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March 9, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons Odds

23-16TEAM RECORD13-26

The Pistons will be trying to slam the Hawks on Friday when the teams tip off at The Palace of Auburn Hills in NBA betting action.

Detroit will face the 23-16 Hawks, who own a 20-17-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Pistons are 21-18 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hawks are 14-23-2 favoring the OVER.

View Atlanta vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pistons - Hawks odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 28 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Hawks sit at No. 14. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 94-86 win for the Hawks.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 26-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 21-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 27 in the league with 4.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 7.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.8 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

Atlanta was an 89-86 loser in its last match on the road against the Heat. They covered the 12.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 175 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Josh Smith scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Hawks to victory (they lost 89-86 to Miami at AmericanAirlines Arena on Wednesday).

The Pistons were an 88-85 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (173) made winners of UNDER bettors. Rodney Stuckey went off for 34 points and added 1 rebound leading Detroit to an 88-85 win over Los Angeles on Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Sacramento are 3-7
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Hawks at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Sacramento, Sunday, March 11
Detroit home to Toronto, Saturday, March 10

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