Detroit was victimized by Joe Johnson for 30 points as the Hawks defeated the Pistons 107-101 in NBA action on Friday.
The match was decisive in favor of Atlanta, but bettors saw the game push as the margin of victory was the same as the closing point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 179.5.
Marvin Williams had 22 points for Atlanta and Josh Smith chipped in with 19 points. Kirk Hinrich had 9 assists for the Hawks, while Josh Smith was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
Detroit got 22 points from Greg Monroe in a losing cause and another 20 points from Brandon Knight. Brandon Knight contributed 8 assists for the Pistons, while Greg Monroe had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Detroit were victorious, as the score was 46-35 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Atlanta as they grabbed 49 boards, while Detroit only had 44.
Next game, Atlanta takes its act on the road to face New Orleans looking for another win. For Detroit, they head on the road to face Philadelphia.