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Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks - 2/14/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Hawks (18-40) at Detroit Pistons (27-29)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

The Line: Detroit Pistons -8.5 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSDT

The Atlanta Hawks and Detroit Pistons meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Atlanta Hawks look for a victory here after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 104 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.6 points and 6.4 assists while Kent Bazemore is averaging 12.9 points and four rebounds. Taurean Prince is the third double-digit scorer and Ersan Ilyasova is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost four of their last five road games.

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Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks - 2/14/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Detroit Pistons need a victory here in order to snap a three-game losing streak. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 103.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 21.4 points and 7.4 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 15.1 points and 15.7 rebounds. Ish Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won five of their last seven home games.

The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pistons are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games, 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Detroit Pistons aren't looking good at the moment and certainly aren't a team I'm trying to lay big chalk with. The Atlanta Hawks have been better recently than their record suggests, as the offense has picked up recently, and they are 6-4 ATS this season when an underdog by at least eight points. The Detroit Pistons are just 2-7 ATS this season when favored by at least six points. There's better options on the card, but if forced to pick, I'm siding with the points here.

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