Free NBA Hoops Pick: Hawks vs Pistons Lines
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(38-29) Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons (34-33)
The Pistons have lost 2 of their last 3 games and in their last game they lost by 42 points. Detroit is tied with the Chicago Bulls for the 8th and final spot in the East.
While the Pistons were blown out in their last game the Hawks were on the winning end of one in their last game and they have won 2 in a row and 5 of their last 6 games.
In their last game the Hawks beat the Indiana Pacers 104-75 and the Pistons lost to the Washington Wizards 124-81.
The Hawks rank a legit 16th in the league in scoring, but their strength is their defense, which ranks 6th in the league in opponents’ points allowed. In their last 6 games they have given up an average of only 86.7 ppg and in the only loss in that span was the only game they gave up more than 97 points.
Atlanta has a balanced lineup led by leading scorer FW Paul Millsap, G Jeff Teague, and C Al Horford.
In the win over the Pacers in their last game Millsap and Horford each scored 18 points. Their D was stifling in the game, as Indiana had their lowest scoring output of the season and they held the Pacers to a paltry FG% of 37.9%.
This is only the 2nd meeting of the season between these 2 teams and in the first meeting in Atlanta the Hawks easily beat the Wizards 114-99.
Atlanta is a .500 team on the road this season (17-17), but they have won 3 of their last 4 road games.
The Pistons suffered their worst loss of the season in their last game and afterwards head coach Stan Van Gundy stated, “Look, they dominated. I’m not going to do a lot of analysis on this. There is none.” Good call, as the Pistons barely shot over 40% from the floor while the Wizards were red hot with a FG% of 56.7%.
In the Washington game only 1 Pistons’ starter scored in double figures.
On the season the Pistons rank 18th in the league in scoring and 11th in opponents’ points allowed. Their D has been the issue as of late, as in their last 3 games, 2 losses, they have given up an average of 117.7 ppg.
Detroit does have a pretty balanced team led by G Reggie Jackson, C Andre Drummond, who leads the league in rebounding, and Tobias Harris has been a solid addition since coming over in a mid-season trade. Drummond has to play well in this game on the boards and playing solid interior D facing Millsap and Horford.
This season the Pistons are 19-11 at home this season and they have won their last 3 home games. Detroit has to happy to back at home, as 7 of their last 9 games have been on the road including their last 4.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- Hawks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
- Pistons are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 home games.
- Nets are 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 home games.
- Pistons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
- Pistons have an Over record of 17-7 in their last 24 home games.
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
The Hawks are playing great while the Pistons are not and coming off their worst loss of the season. OK, so the Pistons are back home, but that will not matter as Atlanta will take this game sending Detroit to their 3rd loss in their last 4 games.
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While the Hawks may not lay a 15-point beat down on the Pistons like they did earlier this season at home they will win and cover the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Hawks 110 – Pistons 104
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