Detroit Pistons (0-2) at Atlanta Hawks (2-0)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -7.5 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks meet Monday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The Detroit Pistons need a win to rebound from an 0-2 start to the season. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 110 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 119.5 points on 46 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 20.5 points and 6.5 rebounds while Jerami Grant is averaging 18.5 points and 2.5 assists. Derrick Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Jackson is grabbing seven rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 65 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.5 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Hawks look for another win to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 123 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 36.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while Kevin Huerter is averaging 16 points and two rebounds. John Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Danilo Gallinari is grabbing four rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 85.1 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 26.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50 rebounds per game.
The Pistons are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 Monday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hawks are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 21-8 in Hawks last 29 home games. The under is 5-2 in Hawks last 7 overall. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Atlanta and 13-5 in the last 18 meetings.
The Detroit Pistons are getting some decent play out of their veterans to assume they'll have some trade pieces at the deadline, but they're not playing good team basketball out of the gate and just lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Atlanta Hawks had expectations at the start of the season and are off to a strong start at both ends of the floor, with an offense that's on fire through two games. This is a big number, but I don't have much confidence in the Pistons right now. It's Hawks or pass for me.