Pistons vs. Hawks - 3/26/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (42-30) at Detroit Pistons (38-34)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons PK -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Detroit Pistons meet Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Atlanta Hawks look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 99.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.2 points and 8.6 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 15.4 points and 3.2 assists. Jeff Teague is dishing 5.9 assists and Kent Bazemore is grabbing five rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won five of their last six road games.
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The Detroit Pistons look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 102.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 101.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 18.8 points and 6.2 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 16.5 points and 14.9 rebounds. Tobias Harris is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing 1.9 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 65.7 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won five straight home games.
The Hawks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pistons are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Both teams are making a statement down the stretch, but the Pistons have been hot at home and are the more desprate team with the playoffs still in question. So, in a toss up, I'm siding with the home team that didn't have to travel on the end of a back to back.