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The 18-30 Detroit Pistons will travel on a back to back when they take on the 18-6 New York Knicks in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip time from Madison Square Garden in New York is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this NBA game has the home team New York Knicks favored by -9 ½ points with an over under line of 198 points. There has been no movement in the line or total since the odds came out a few hours ago.
The Knicks and Pistons squared off twice this season with the Knicks winning and covering both games.
The Detroit Pistons have a road record of 5-17 on the year. The team drops their third game in four tries following a 98-97 home defeat to the LA Lakers as a +3 point underdog. The total came in at under 201 ½ points. The Pistons nearly overcome an 18 point deficit. They shoot 44.6% from the floor but allow the Lakers 47%. Greg Monroe had 20 points and 12 rebounds on 9 of 14 shooting in defeat. The Detroit defense has begun to struggled as the team is giving up over their season average in points allowed in six straight games.
The New York Knicks on their home court is 18-6 on the 2012-13 campaign. The team is on a four game win streak all on their home court. The team is coming off the 120-81 blowout win on Saturday to the Sacramento Kings as a -11 point betting favorite. The game came in at under 204 points. New York stormed to the 23 point lead at the half and made it 45 after three quarters. The Knicks shot 54.7% from the floor and nailed 19 of 43 three pointers. They crushed the Kings on the glass by a 52-30 margin. J.R. Smith had 25 points and 6 rebounds on 9 of 16 shooting. We have seen an upsurge scoring and shooting wise with the Knicks since the return of point guard Raymond Felton back to the lineup. New York is getting back to that great form we saw them back in November and December when Felton was in the lineup.
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