With the college football season ending on Monday the NBA will take center stage on Tuesday January 7th as the Detroit Pistons will hit the road to face the New York Knicks from Eastern conference pro basketball play. The Pistons and Knicks will get things started from Madison Square Garden at 7:30PM Eastern Time and NBA League Pass Channel will provide the coast to coast TV broadcast. Check out the NBA wagering odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The point spread odds from this NBA game has the home team New York Knicks favored by -2 ½ points with a total lined at 198 points. Those who play on New York on the money line will lay -135 odds with the return on the Detroit Pistons at +125 odds on the money line.
The New York Knicks enter play on Tuesday with a mark of 11-22 on the season. The team has been hit hard by injuries this season. The injury to Tyson Chandler was huge for the team as they could not replace his low post presence on both the offensive and defensive side of the court. He was missed more defensively as the Knicks had a few more options to score. Chandler with his low wing span can defend the goal and take pressure off the Knicks guards on the defensive end of the court because they know if they get beat off the dribble they will get bailed out by Chandler down low. New York has had great success against the Pistons as the Knicks have won seven of their past eight meetings. The Knicks return home off one of their best wins of the season. They come off a 201 record in the Texas Triangle road trip. They win 105-101 on the road at San Antonio to begin the trip. They next night the Knicks go on the road to Houston and fall 102-100 at the Houston Rockets as a +9 ½ point wagering underdog. They close the road trip at the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday and came away with the 92-80 victory as a +6 ½ point betting underdog. The Knicks are 3-0 ATS in their past three games. Detroit is 0-4 straight up in their past four games. New York is still in the playoff hunt as they are just 2 ½ games behind the eighth seeded Detroit Pistons.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Tuesday we will play on the New York Knicks -2 ½ points at the sports books.