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(5-5) Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks (3-8)
Date: Friday November 9th, 2018
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Detroit Pistons -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 225.5
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Detroit just snapped a four game losing streak last time they played and now will be looking to get back over .500. The Hawks have lost their last two games in a row and now sit five games under .500.
Last season the Detroit won three of the four meetings with the Hawks. This will be the first meeting between Detroit and Atlanta this season.
The Pistons have already their season go up and down through the first ten games. They started off 4-4 and were looking very solid. Then, they preceded to lose five straight giving them a record of 4-5. Three of the five losses have come by five points or less, so it is not like they played terrible, they just were not able to close out a few of the games.
No surprise that Blake Griffin has emerged as the leading scorer for the Pistons. He is averaging 27.3 points per game. He is also leading the team in assists with 4.6 per game. Griffin is averaging 10.7 rebounds per game as well, which gives him an average of a double-double.
Andre Drummond is also playing very well through the first few weeks of the season. He is the leading re-bounder for the Pistons with 16.6 per game and his second in points per game with 18.9.
Clearly the strength for the Pistons is their low post offense. As mentioned both their Power Forward and Center average double-doubles. Together they help the Pistons average 49.5 rebounds per game, which is fourth in the league.
The biggest weakness for the Pistons so far is the fact they do not get that many assists per game. Right now they are sitting at 19.8 per game, which is near the bottom of the league at 29th. If the Pistons can start to move the ball around more effectively, they will have more success as the season rolls on.
As expected, the Hawks have struggled a ton throughout the beginning of the season. They are only 3-8 with two of their wins coming at the new State Farm Arena.
Trae Young has already emerged as the top scorer for the Hawks. Problem is his shooting percentage is a bit too low. He is shooting 42.3% from the field and 27.1% from behind the arc. If Young can improve his shot, he has the potential to be a very good player in the years to come.
One of the biggest issues for the Hawks this season is their defense. They are allowing 118.8 points per game, which ranks 27th in the league. Hopefully when John Collins returns he will make a defensive impact, but as of right now Atlanta cannot seem to stop anyone.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
- ATL are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 Fri. games.
- ATL are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games.
- DET are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction:
The Pistons big men will be too much to handle and Detroit will pick up a win on the road.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Detroit Pistons -4.5
Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin will dominate the low post and will help the Pistons cover in this matchup.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pistons 112 – Hawks 101
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