Pistons vs Hawks Prediction - NBA Picks 12/18/23

Atlanta Hawks (10-15) vs Detroit Pistons (2-24)

Game Info: Monday, December 18, 2023 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Hawks -10.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Pistons travel to the State Farm Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. Here's a Pistons vs Hawks prediction.

Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons have been in terrible shape as they are now looking to put a halt to a horrendous 23-game losing streak after getting thrashed by the Bucks in a 146-114 loss on Saturday. Cade Cunningham led the team with 25 points and six assists on 10 of 17 shooting, Bojan Bogdanovic added 24 points while James Wiseman chipped in with 17 points, six rebounds and five assists off the bench. As a team, the Pistons shot 44 percent from the field and six of 28 from the 3-point line as they just had no answer for the Bucks from the start as they were never in the contest after getting outscored by 43-20 in the first quarter.

Detroit Pistons Player Facts

  • Cade Cunningham ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for assists per game (7.0) this season.
  • Ausar Thompson ranks 4th amongst qualified Guards for rebounds per game (8.1) this season.

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Atlanta Hawks

Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks have been in a real slump as they've lost eight of their last 10 games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back here after getting beaten by the Cavaliers in a 127-119 road loss on Saturday. Trae Young drained seven 3-pointers to lead the team with 35 points and 10 assists, Dejounte Murray added 21 points with six assists while De'Andre Hunter chipped in with 18 points on five of seven shooting. As a team, the Hawks shot 48 percent from the field and 15 of 36 from the 3-point line as they worked hard to cut a 23-point deficit to just six points in the fourth quarter, only to see the Cavaliers slip away in the end. Saddiq Bey had a night to forget as he scored just five points on one of nine shooting from the field.

Atlanta Hawks Player Facts

  • Trae Young ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for assists per game (10.8) this season.
  • Dejounte Murray ranks T9th amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.6) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Hawks rank 30th in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (32.6).
  • The Hawks rank 29th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (29.0).
  • The Pistons rank 30th in the league for point differential per game this season (-12.1).
  • The Pistons rank 30th in the league for three-point percentage this season (32.9%).

Pistons vs Hawks prediction

The Hawks could be shorthanded here with De'Andre Hunter, Clint Capela and Bogdan Bogdanovic all listed as questionable, but they are still heavy favorites in this one as they still have more than enough firepower to get past this slumping Pistons outfit riding a 23-game losing streak. The Hawks haven't been in any form to speak of, so they really need a win just to feel good about themselves and I think they get it done here.

Peter’s Pick Atlanta -10.5

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