Detroit Pistons versus New York Knicks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-6-2013

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The 36-21 New York Knicks will travel to play the 23-39 Detroit Pistons in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Detroit is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The odds from this pro basketball game has the New York Knicks favored -4 points. There has been no movement in the line since the odds came out a few hours ago.

This will be the third meeting of the season between these two clubs. New York has won and covered the spread in all three games.

New York Knicks have a road record of 15-12 on the season. They win for the fourth time in five games after a 102-97 comeback road victory at the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday as a -3 point betting favorite. The total landed under 204 ½ points. The Knicks overcame a 22 point deficit for the win. They shot 46.2% from the floor and made 12 of 30 three pointers. They survived allowing Cleveland 50.7% shooting by grabbing nine more rebounds as well as making 18 of 21 free throws. Amar Stoudemire came off the bench for 22 points and 6 rebounds on 10 of 15 shooting. Against a losing team the Knicks got away with giving up over 50% shooting but in the playoffs that is unlikely to result in victory. New York is 19th in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage as the Knicks allow 45.9% shooting to their opponents this season.

The Pistons lose their second straight and eighth game in ten tries after a 114-75 road defeat on Sunday to the San Antonio Spurs as a +13 point underdog. The game finished under 199 ½ points. Detroit fell behind 60-40 at the half in defeat. They shoot just 32.6% from the floor and made 6 of 19 from the three point line. The Pistons give away 19 turnovers and allowed the Spurs 50.6% shooting. Center Greg Monroe had 16 points and 8 rebounds on 6 of 13 shooting. We have seen some inconsistent defensive performances from this Pistons team of late during this skid as they have allowed over 100 points in numerous games. Things have not been too good on the offensive end of the court. They have been held under 100 points in eighth of ten games. They are 21st in the NBA in points scored per game at 94.6 a contest.

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