Atlanta Hawks (@2.25) vs Detroit Pistons (@1.7)

Our Prediction:

Detroit Pistons will win

Atlanta Hawks – Detroit Pistons Match Prediction | 26-08-2019 19:10

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They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Pistons are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 11th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Detroit is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense.

Can the Pistons make the playoffs with Ish Smith? -It's a valid question for the Pistons, who will now funnel most of their offense through Griffin.

Atlanta head into this game looking to make it 3 in a row for the first time this season against a Detroit side who have won just 2 of their last 10 games. Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks Picks, Predictions and Betting Tips. Can Trae Young lead Hawks to a victory or will Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond put an end to their streak?

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The Hawks are 1-6 ATS in their last seven home games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. Looking at the betting trends, the Pistons are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record, 1-5 ATS in their last six games playing on three or more days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.

Blake Griffin hit a couple below his season average with 23 points and 5 assists while Andre Drummond hit 17 points and 16 rebounds against a solid Hornets side. Detroits bench had a shocker averaging 23 points which is certainly not good enough for any team wishing to progress in the playoffs. They only managed 4o first half points and ended the game with just 86 in a 12 point loss on the road to Charlotte. Detroits offence had a shocker when coming up against one of the best defensive sides in the league last time out.

The Pistons are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.2. Detroit is 21st in the league with 108.9 points per game this year. The Pistons are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 47.1 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 22.0. The Pistons surrender 109.9 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 44.5 rebounds surrendered per game. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0.

The Pistons have been installed as 3.5-point favorites for this game but have few trends in their favor. They are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games following a loss of more than ten points, but they have failed to cover in their last six games against Southeast Division teams and in their last six versus opponents with a losing record. Detroit are also2-9 against the number in their last 11 games and 1-5 in the last six versus conference rivals.

Atlanta head into this game on a 2-win streak but are yet to go one better this season. A lot of bad can be said about Atlanta who are projected to win just 20 games this season after a very poor start. They are tied with 3 other teams as the worst in the league with just 8 wins so far this season. They have the worst defence in the league giving up an average of 118 points per game while only hitting 109 themselves.