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(2-9) Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons (8-3)
Date: Friday, November 10
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pistons -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 208
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The balanced Detroit Pistons host a regressed Atlanta Hawks squad Friday in a meeting of teams on opposite ends of the Eastern Conference standings.
Odds-wise, Detroit is heavily favored vs. hard-luck Atlanta. While recently Mike Budenholzer’s club almost upset last year’s Eastern Finalists in succession, the Hawks nonetheless sport the NBA’s second-worst record. Conversely, behind crisp execution and reliable depth, Detroit sits 8-3: good for third-best league-wide.
Opposite Detroit, Atlanta could be without injured rotation-players Ersan Ilyasova (knee), DeAndre’ Bembry (wrist), and Miles Plumlee (quad). The Pistons list Stanley Johnson (hip) and Jon Leuer (ankle) as day-to-day after each missed Detroit’s 114-97 Wednesday victory against Indiana.
Losses and injuries have mounted as Atlanta seeks identity around returning starters Dennis Schroder (22.6 points, 6.6 assists), Taurean Prince (13.6 points, 5.4 rebounds), and Kent Bazemore (12.5 points). Collectively, this defensively-challenged Hawks iteration has failed to meet past expectations while averaging 21.1 assists and 15.4 turnovers.
Simply, the components which made other Budenholzer units greater than their collective-parts have evaded the 17-18 Atlanta Hawks.
Still, Atlanta is a scrappy group which will give 48-minutes of effort as shown by the team’s recent 117-115 upset vs. Cleveland, and near upset of stalwart Boston.
Monday, the underdog Hawks came within one possession of upending the Celtics’ current 10-game win streak — a run Brad Stevens’ men continued Wednesday opposite Lonzo Ball’s upstart Lakers. Unfazed, Schroder (23 points) and crew brought a plucky fight to Boston before falling 110-107. Minus key contributors, Atlanta gained surprise performances from Dewayne Dedmon (19 points, 12 rebounds), Marco Belinelli (19 points), and Malcolm Delaney (13 points).
However, Kyrie Irving (35 points) and former perennial Hawks All-Star Al Horford (15 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists) foiled Atlanta’s live-dog bid.
With an eleventh-straight playoff trip unlikely, the Hawks are building an identity of noteworthy spoiler on trap-game radars. Expect well-rested Atlanta to go all in vs. Detroit while seeking a third road victory this season.
Motown pulsates with mid-November excitement as Detroit resides among the NBA’s elite. Tobias Haris (20 ppg) leads a formidable cast of Pistons standouts, including Andre Drummond, Avery Bradley, and Reggie Jackson. However, Detroit’s’ supporting cast is making waves as Ish Smith, Anthony Tolliver, Reggie Bullock, Langston Galloway, and Henry Elleson bolster a deep reserve collection.
Balance is the catalyst which propels the Pistons’ early run of contention. Overall, Detroit ranks 9th in both offensive and defensive efficiency. And though Atlanta plays faster, Detroit is maximizing each possession while valuing the basketball and forcing other teams into costly mistakes.
Eight Pistons scored at least seven points during a recent 114-97 win vs. middling conference-denizen Indiana. On any given night, Detroit can overwhelm its opponent with scores of unrelenting two-way pressure.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pistons are 5-1 SU at home this season
- Atlanta is 2-5 on the road this season
- Detroit is 4-1-1- ATS at home this season
- Atlanta is 4-6-1 ATS overall this season
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
Along with veteran coaches Stan Van Gundy and Mike Budenholzer, expect the matchups of Schroder-Jackson and Harris-Prince to provide intrigue. Although, Detroit’s punishing front line and reserve depth will overpower undermanned Atlanta.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pistons -8.5
This contest should easily sway in the Pistons’ favor straight up, however, watch for Atlanta to make a run against the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pistons 112 – Hawks 101
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