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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
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
January 31, 2012 Detroit 86New York113-9.0184.0
January 7, 2012 New York 103Detroit804.5191.0

When looking at the last 53 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 35 games compared to 18 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the New York/Detroit series is 98.1 ppg while the vistor has put up 94.4 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 3.7 favoring the home team.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last 53 games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 3.7 ppg. That represents a value number of 9.2 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 53 games between the Knicks and the Pistons is 192.5 per game. That creates a differential of 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
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
November 28, 2010 New York 125Detroit116-2.0204.5

When looking at the last 28 games in this series while Detroit has been the home team, we can see the Pistons have won 18 games compared to 10 wins for the Knicks. Average points scored per game by Detroit in this situation is is 96.1 ppg while New York has put up 93.8 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 2.3 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 2.3 ppg. That represents a value number of 7.8 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 28 games between the Knicks and the Pistons is 189.9 per game. That creates a differential of 4.6 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 82 games, averaging 98.6 points per game, while allowing 99.4 points per game. This has led to a season record of 37-45. Let's have a closer look at recent New York Knicks results.

Recent New York Knicks Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
April 16, 2014 Toronto 92New York955.0198.0
April 15, 2014 New York 109Brooklyn98-7.5194.5
April 13, 2014 Chicago 89New York1003.5185.5
April 11, 2014 New York 108Toronto100-5.5193.0
April 6, 2014 New York 91Miami102-7.5186.5
April 4, 2014 Washington 90New York89-5.0196.0
April 2, 2014 Brooklyn 81New York110-2.5195.0

This season the New York Knicks have played 41 games on the road, averaging 97.2 points per game, while allowing 99.6 points per game. This has led to a season record of 18-23. Let's have a closer look at recent New York Knicks results on the road.

Recent New York Knicks Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
April 15, 2014 New York 109Brooklyn98-7.5194.5
April 11, 2014 New York 108Toronto100-5.5193.0
April 6, 2014 New York 91Miami102-7.5186.5
March 31, 2014 New York 92Utah833.5194.0
March 30, 2014 New York 89Golden St.84-6.5202.0

Can the Detroit Pistons Cover the Spread?

This season the Detroit Pistons have played 82 games, averaging 101.0 points per game, while allowing 104.7 points per game. This has led to a season record of 29-45. Let's have a closer look at recent Detroit Pistons results.

Recent Detroit Pistons Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
April 16, 2014 Detroit 111Oklahoma City112-14.0213.0
April 13, 2014 Toronto 116Detroit1076.5206.0
April 11, 2014 Detroit 98Chicago106-10.0193.0
April 9, 2014 Detroit 100Cleveland122-6.5207.0
April 8, 2014 Detroit 102Atlanta95-6.5209.0
April 5, 2014 Boston 111Detroit115-6.0207.0
April 4, 2014 Detroit 104Brooklyn116-10.0206.0
April 2, 2014 Detroit 94Indiana101-10.0191.0
March 31, 2014 Milwaukee 111Detroit116-6.5207.0
March 29, 2014 Detroit 98Philadelphia1236.0210.5

This season the Detroit Pistons have played 41 games here at home, averaging 101.1 points per game, while allowing 103.6 points per game. This has led to a season record of 17-24. Let's have a closer look at recent Detroit Pistons results when playing at home.

Recent Detroit Pistons Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
April 13, 2014 Toronto 116Detroit1076.5206.0
April 5, 2014 Boston 111Detroit115-6.0207.0
March 31, 2014 Milwaukee 111Detroit116-6.5207.0
March 28, 2014 Miami 110Detroit786.00.0
March 26, 2014 Cleveland 97Detroit96-5.5205.5
March 15, 2014 Indiana 112Detroit1045.0198.0
March 11, 2014 Sacramento 88Detroit99-2.5214.0
March 5, 2014 Chicago 105Detroit944.0192.5
March 3, 2014 New York 85Detroit96-5.0205.5
February 24, 2014 Golden St. 104Detroit96

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