[7:40 PM] Knicks @ Pistons

Who will WIN this matchup?

New York Knicks (1-1)

@ Detroit Pistons (2-1)


Current odds:

New York Knicks: (+155)

Detroit Pistons: (-175)


ESPN simulations have Detroit as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on New York to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Pistons by 4 points.

The Detroit Pistons struggled on the defensive end in their season opener at Toronto last week and vowed to turn things around on that end – a pledge they apparently took seriously. The Pistons will try to hold a third straight opponent under 84 points when they host the New York Knicks on Tuesday.

Noah did not make much of an impression in his Knicks’ debut, going scoreless and grabbing six rebounds in the loss at Cleveland, but his broad range of skills was apparent in Saturday’s home opener. The 6-11 center grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out a team-high seven assists while hitting both of his field goals attempts in 22 minutes. Noah’s unselfishness helped each of the other four starters score at least 13 points, with second-year star Kristaps Porzingis’ 21 points leading the way.

Noah will get a big test on the defensive end from Detroit center Andre Drummond, who collected 20 points, 23 rebounds and three blocks in Sunday’s 98-83 win over Milwaukee. Drummond, who also grabbed 20 boards in Friday’s 108-82 triumph over Orlando, is getting credit from his teammates for the defensive performances the last two contests.

Knicks rookie G Ron Baker (ankle) sat out Saturday and is day-to-day.

Pistons rookie F Henry Ellenson is struggling to break into the rotation and did not play at all on Sunday after logging two minutes in each of the first two games.

The home team took each of the three meetings last season and New York is looking for its first win in Detroit since a 121-115 overtime triumph on Feb. 27, 2015


StreakSmarts Pick: Detroit Pistons

Confidence: 6/10

StreakSmarter Pick