Tonights NBA action comes to you live from London, on Sky Sports!! Don’t miss it! Last nights 2-1 took us to 8-1 for the week, and 11 of the last 12 as our January run in the NBA went to 18-8. Tonight, it’s a quiet night and one best left alone really. However, I know we’re all expecting something for the NBA Live game, so I’ll give you something. If you’re asking me to give this rating, I’d give it a 5* star rating – out of 10. It’s far from my surest play of the year but it stands a fair chance, as does any bet.
New York Knicks @ Detroit Pistons
The teams met earlier in the season where the Knicks won 121-100. The Knicks are a team averaging just over 101 points a game, and the Under/Over total is set at 194 here. Tonight, I think we’ll see the Knicks fulfill their part of the requirement and drop 100. My issue, however, is the jet lag, unfamiliar surroundings and adjusted start time. It certainly better suits a Knicks side that has much more depth and should get through tonight’s game with a win and plenty of bench points. Whether or not the Pistons will rise to the occassion and keep close to the Knicks remains to be seen. The spread has the Knicks as a -5.5 favorite. They’re shooting 46% from the field and I think the Pistons will shoot narrowly below that tonight. Providing the Pistons keep within that 5.5 point margin or relatively close in the 4th quarter, I think we’ll get our total, but you have to remember this isn’t a regular NBA game. There is an expectancy on these teams shoulders to provide a spectacle for the viewing public in the UK tonight and we could see some serious offense. Both teams are gonna want a fast start, and despite the attraction the Pistons still have a few motivational factors such as the previous defeat and they’ll be looking to bounce back from a home loss to the Jazz on Saturday, and that will have been the focus for the past 4 days. The Knicks last played Saturday also and pulled out a routine and comfortable 100-87 win over the Hornets. Let’s try the points.
Over 193.50 @ 1.80 with Matchbook