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New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons

Game Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013 | Game Time: 3:05 PM | Home Line: 5.5 | Total: 194.5

by Steve Miller

New York Knicks v Detroit Pistons Series Betting Trends

The New York Knicks travel to Detroit to play the Pistons at 3:05 PM on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Detroit is the underdog in this matchup, getting 5.5 points here at home. The Total has been posted at Over/Under 194.5.

Before getting to specific team details, let's have a look at the recent games in this series to see if we can identify any NBA sports betting trends to assist in making the right pick in this game.

Recent Results in the Knicks/Pistons Series

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 2, 2015 Detroit 97New York812.0198.0
November 5, 2014 New York 95Detroit98-4.0186.5
March 3, 2014 New York 85Detroit96-5.0205.5
January 7, 2014 Detroit 85New York89
November 19, 2013 New York 86Detroit92-4.0198.5
March 6, 2013 New York 87Detroit77
February 4, 2013 Detroit 85New York99-10.5197.0
January 17, 2013 New York 102Detroit875.5194.5
November 25, 2012 Detroit 100New York121-11.5190.5
March 24, 2012 Detroit 79New York101-10.5193.5

When looking at the last 55 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 36 games compared to 19 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the New York/Detroit series is 97.8 ppg while the vistor has put up 94.5 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 3.3 favoring the home team.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last 55 games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 3.3 ppg. That represents a value number of 8.8 when meassured against the offered line of 5.5, suggesting a wager on Detroit makes the most sense - at least, when looking at betting against the number according to the historical series trends.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 55 games between the Knicks and the Pistons is 192.3 per game. That creates a differential of 2.2 against the line, suggesting a bet of Under 194.5 may hold the greatest value. At least in relation to the series history.

Now let's take a look at the series history in this exact situation, with New York as the road team and with Detroit as the home team.

Recent Results when New York visits Detroit

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
November 5, 2014 New York 95Detroit98-4.0186.5
March 3, 2014 New York 85Detroit96-5.0205.5
November 19, 2013 New York 86Detroit92-4.0198.5
March 6, 2013 New York 87Detroit77
January 17, 2013 New York 102Detroit875.5194.5
January 7, 2012 New York 103Detroit804.5191.0
March 18, 2011 New York 95Detroit993.5215.5

When looking at the last 29 games in this series while Detroit has been the home team, we can see the Pistons have won 19 games compared to 10 wins for the Knicks. Average points scored per game by Detroit in this situation is is 96.2 ppg while New York has put up 93.8 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 2.4 favoring the Pistons.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 2.4 ppg. That represents a value number of 7.9 when meassured against the offered line of 5.5, suggesting a wager on the Pistons makes the most sense. At least, that's the way it looks when you ponder a bet against the line, looking at this wager in the vacuum of this series situation.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 29 games between the Knicks and the Pistons is 190 per game. That creates a differential of 4.5 against the line, suggesting a bet of Under 194.5 may hold the greatest value. At least in relation to the series history.

Can the New York Knicks Cover the Spread?

This season the New York Knicks have played 47 games, averaging 92.7 points per game, while allowing 100.6 points per game. This has led to a season record of 9-38. Let's have a closer look at recent New York Knicks results.

Recent New York Knicks Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 29, 2015 New York 82Indiana103-7.0184.0
January 28, 2015 Oklahoma City 92New York100
January 24, 2015 New York 71Charlotte76-9.0181.0
January 23, 2015 Orlando 106New York1132.5206.5
January 21, 2015 New York 98Philadelphia913.0190.5
January 19, 2015 New Orleans 92New York995.5190.0
January 15, 2015 New York 79Milwaukee95-6.0198.5

This season the New York Knicks have played 24 games on the road, averaging 93.7 points per game, while allowing 103.2 points per game. This has led to a season record of 3-21. Let's have a closer look at recent New York Knicks results on the road.

Recent New York Knicks Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 29, 2015 New York 82Indiana103-7.0184.0
January 24, 2015 New York 71Charlotte76-9.0181.0
January 21, 2015 New York 98Philadelphia913.0190.5
January 15, 2015 New York 79Milwaukee95-6.0198.5
January 7, 2015 New York 91Washington101

Can the Detroit Pistons Cover the Spread?

This season the Detroit Pistons have played 48 games, averaging 97.9 points per game, while allowing 100.0 points per game. This has led to a season record of 18-38. Let's have a closer look at recent Detroit Pistons results.

Recent Detroit Pistons Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 31, 2015 Houston 101Detroit1144.0205.5
January 28, 2015 Detroit 69Philadelphia89
January 27, 2015 Cleveland 103Detroit958.5209.5
January 25, 2015 Detroit 110Toronto114-8.0199.5
January 24, 2015 Detroit 86Milwaukee1012.5194.0
January 21, 2015 Orlando 118Detroit128-8.0210.0
January 19, 2015 Detroit 82Atlanta93-8.0203.5
January 17, 2015 Philadelphia 89Detroit107-12.5194.0
January 16, 2015 Detroit 98Indiana96
January 14, 2015 New Orleans 105Detroit94

This season the Detroit Pistons have played 24 games here at home, averaging 99.8 points per game, while allowing 102.1 points per game. This has led to a season record of 8-16. Let's have a closer look at recent Detroit Pistons results when playing at home.

Recent Detroit Pistons Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 31, 2015 Houston 101Detroit1144.0205.5
January 27, 2015 Cleveland 103Detroit958.5209.5
January 21, 2015 Orlando 118Detroit128-8.0210.0
January 17, 2015 Philadelphia 89Detroit107-12.5194.0
January 14, 2015 New Orleans 105Detroit94
January 10, 2015 Brooklyn 93Detroit98-5.0196.0
January 9, 2015 Atlanta 106Detroit1032.5202.5
January 4, 2015 Sacramento 95Detroit114-3.5206.5
December 26, 2014 Indiana 109Detroit1192.5194.0
December 19, 2014 Toronto 110Detroit1007.5199.0

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