Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks Spread and Prediction

Two struggling Eastern Conference teams with opposite goals for the season are clashing, when the Atlanta Hawks (6-21), who are trying their best amidst a rebuilding season, are hosting the Detroit Pistons (14-13), who are struggling mightily lately and are in danger of falling out the playoff picture.

Date/Time:  12-14-2017, 19:30 EDT

Spread: Atlanta Hawks +4

Total: +206.5

Hawks have a 6-21 record (14-12-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the East. They have back-to-back losses (3-7 in their last 10) and in their last game they won lost on the road against Cleveland with a 114-123 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Dennis Schroder with 20.2 ppg, adding a team high 6.4 assists per game. He is followed by Taurean Prince with 13 ppg and 5.3 rebounds, while Kent Bazemore adds 12.4 ppg.

Pistons have a 14-13 record (16-9-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the 8th place of the West. They have seven consecutive losses and in their last game they lost at home against Denver with an 84-103 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tobias Harris with 18.2 ppg, adding 5.5 rebounds per game. He is followed by Reggie Jackson with 15.7 ppg and a team high 5.2 assists per game, while Andre Drummond adds 13.7 ppg and a team high 15.1 rebounds per game.

In their previous matchup earlier this season, Detroit won at home with a 111-104 score. Hawks are 3-9 at home so far this season, while Pistons are 6-8 on the road. Hawks are better offensively, scoring 103.9 ppg to Pistons’ 102.4, while Pistons are better defensively, allowing 102.3 ppg to Hawks’ 109.3. Hawks have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 45.5% to Pistons’ 44.8% and in 3-pointers, shooting with a third-best of 38.4% to Pistons’ 37.5%. Pistons on the other hand are better in rebounding, grabbing 42.4 to Hawks’ 40.1 and in turnovers committed (14.6 to 15.6), while Hawks are better in assists made, with 23.3 to Pistons’ 21.7. Pistons are currently on a free fall and Vegas odds give them a -4 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds as Hawks will force a closer game than that.

Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction: Atlanta Hawks +4 (-110)


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