Authored by National Basketball Association Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2015 Basketball game on Friday January 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM EST.
The (8-23) Detroit Pistons of the Eastern Conference Central Division will make the trip from the MotorCity to the Big Apple to take on the (5-29) New York Knicks of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at Madison Square Garden in downtown Manhattan, New York. This Sports Handicapper believes the Detroit Piston has will get better as they play in coach Stan Van Gundy system. The New York Knicks are a bad basketball team and will make some trades by the deadline. The betting line has Detroit as a Two-point road Favorite Against The Spread, the betting odds total is 198 for Friday’s game.
The 2014-15 Detroit Piston are on a three game win streak, they won at Cleveland on December 28th and at Orlando on the 30th. Detroit is finally playing defense, holding both the Cavaliers and Magic under ninety-points. Detroit has it all, two big men in the paint and perimeter shooting. Detroit also has a point guard that can penetrate and shot the basketball as well. The betting odds over is 4-0 Detroit last four on Friday’s. The betting odds under is 6-1 the last seven meetings between the teams. Detroit is 4-2 their last six NBA Against The Spread Picks on the road going over the betting odds total three times, staying under twice and have a push. Detroit is only 6-20 ATS their last twenty-six at New York. Detroit is starting to play the way we thought they would. The Pistons will make a run at a playoff spot this season. The key to a Detroit win Friday is to concentrate of playing in your face defense, their offense will be there.
The 2014-15 New York Knicks have lost nine in a row and just came back from the West Coast road trip. The Knicks only scored 78′-points their last two on the trip both losses to Portland and the last at Los Angeles Clippers. New York hosts Milwaukee on January 4th and play at Memphis on the 5th. New York is giving up over 101 points per game and scoring only 94 points per contest this season. New Yok is 17-9 Against The Spread their last twenty-six against Detroit. New York is 0-3-1 ATS following a straight up loss. New York is 4-5-1 their last ten Against The Point Spread, going over the Betting odds total three times and staying under seven. The key to a New York win is to play inspired basketball. The Knicks are in turmoil and pointing fingers leading to bad chemistry.
Free Pick: Detroit-2.