The Atlanta Hawks (5-4) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (2-9) on Tuesday, November 14th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Little Caesars Arena and televised on BSDE. Both the Hawks and Pistons will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Hawks vs Pistons
The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Hawks will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Heat with a final score of 117-109. In the end, the Hawks not only lost the game but also failed to cover the spread as -7.5 point favorites. Concerning the over/under, the total of 226 points remained below the established over/under line of 227.5.
Over the Hawks’ last five games, they are 3-2 and come in with an overall record of 5-4. Away from home, the Hawks have a 3-2 record this season, while maintaining a 2-2 record in their home games.
This season, Atlanta holds an ATS record of 3-6, which also includes their three game losing streak against the spread. The Hawks have been unable to cover the spread in their last four games as favorites, and they hold a 3-2 record against the spread when playing as underdogs.
The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In the Pistons’ most recent game against the Bulls, Kevin Knox II led the Pistons with 18 points while going 7/8 from the field. Isaiah Stewart contributed 17 points, but Detroit lost the game 119-108.
As they prepare to face off against the Hawks, the Pistons are 2-9 overall and are looking to snap a eight game losing streak. In away games this season, the Pistons have put together a 1-5 record, whereas they have a 1-4 record when playing at home.
So far, Detroit is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 5-6. On the road, the Pistons have an ATS record of 3-3, as opposed to a 2-3 record against the spread when playing at home.
Hawks Offense Breakdown
The Hawks step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 120.3 points per game (4th). So far, Atlanta is averaging 101.3 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Even though their effective field goal percentage in the NBA is on the lower side at 54%, the team’s commitment to an up-tempo playing style allows them to offset their less-than-ideal shooting figures.
Pistons Offense Breakdown
The Pistons come into today’s game as the 24th ranked scoring offense at 109.7 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.8 made 3’s per game. If the Detroit offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 16.6 turnovers per game.
Hawks Team Defense
The Hawks’ defense is presently ranked 23rd in the league, allowing an average of 117.0 points per contest.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Hawks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.5% from downtown.
Pistons Team Defense
At this time, the Pistons’ defense is positioned 19th in the NBA, permitting 114.2 points per game.
So far this season, the Pistons’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 1st in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 29.1 times per game vs. Detroit.
Key Players For The Hawks And Pistons
In today’s game, we anticipate Trae Young leading the scoring for the Hawks, contributing 15 points while shooting 5/12 from the field. This season, he is averaging 24.4 points per game along with 2.9 boards.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Cade Cunningham to be the top scorer for the Pistons. Our projection has him finishing the game with 14, and he is expected to secure 3 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 40.9% and is averaging 22.5 points per contest.
Hawks vs Pistons Trends
- Across the Hawks last five road games, the team averaged 119 points per game while allowing 115. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 3-2 straight-up.
- Through their last five home games, Detroit has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 113 points per game.
- Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Pistons have a straight up record of 0-5. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-3.
- Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Hawks struggled vs the spread going just 0-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 2-1.
We’re putting our money on the Hawks to win, and have the projected score sitting at 110-100. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Hawks at -4.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 232, and our model projects the Hawks and Pistons to reach a combined total of 210 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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