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Atlanta HawksDetroit Pistons
Jan 4, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons Odds

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A key NBA battle sees the visiting Hawks travelling to Detroit Friday to face the Pistons on Friday.

This season the Pistons are 12-22 overall and 15-19 ATS against the number, while the Hawks are 20-10 and 13-16-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Detroit is 16-17-1 on the OU, and Atlanta is 15-14-1.

View Atlanta vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 15-rated Pistons and the No. 13-rated Hawks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-95 win for the Hawks on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 8-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 23-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 20 in the league with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 8.9 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hawks own the league's No. 4-rated mark, allowing 93.6 points per game when playing on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring on their home court.

The Hawks were a 95-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hornets. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. Josh Smith scored 23 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Atlanta over New Orleans, 95-86, on Tuesday at New Orleans Arena.

Detroit won its last outing, a 103-97 result against the Kings on January 1. The Pistons failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 200 combined points took the game OVER the total. Detroit got 20 points from Brandon Knight en route to a 103-97 victory over Sacramento on Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing New Orleans are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 2-8
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

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

Next up:
Atlanta home to Boston, Saturday, January 5
Detroit home to Charlotte, Sunday, January 6