Pistons vs. Hawks Prediction
Can the Detroit Pistons go on the road and pick up a big win over the Atlanta Hawks when the two meet up tonight at 7:30PM ET?
523 Detroit Pistons vs. 524 Atlanta Hawks
Friday, February 22, 2019
7:30PM ET – State Farm Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pistons are the favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Hawks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 222.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 71 percent going on the Pistons on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pistons trying to pick up steam
Detroit went into the break coming off a loss to Boston, but the Pistons had won four straight games prior to that. Detroit is 26-30 on the season, 9-17 on the road, 26-28-2 against the spread and 31-25 with the under.
The Pistons are playing pretty well on defense this season, allowing just 108.1 points per game while holding opponents to a league-low 33.2 percent shooting from the arc. Offensively, Detroit is putting up 106.6 points per game while shooting just 43.8 percent as a team. Blake Griffin is leading the team with 26.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game while Andre Drummond is adding 17.4 points and 15 rebounds per game.
Hawks back on a slide
Atlanta is coming off a 106-91 loss at home to the Knicks. They have lost four of their last five, failing to cover the spread in each loss. Atlanta is now 19-39 on the season, 9-17 at home, 25-33 against the spread and 32-26 with the over.
The Hawks have the league’s worst defense, allowing 118.2 points per game while opponents shoot 47.6 percent against them. Offensively, the Hawks are putting up 110.6 points per game while shooting 45.3 percent as a team. John Collins has been leading the team this season with 19.1 points and 9.5 rebounds per game while Trae Young is adding 16.9 points and 7.6 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pistons are 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 Friday games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400.
The Hawks are just 7-20 against the spread in their last 27 home games against a team with a losing road record and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against a losing team.
The Pistons haven’t been a reliable team on the road this season, but if something is going to happen for this team, they have to start winning these games. Detroit is eighth in the East right now, only ½ a game up on Orlando and Miami. The Pistons have the better talent, but their inability to shoot at times has hindered them. Detroit will have to be strong on defense and should be able to get some easier looks in the paint against this poor defense.
NBA Prediction: Detroit Pistons -3.5