Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons - 12/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (10-10) at Atlanta Hawks (10-9)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks clash late Friday night in a NBA contest at the Phillips Arena.
The Detroit Pistons look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 99.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 97.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 17.1 points and 4.8 rebounds while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is averaging 14.9 points and three assists. Andre Drummond is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris is grabbing four rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have split their last six road games.
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The Atlanta Hawks could use a feel good victory that would snap a rough four-game losing streak. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 101.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 99.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 16.1 points and 3.5 assists while Dennis Schroder is averaging 15.5 points and 3.1 rebounds. Dwight Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Kent Bazemore is dishing 2.7 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won four of their last five home games.
The Pistons are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road game and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pistons are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Hawks are due for a breakout victory and they've played their best ball of the season on their home court. I expect the veterans to find a way to right the ship here against a Detroit Pistons team that's been hit or miss all year and has struggled more times than not on the road. Give me the Hawks at home and the small line.