Pistons vs. Hawks Prediction
The Atlanta Hawks will attempt to move to 3-0 on the new season when they host the Detroit Pistons Monday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. With the home team laying 10 points and the total sitting at 224.5, what’s the smart play tonight from a betting standpoint?
543 Detroit Pistons (+10) at 544 Atlanta Hawks (-10); o/u 224.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Monday, December 28, 2020
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
Detroit Pistons DFS Spin
Blake Griffin (left knee injury management) will not play vs. the Hawks on Monday. It's a back-to-back situation for the Pistons and Blake should return to action vs. the Warriors on Tuesday. His absence should open more minutes for Sekou Doumbouya, himself probable with a foot injury, and Josh Jackson may also step into a bigger role. Jackson has played well in a Pistons uniform thus far, so he's worth a look for plug-and-play value.
Atlanta Hawks DFS Spin
Danilo Gallinari (foot) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Pistons. Gallinari was originally listed as questionable for Saturday's game against Memphis, only to be downgraded to out a couple hours before tipoff. If he's unable to play Monday night, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Cam Reddish and De'Andre Hunter are the players who will have the most to gain fantasy-wise. All three should already be rostered, regardless of league format.
Pistons vs. Hawks Betting Prediction
The over has cashed in four straight meetings between the Pistons and Hawks in Atlanta and is 13-5 in the last 18 series meetings between these two teams overall. The over is also 18-5 in the Pistons’ last 23 games coming off an ATS loss, is 21-8-1 in their last 30 games coming off a loss of any kind and is 7-1 in their last eight games versus a team with a winning record.
On the other side, the over is 10-2 in the Hawks’ last 12 games versus a team with a losing record, is 20-7 in their last 27 home games versus a team with a losing road record and has cashed in 21 of their last 29 home games.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: PISTONS/HAWKS OVER 224.5