Two Eastern Conference teams sitting outside the playoff spots are clashing, when the Atlanta Hawks (17-39), coming from two straight defeats, are hosting the Detroit Pistons (27-27), who are coming off their first defeat after acquiring Blake Griffin and are looking to bounce back. Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 02-11-2018, 15:30 EDT
Spread: Atlanta Hawks +3.5
Hawks have a 17-39 record (28-26-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the East. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost at home against the Cavaliers with a 107-123 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Dennis Schroder with 19.5 ppg, adding a team high 6.3 assists per game. He is followed by Kent Bazemore with 13 ppg, while Taurean Prince adds 12.4 ppg and 4.9 rebounds.
Pistons have a 27-27 record (26-26-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the 9th place of the East. In their last game they saw a five-game winning streak getting snapped by losing at home against the Clippers with a 95-108 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Blake Griffin with 21 ppg, adding 7.8 rebounds and a team high 6.2 assists per game. He is followed by Andre Drummond with 15 ppg, adding team highs in rebounding with 15.6 per game, in steals with 1.7 per game and in blocked shots with 1.5 per game.
Pistons have won both previous meetings against the Hawks earlier this season by an average of 10.5 points. Hawks are 12-17 at home so far this season, while Pistons are 9-16 on the road. Hawks are slightly better offensively, scoring 103.7 ppg to Pistons’ 103.2, while Pistons are better defensively, allowing 103.1 ppg to Hawks’ 107.9. Pistons have slightly better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 45.22% to Hawks’ 45.05% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 37.64% to Hawks’ 37.01%. They are also better in rebounding, grabbing 42.7 to Hawks’ 40.8, while Hawks are only better in assists made, with 23.9 to Pistons’ 22.7. Pistons are looking to bounce back today and Hawks have been below average at home. Vegas odds give the Pistons a -3.5 spread which they are expected to beat for the road victory today.
Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction: Detroit Pistons -3.5 (-110)
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Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks Spread and Prediction