Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons - 1/18/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7:30 PM (State Farm Arena)

ATL +2, O/U 227

The Detroit Pistons head to Atlanta, GA on Saturday for a game against the Hawks in a matchup of teams from the Eastern Conference.  The Pistons were victorious in their last game, defeating the Boston Celtics by the score of 116-103.  Sekou Doumbouya led the Pistons in points with 24 while shooting 10 of 13 from the field and 2 of 4 from the free throw line.  Andre Drummond led the Pistons in rebounds in the game, pulling in 13 boards, all coming defensively.  Drummond also led Detroit in assists against the Celtics, recording a total of 7 while playing 38 minutes in the game. 

With the win against the Celtics, the Pistons are now 15-27 on the year and are in 3rd place in the Central Division.  Derrick Rose has been the leading scorer for the Pistons and is currently leading Detroit in points per game with 18.1 and assists per game with 5.8.  Andre Drummond is the leader in rebounds per game for the Pistons as he has averaged 15.7 rebounds per game on the year.  Detroit enters Saturday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as Khyri Thomas, Luke Kennard and Reggie Jackson are all listed as out.

The Atlanta Hawks welcome the Detroit Pistons to town on Saturday, but first must play the San Antonio Spurs are Friday night.  In their last game, Atlanta defeated the Phoenix Suns by the score of 123-110.  Trae Young led the Hawks in points against the Suns, scoring 36 points while shooting 11 of 25 from the field and 9 of 11 from the free throw line. Young also led the Hawks in assists with 10 while playing 38 minutes in the game. Kevin Huerter led Atlanta in rebounds as he pulled in 15 on the night, including 3 offensively. 

After the win against Phoenix, Atlanta is now 9-32 on the season and is currently in 5th place in the Southeast Division.  Trae Young leads the Hawks in points per game on the year and is scoring 29.1 per game.  Young is also Atlanta’s leader in assists per game and is averaging 8.5.  Jabari Parker is leading Atlanta in rebounds per game on the season as he is averaging 6 rebounds per game.  Atlanta enters their game on Friday with 4 players listed on their injury report as Chalder Parsons, Treveon Graham, Alex Len and Jeff Teague are all listed as day to day. 

The Detroit Pistons have scored an average of 108.5 points per game while allowing an average of 111 points per game.  The Atlanta Hawks have scored an average of 107.4 points per game while allowing 116.9 points per game.  In their last 5 games, the Pistons are 2-3 while the Hawks are 1-4.  These two teams have met twice already this season with the Hawks winning the first game by the score of 117-100 and the Pistons winning the second game 128-103 with both games being payed in Detroit.  In the last 10 meetings between these two teams, Detroit is 7-3 and have outscored the Hawks by the average of 112.50-105.50.  I will be going with the Pistons in this one. Detroit wins 114-110 and cover the spread.    

Travis’s Pick Detroit Pistons -2

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.