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NBA Game Preview - Pistons underdogs vs Hawks at Atlanta

Detroit PistonsAtlanta Hawks
28-49April 08, 2014, 07:30 | Philips Arena34-42



The Hawks will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Pistons at Philips Arena in NBA wagering action.

Supporters of the Pistons have seen them go 28-49 and 33-44 ATS so far this season, while the Hawks are at 34-42 and 33-42-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Hawks are 42-33-1, while the Pistons are 52-25.View Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Pistons listed as 6-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 210.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

This game matches up the No. 25 (Hawks) and the No. 23 (Pistons) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 94-91 result in favor of the Hawks is predicted by handicapping models.

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In their last action, Detroit was a 115-111 winner at home against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (226) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Boston was scorched by Rodney Stuckey for 26 points as the Pistons defated the Celtics 115-111 in NBA action on Saturday.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 107-88 winner as they battled the Pacers on the road. The Hawks covered in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 195 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Indiana was scorched by Jeff Teague for 25 points as the Hawks defated the Pacers 107-88 in NBA action on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 101.14 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 27 at 104.35 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 45.73% so far, more than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 44.76% per game.

A few Pistons at Hawks trends to consider:
Detroit is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Detroit is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 7-17-1 ATS in its last 25 games
Atlanta is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 9 games
Atlanta is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Detroit at Cleveland, Wednesday, April 9th
Atlanta home to Boston, Wednesday, April 9th

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