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Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons in NBA odds tilt

Detroit PistonsAtlanta Hawks
4-6November 20, 2013, 07:30 | Philips Arena6-5



Atlanta looks to cover the Hawks-Pistons pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 6-5 mark when they host Detroit in NBA action.

The Pistons will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 5-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Hawks are 7-4 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Detroit is 7-3 on the totals; Atlanta is 7-4.

View Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks Odds and Stats.

Atlanta opened as -5-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 204.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

The Hawks sit at No. 16 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pistons are at No. 20 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Hawks will win this game 96-91.

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Detroit won its last outing, a 92-86 result against the Knicks on November 19. The Pistons covered in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 178 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Detroit earned a 92-86 victory over New York on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Rodney Stuckey at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 104-88 result against the Heat on November 19. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Mike Scott scored 15 points in a failed effort to lead the Hawks to victory (they lost 104-88 to Miami at AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pistons rank No. 23 in the league with 41.1 per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 26 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Atlanta is the NBA’s No. 8-ranked team at 8.55 per game, while the Pistons rate No. 23 with 6.1 per contest.

Next up:
Detroit home to Atlanta, Friday, November 22nd

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