Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons - 1/18/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Pistons (15-27) at Atlanta Hawks (10-32)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +2 -- Over/Under: 227 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks meet Saturday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing nine of their last 13 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 108.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Derrick Rose is averaging 18.1 points and 5.8 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.3 points and 15.7 rebounds. Luke Kennard is the third double-digit scorer and Blake Griffin is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have split their last six road games.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 107.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 116.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 29.1 points and 8.5 assists while John Collins is averaging 17.3 points and 9.7 rebounds. Jabari Parker is the third double-digit scorer and De'Andre Hunter is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost seven of their last nine home games.
The Pistons are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 road games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and 16-35-1 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a home underdog and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 4-1 in Pistons last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Hawks last 4 home games. The Pistons are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Atlanta and 12-5 in the last 17 meetings.
The Detroit Pistons shouldn't be favored against anybody on the road when you consider they've lost nine of their last 13 games and are 15-26-1 ATS on the season. The Atlanta Hawks are on the end of a back to back, but they beat the San Antonio Spurs, a victory that should give them a little pep in their step, and they are 11-8 ATS at home. In a battle between two losing teams going nowhere fast, I'll take my chances with the home team and the free bucket.