Detroit was victimized by Josh Smith for 31 points as the Hawks defeated the Pistons 126-119 in NBA action on Wednesday.
Bettors who backed the Hawks were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 7.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 187.5.
Atlanta got 22 points from Al Horford and another 18 points from Lou Williams. Jeff Teague contributed 11 assists, while Al Horford cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
Detroit got 31 points from Will Bynum in a losing cause and another 16 points from Rodney Stuckey. Rodney Stuckey contributed 11 assists for the Pistons, while Andre Drummond had 12 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Atlanta were victorious, as the score was 50-45 at the break.
Detroit had a 62-47 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Atlanta heads into a battle against the Cavaliers. Detroit, meanwhile, will have their next action against Miami.