The 24-13 New York Knicks will be the designated road team when they face the 14-24 Detroit Pistons in an NBA pro basketball game on Thursday afternoon. Tip off time from London England is scheduled for 3PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.
The NBA odds from this game will be released on Thursday afternoon as Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey is listed as questionable following a dental surgery.
The teams met back on November 25th with the Knicks posting the 121-100 home win as a -11 point betting favorite. The game ended over 190 points.
New York is 10-8 on the road this season. They broke a three game losing streak on Sunday in a 100-87 home win against the New Orleans Hornets as a -7 point betting favorite. The game landed under 190 ½ points. The Knicks overcame a seven point deficit in the first quarter by outscoring New Orleans by 15 points in the second quarter. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 27 points and 7 rebounds on 9 of 25 shooting. They held the Hornets to 40% shooting. They Knicks are still without point guard Raymond Felton who is scheduled back at the end of January with a broken pinkie. His absence has impacted the Knicks defense and Anthony’s shooting percentage.
The Pistons are 4-14 straight up away from home this season. After a four game win streak all at home the team has dropped two of their past three games. They are coming off the 90-87 home defeat on Saturday to the Utah Jazz as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 192 ½ points. Detroit blew an early 26-13 lead after one period in the loss. They wasted a 52% shooting night by missing 8 free throws out of 21 shots and turning the ball over 17 times. The Pistons allowed the Jazz to shoot nearly 51% from the floor. Detroit are a top ten team in the NBA this season in three defensive categories of field goal, three point and scoring defense. Greg Monroe is the man in Detroit as he leads the team with 15points, 9 boards as well as a shooting percentage nearly 48%.