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Hawks take on Pistons in hoops contest

Atlanta HawksDetroit Pistons
Feb 25, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons Odds

31-23TEAM RECORD22-36

The Hawks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Pistons in Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Monday in NBA action.

Detroit will face the 31-23 Hawks, who own a 24-28-2 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pistons are 27-30-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hawks are 28-25-1 favoring the OVER.

View Atlanta vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pistons were listed as 2-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 197 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pistons at No. 17 and the Hawks at No. 19 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 97-94 result in favor of the Hawks.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 94.7 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 12 at 96.6 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, less than the Hawks shooters have achieved on the year, 46.2% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hawks own the league's No. 7-rated mark, allowing 95.3 points per game when playing on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring on their home court.

The Hawks were a 103-102 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (205) made winners of OVER bettors. The Hawks got 23 points from Jeff Teague as Atlanta ran past Milwaukee 103-102 on Saturday at Bradley Center.

The Pistons were a 90-72 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (162) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Pistons endured a 90-72 loss at the hands of the Pacers on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Will Bynum at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Indiana are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hawks at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Detroit is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Detroit is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Utah, Wednesday, February 27
Detroit at Washington, Wednesday, February 27