Hawks vs. Pistons - 11/21/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (3-9) at Atlanta Hawks (5-5)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -6.5 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, TSOH
The Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks square off Friday night at the Philips Arena.
The Detroit Pistons have lost six of their last seven games and continue to stink up the joint on the offensive end. The Pistons are averaging 92.4 points on 41.3 percent shooting and have topped 100 points just once all season long. Brandon Jennings leads the Pistons with 16.6 points and 6.1 assists, and Greg Monroe is averaging 15.8 points and 10.5 rebounds. Josh Smith is 10-25 from the field in his last three games and Andre Drummond has grabbed double-digit rebounds in his last four games. However, Drummond is one of Detroit’s top players and needs to be more of a scoring threat if the Pistons are ever going to breakout of this horrible slump. Defensively, the Detroit Pistons are allowing 96.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting.
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The Atlanta Hawks have won four of their last six games and have pulled within a .500 record. The Hawks are averaging 102.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting and are 4-3 this season when topping 100 points. Paul Millsap leads Atlanta with 18 points on 47.6 percent shooting and Jeff Teague is averaging 15.8 points and seven assists. Al Horford is 13-18 from the field in his last two games and Kyle Korver is 6-10 from downtown in his last two contests. Defensively, the Atlanta Hawks are allowing 103.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting. The lack of defensive effort has cost the Hawks, especially in their last two games where they’ve allowed a combined 241 points. DeMarre Carroll is questionable for this game with a groin injury.
The Pistons are 6-20 ATS in their last 26 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss.
You see the Pistons ATS record against Eastern Conference teams? Yeah, I'll pass. Besides, the Pistons can't keep up with the Hawks offensively and could very well lose this game by double digits.