NBA Picks: Are the Knicks a Good Team? Can Pistons Start Season Strong?

NBA Picks: Are the Knicks a Good Team? Can Pistons Start Season Strong?
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To help with your NBA betting, here are our picks for tonight's games.


Tonight's Prop Bets

SportsbookOddsProp Bet 
PointsBet-105Pistons’ Bojan Bogdanovic Over 17.5 points
FanDuel-140Knicks’ Evan Fournier Over 11.5 points
Caesars-108Trail Blazers’ Over Damian Lillard Over 23.5 points
DraftKings+245Heat’s Jimmy Butler to record a double-double
Caesars+106Nuggets’ Aaron Gordon to record a block

The player prop bets are 6-5, making $65 wagering $50 per prop.


Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks

7:30 p.m. ET

Line: Knicks –7 | Total: 218 points

I am betting on the Pistons +7 points as offered at BetMGM.

The Knicks appear to be a team of castoffs and only time will tell if they can be a playoff contender.

The Pistons had a great win coming back from a double-digit deficit to defeat the Orlando Magic 113-109 and covered the spread by a single point priced as a 3-point favorite.

Pistons coach Dwane Casey will look to build on the positive momentum and look to get out to a 2-0 record after the Pistons posted the third-worst record at 23-59 straight-up (44-36-2 against the spread) last season.

I expect the Piston’s forward Bojan Bogdanovic to have a big game after scoring 24 points in 24 minutes against the Magic in the opener.

Situational Trends and Angles

  • The Knicks are 7-14-1 ATS (33%) after losing their previous game in overtime.
  • The Knicks are 14-26 ATS (35%) following a road loss and playing at home against a foe coming off a win.
  • The Knicks are 14-22 ATS (39%) following a road loss in which they shot 40% or worse from the field.