The New York Knicks will look to clinch the season series when they meet the Detroit Pistons in a key Eastern Conference matchup on Monday. The Pistons (8-48), who are just 5-27 in conference play, are 4-24 on the road this season. The Knicks (34-23), second in the Atlantic Division, are 19-9 at home and 23-13 against Eastern foes. New York posted a 118-112 win over Detroit in the Nov. 30 meeting, the first of three matchups. OG Anunoby (elbow), Julius Randle (shoulder) and Mitchell Robinson (ankle) remain out for New York, while Isaiah Stewart (league suspension) is out for Detroit.

The game from the Madison Square Garden in New York City will tip off at 7:30 p.m. ET. Detroit is averaging 112.8 points per game, while New York averages 114.2. The Knicks are 11-point favorites in the latest Pistons vs. Knicks odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 223.5. Before making any Knicks vs. Pistons picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions from SportsLine's proven model

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Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Pistons. You can visit SportsLine to see the picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Pistons vs. Knicks:

  • Knicks vs. Pistons spread: New York -11
  • Knicks vs. Pistons over/under: 223.5 points
  • Knicks vs. Pistons money line: Detroit +462, New York -635
  • DET: The Pistons have hit the second-quarter game total under in 48 of their last 78 games (+15.15 units)
  • NYK: The Knicks have hit the game total under in 24 of their last 32 games (+15.20 units)
  • Knicks vs. Pistons picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Knicks can cover

Shooting guard Donte DiVincenzo, a former first-round pick of the Milwaukee Bucks in 2018, has really played well of late. Over the past nine games, he is averaging 23.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.6 steals. In a 122-108 loss to Dallas on Feb. 8, DiVincenzo poured in 36 points, dished out three assists and grabbed two rebounds. In 56 games, including 38 starts, he is averaging 13.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals.

Shooting guard Alec Burks, acquired from Detroit earlier this month, has had two double-digit scoring efforts in five games with New York. He poured in 22 points with two rebounds in a 125-111 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Feb. 10. He had 13 points and three boards in a 118-100 loss at Orlando on Feb. 14. In 48 regular-season games, Burks is averaging 12.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists. See who to back at SportsLine

Why the Pistons can cover

Point guard Cade Cunningham leads the Detroit offense, and is coming off back-to-back 20-plus point games. In Saturday's loss to Orlando, he scored 26 points, while grabbing seven rebounds and adding four assists. He had 30 points, eight assists and five rebounds in a 129-115 loss at Indiana on Thursday. In the first meeting against New York, he scored 31 points, while adding eight assists and two rebounds. In 46 games, all starts, he is averaging 22.2 points, 7.4 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 33.8 minutes.

Also helping power the Pistons is forward Simone Fontecchio, who was acquired earlier this month from Utah. In five games with Detroit, he has reached double-digit scoring four times, including a 20-point and nine-rebound effort in a 112-106 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 10. He scored 17 points, added five assists and three rebounds in the loss to Orlando on Saturday. In two games against the Knicks this season, he is averaging 14.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and one steal. See who to back at SportsLine

How to make Knicks vs. Pistons picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 231 points. The model also says one side of the spread is the better value. You can only see the picks at SportsLine

So who wins Pistons vs. Knicks, and which side of the spread is the better value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 63-39 roll on top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out.