Detroit Pistons (3-10) at Atlanta Hawks (6-7)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -6 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 108.9 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 49.7 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 24.9 points and 6.1 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 15.5 points and 5.1 assists. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Jackson is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 111.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 22.9 points and 4.5 rebounds while De’Andre Hunter is averaging 16.7 points and 6.2 rebounds. John Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 13.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.8 rebounds per game.
The Pistons are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Hawks are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Pistons last 5 road games. The under is 9-0 in Hawks last 9 overall. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Neither one of these teams can get out of their own way and you shouldn't be eager to back either side. However, there's no doubt the Hawks are the better team here and have far and away more potential to turn things around. The Hawks are also coming off a feel good win over the Timberwolves. The Detroit Pistons have nothing going for them and don't play a lick of defense. It's Hawks and the reasonable chalk or pass for me.