Pistons vs. Hawks - 3/31/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (56-18) at Detroit Pistons (28-45)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, FSDE+
The Atlanta Hawks and Detroit Pistons meet Tuesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Atlanta Hawks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 102.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting and are allowing 97.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.2 points and 7.9 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 15 points and 7.3 rebounds. DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Kyle Korver is shooting 49.4 percent from the field. The Atlanta Hawks have still won three of their last four games despite resting players and having the top seed in the East wrapped up. The Hawks are coming off a Monday win over the Milwaukee Bucks, a game in which they made nine threes and shot 45.6 percent from the field. Jeff Teague is doubtful with an ankle injury.
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The Detroit Pistons look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 98.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting and are allowing 99.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 17.5 points and 8.5 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 13.5 points and 13.3 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and Jodie Meeks is dishing 1.4 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 46.1 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from deep in their last five games. Five of the Pistons last seven victories have come on their home court. Greg Monroe is expected to miss this game with a knee injury.
The Hawks are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest and 21-10-1 ATS in their last 32 road games. The Pistons are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Assuming the Hawks play most of the key starters, you can't turn down the best team in the East and the small chalk.