Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Pistons vs Hawks Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Detroit Pistons taking on the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday December 23 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Detroit Pistons (17-12) vs. Atlanta Hawks (18-12)
Date: Wednesday December 23rd
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Philips Arena – Atlanta, Georgia
NBA Moneyline Odds: Hawks -230, Pistons +190
NBA Betting Odds: Hawks -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 201.5
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Detroit returns to Atlanta, where they won on opening night. A harbinger of good things to come.
The Hawks have been very streaky this season but it appears they are still among the better teams in the Eastern Conference.
The weird thing is it looks like both of these teams are.
There is no way around it, the first third of the season has been a success for the Pistons. Not only are they winning but they are in the thick of it for the playoffs. I still think there was a way to have the kind of success they are having with Greg Monroe but it really doesn’t matter now.
They are coming into this one on a three game winning streak and have won five of their last six. They might even get a boost to from the return of Brandon Jennings.
The question is how they work him in given that Reggie Jackson has assumed leadership of the clubs and is leading them in scoring. My guess is they will work Jennings into a sixth man/instant offense role but they could also try playing them together.
Either way it doesn’t change that Andre Drummond is a beast. He is averaging 18ppg even though his FT% is a staggering 39%. Just imagine if he was making 50%. He would be unstoppable.
Last year the Hawks rarely had a down moment but this season they have been very streaky. Still they are tied for the most wins in the Eastern Conference heading into this one.
In looking at their record you can surmise that they might be missing Demare Caroll more than anticipated but it could also be that the East is a lot better than it has been in a while.
Last year the Hawks sent their entire lineup to the All-Star game but this season I am not sure any of their starters would get selected.
Nobody has fallen off a cliff but everyone’s production is down, maybe save Paul Milsap, who is questionable for this one.
Atlanta had no answer for Drummond in the first game and I am not sure they have one for him now. They are at home but will that be enough.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pistons are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Pistons are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win.
- Pistons are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Over is 4-0 in Hawks last 4 overall.
- Under is 8-1 in Hawks last 9 Wednesday games.
- Under is 4-1 in Hawks last 5 games following a ATS loss.
Free NBA Prediction:
I like the Pistons to once again get the upset victory over the Hawks.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Detroit ATS
The line is smaller than it was in the opener but there is still good value with the Pistons.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Detroit 102 – Atlanta 100
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