[7:40 PM] Pistons @ Knicks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Detroit Pistons (6-5)

@ New York Knicks (4-6)


The line for this game is Knicks by 1.5 points.

The Detroit Pistons are the only team in the NBA that is still unbeaten at home (5-0), but road games are not quite as easy. The Pistons, who snapped a five-game road slide beginning the season with a 106-95 win at Denver on Saturday, will try to make it back-to-back road wins when they visit the New York Knicks for the start of a two-game trip on Wednesday.

Detroit center Andre Drummond sat out Monday with a right ankle injury and Aron Baynes delivered 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting and eight rebounds in the spot start. Drummond was enjoying a string of five straight double-doubles before sitting out Monday and is day-to-day.

The decision to sit Noah for the second half on Monday allowed New York to space the floor with Kristaps Porzingis moving to center, Carmelo Anthony sliding to power forward and Justin Holiday starting in the backcourt. Hornacek said after the game that Noah would be back in the starting lineup due to his strong defense, but he won’t hesitate to use Holiday with the starting group more in the future.

Detroit SF Tobias Harris is 17-of-31 from the field in the last two games after going 12-of-38 in the previous three contests.

Knicks PG Derrick Rose slumped to three points on 1-of-6 shooting on Monday and had as many turnovers (five) as assists.

The home team took each of the last four meetings, including Detroit’s 102-89 win on Nov. 1.


StreakSmarts Pick: New York Knicks

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick