Knicks vs Pistons: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – April 3, 2021

Written By Staff on April 3, 2021

The New York Knicks (24-25) will try to break a three-game losing streak when they visit the Detroit Pistons (14-34) on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Little Caesars Arena as only 3-point favorites. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET on MSG. The over/under in the matchup is set at 207.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of April 3, 2021, 6:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Knicks vs Pistons Betting Odds

Knicks vs Pistons Props

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Injury Report as of April 3

RJ Barrett: Day To Day (Ankle),
Reggie Bullock: Day To Day (Illness),
Mitchell Robinson: Out (Ankle),
Derrick Rose: Day To Day (Ankle)

Jahlil Okafor: Out (Knee),
Rodney McGruder: Out (Elbow)

Knicks and Pistons Records ATS

  • New York is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 28-21.
  • When favored by at least 3 points, the Knicks are 5-4 against the spread this season.
  • New York and its opponents have gone over the set total in only 17 of 49 games this season (34.7%).
  • Detroit has regularly covered the spread this season with a record of 25-20-1.
  • When playing as at least a 3-point underdog, the Pistons maintain an even 1-1 record against the spread.
  • Detroit and its opponents have typically been held under the total points bet this season, only claiming the over in 47.8% (22) of their 46 games played.

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Head to Head

In their last meeting, the Knicks defeated the Pistons 114-104. Julius Randle led the Knicks with 27 points, and Wayne Ellington paced the Pistons with 17. The Knicks covered the spread as 7-point favorites, and the teams combined to score 218 total points to hit the over on the 206-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/4/2021 Knicks Knicks -7 206 -294 234 Regular Season 114-104 NY
2/28/2021 Knicks Pistons -1 209.5 -116 -104 Regular Season 109-90 NY

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Scoring Trends

  • New York and its opponents have hit the over on Saturday’s 207.5 total in 26 out of 49 games (53.1%) this year.
  • 33 Detroit games this year (68.8% of its matchups) finished with a final score higher than Saturday’s total of 207.5 points.
  • This season, the average total for Knicks games is 208.8 points, 1.3 more than the over/under of 207.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 10.4 points separates the average total points bet in Pistons’ games (217.9 points) and this matchup’s over/under (207.5 points).
  • The average implied total for the Knicks this season is 109.7 points, 4.7 more points than their implied total of 105 points in Saturday’s game.
  • New York has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (105) 24 times this season.
  • The 112.3-point average implied total on the season for the Pistons is 10.3 more points than the team’s 102-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Detroit has scored more than 102 points 33 times this season.
  • The Knicks are the NBA’s 29th-highest scoring team (104.4 PPG), while the Pistons allow their opponents the 11th-fewest points per game (110.6) in the league.
  • The Knicks have out-scored their opponents by just two points this season (zero points per game on average), and opponents of the Pistons have out-scored them by 157 more points on the year (3.3 per game).

Knicks Leaders

  • Randle leads the Knicks in points, rebounds and assists. He scores 22.9 points per game while tacking on 10.8 rebounds and 5.9 assists.
  • Randle’s points prop total for the contest is set at 23.5, 0.6 points higher than his season average of 22.9.
  • The Knicks are led by Alec Burks from long distance. He hits 2.1 shots from deep per game.
  • Burks’ three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.4 shots higher than his season average of 2.1.
  • New York’s steals leader is Mitchell Robinson, who grabs 1.2 per game. Nerlens Noel leads the team averaging 2.0 blocks a game.
  • Robinson’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.7 steals less than his season average of 1.2.

Pistons Leaders

  • Mason Plumlee is number one on the Pistons leaderboard in both rebounds (9.3 per game) and assists (3.6 per game).
  • Plumlee’s rebounding prop total for the matchup is listed at 10.5 rebounds, 1.2 rebounds higher than his season average of 9.3.
  • Jerami Grant has outperformed his Detroit teammates in scoring, putting up 22.5 points per game to go with 4.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists.
  • Grant’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 19.5, 3.0 points less than his season average of 22.5.
  • Ellington leads the Pistons in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.7 made threes per game.
  • Ellington’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.2 shots less than his season average of 2.7.
  • Dennis Smith Jr. is at the top of Detroit’s steals hierarchy with 1.1 steals per game and Isaiah Stewart leads the squad in blocks with 1.1 per game.
  • Stewart’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.4 blocks higher than his season average of 1.1.


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