Pistons vs. Hawks Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: Detroit. According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Pistons are a 3.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 210.5 points.
Who the Public Likes: Detroit. As of Sunday morning, 79 percent of public bets have come in on the visiting Pistons. Online wager info also shows that 54 percent of bets are siding with the over.
Who We Like: Detroit has won both meetings this season and has gone 1-1 ATS. The Pistons had their five-game winning streak ended last game with a 108-95 home loss to the Clippers. Detroit is 2-i8 ATS in its last 10 games. The over has gone 6-4. Atlanta has lost two in a row, but had previously won its two games prior. The Hawks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games and the over-under has gone 5-5.
The Pistons finally lost their first game since acquiring Blake Griffin and to his former team no less in the Clippers. I like Detroit to bounce back here and cover a reasonable spread against a struggling Atlanta squad. Detroit has done well in the season series thus far and is a better team now. But I feel the even better play is on the over as the Pistons play at a faster pace now with Griffin in the lineup, while Atlanta doesn't play much defense at all.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DETROIT PISTONS -3.5