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2021 NBA Handicapping
(34-27) Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons (18-43)
Date: Monday, April 26th, 2021
Venue: Little Ceasars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Hawks -7.5 Pistons +7.5
NBA Betting Total: 221.5
The Atlanta Hawks are set to take on the Detroit Pistons Monday night, and while this game might seem like a clean-cut case, there are many caveats fans are going to have to consider. In fact, between both teams being very similar statistically, and injuries plaguing both teams, it’s going to be a little difficult to pick a winner
With that being said, the Hawks will also be on less than 24-hour rest after a 111-104 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, giving them not a lot of time to prepare for the rested Detroit Pistons. They will also be without Trey Young, which will put them at a huge disadvantage without one of their biggest stars.
The Atlanta Hawks are 4-1 in their last five games and 7-3 in their last 10 matchups. While that is all very impressive, especially at this point in the season, the Hawks will have their work cut out for them against the Pistons.
Not only is that evident by Trae Young missing the game due to an ankle injury, but also due to the fact that the Hawks are only 24 hours removed from a game against the Bucks. In all honesty, these two factors are going to heavily work against the playoff-bound team, and might even lead to their eventual downfall Monday night.
If nothing else, the Hawks are at arguably one of their most vulnerable points in the season, which is going to serve as a bit of a gut-check moment for the team. The question however is how they respond to it with so many factors working against them.
The Detroit Pistons are 1-4 in their last five games and 3-7 in their last ten matchups this season. Of course, the Pistons did manage to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers, The Portland Trail Blazers, and the Oklahoma Thunder, but have easily lost against opponents of similar strength to that of the Atlanta Hawks.
For example, the Detroit Pistons got blown out 125-81 by the New York Knicks, which is a team that managed to beat the Hawks by ten. If nothing else, that shows how much the Pistons struggle defensively against quality opponents and could have a lot of issues against the Hawks.
NBA Betting trends
- Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- Atlanta is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
- Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
- Detroit is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Monday.
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
Sure, it might be tempting to bet on the Pistons upsetting the Hawks, especially with all the factors working against Atlanta, but they just don’t seem to measure up defensively. In fact, the Hawks have scored at least 6 more points per game than the Pistons have this season, giving them a slight advantage.
The Detroit Pistons also average around 20 fouls per game, meaning that the Hawks will likely be going to the foul line for many of their points. Between that and the fact that the Pistons are 0-2 against the Hawks this season, there is really little to no reason to take the Pistons straight up here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pistons against the spread
If you want to bet the line, however, which currently stands at -7.5 points in favor of the Hawks, it is worth noting that they have beaten the Pistons by eight in their last 2 games. If nothing else, Atlanta has a lot of factors working against them in this game, meaning that the Pistons could realistically cover the spread here.
Of course, a lot is going to have to happen in order for the Pistons to achieve that lofty goal, but they are coming off a day of rest and could be better conditioned for this matchup. The Hawks are also without star player Trae Young, making that 7.5 games spread much easier to cover for the Pistons.
It might even end up being their biggest upset of the year if everything goes according to their game plan.
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