs on FS-DET at 8:00 PM ET on Sunday, February 28, 2021. The matchup has a point total of 215.

Betting Information

Knicks vs Pistons Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Knicks -1 -110 -110 215 -110 -110
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Head to Head

After the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Detroit has an 8-2 record against New York. The Knicks have a 2-1 record against the spread when taking on the Pistons.

Knicks vs Pistons in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/8/2020 Knicks Knicks -6 211.5 -242 196 Regular Season 96-84 NY
2/8/2020 Knicks Pistons -1.5 211 -125 105 Regular Season 95-92 NY
11/6/2019 Pistons Pistons -4 206.5 -171 143 Regular Season 122-102 DET
4/10/2019 Knicks Regular Season 115-89 DET
2/8/2019 Pistons Regular Season 120-103 DET
2/5/2019 Knicks Regular Season 105-92 DET
11/27/2018 Pistons Regular Season 115-108 DET
3/31/2018 Knicks Regular Season 115-109 DET
12/22/2017 Pistons Regular Season 104-101 DET
10/21/2017 Knicks Regular Season 111-107 DET
  • 3/8/2020 DNP – Pistons: Derrick Rose, Luke Kennard, Blake Griffin
  • 2/8/2020 DNP – Pistons: Derrick Rose, Luke Kennard, Blake Griffin
  • 11/6/2019 DNP – Knicks: Elfrid Payton; Pistons: Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin, Reggie Jackson
  • Knicks Betting Information

    • New York has been good against the spread this season, posting a 19-15 record.
    • The Knicks fare well when favored by at least 1 points, posting a 5-3 record against the spread.
    • New York and its opponents have hit the over/under in just 11 of 34 games this season (32.4%).
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    Pistons Betting Information

    • Detroit has covered the spread in greater than half of its games, going 16-15-2 ATS.
    • The Pistons have not fared well when playing as an underdog by 1 point or more, going 0-3 against the spread.
    • In most of Detroit’s games this season, the teams have not hit the over (16 out of 33 games, 48.5%).
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    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 12 of 34 opportunities (35.3%) this year, the Knicks and their opponents have scored at least this matchup’s point total of 215 points.
    • Detroit and its opponents have combined to score at least 215 points in 57.6% of their games this season (19 of 33 opportunities).
    • The two teams average a combined 2.3 fewer points per game (212.7) than this matchup’s over/under of 215 points.
    • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 213.4 points per game, 1.6 fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
    • The average point total for Knicks games this year is 5.7 less points than the total of 215 in this matchup.
    • Pistons games this year have averaged a total of 220.1 points, 5.1 more than the point total in this matchup.
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    Knicks Leaders

    • The Knicks points, rebounds and assists leader is Julius Randle. He contributes 23.4 points per game and adds 11.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists.
    • Alec Burks knocks down 2.0 threes per game to lead the Knicks.
    • Mitchell Robinson leads the team with 1.2 steals per game. Nerlens Noel collects 2.0 blocks an outing to pace New York.

    Pistons Leaders

    • Grant owns the Pistons top spot in scoring with 23.5 points per game and also tacks on 5.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest.
    • The Detroit leaders in rebounds and assists are Mason Plumlee (9.1 rebounds per game) and Delon Wright (4.9 assists per game).
    • Grant makes more threes per game than any other member of the Pistons, cashing in 2.5 treys per game.
    • Detroit’s Wright has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.4 per game and Grant is first in blocks with 1.1 per game.
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