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Streaking Pistons Aim To Prove Legitimacy

The Detroit Pistons have put up some gaudy offensive numbers recently, which has boosted the team to five consecutive victories. The Pistons are averaging 110.4 points per game over their past five outings with the team scoring 115-plus points on three occasions. The Pistons, who are in the midst of a nine game homestand, will host the Atlanta Hawks Saturday night.

Shark Bites
  • The Hawks are 7-1 ATS in their past eight games on the road.
  • The OVER is 5-1 in the past six meeting between the Pistons and Hawks.
  • The Pistons are 6-2-1 ATS in their past nine games at home.

Detroit opened their nine-game run at the Palace with a 118-114 loss to Atlanta, a game in which the Pistons allowed five different players to score 13 or more points. Since then the Pistons have gone 5-0 SU, but all of those wins have come against teams with losing records.

The Hawks enter Saturday rolling as well, with the team winning seven of their past eight games. Atlanta has been getting it done on both ends of the court and has averaged 110.3 points while allowing 98.9 points in their past seven outings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Atlanta Hawks listed as 0-point earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 204 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 107-106 result in favor of the Pistons. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Pistons currently sport a record of 39-34, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 37-33-3 ATS. The Atlanta Hawks are 43-30 and 38-33-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pistons post a 38-34-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hawks have gone 34-38-1 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Atlanta injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Detroit Pistons rated this week at No. 13 and the Atlanta Hawks sitting at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Detroit's No. 16-ranked offense (102.48 PPG) against a Atlanta Hawks defense that ranks No. 6 at 98.97 PPG. The Detroit Pistons have averaged 44.17% from the field per game, less than the Atlanta Hawks have managed so far this NBA season (46.02% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hawks grabbed a 101-90 win over the Bucks on Friday, behind a 18-point effort from Jeff Teague at Philips Arena.

The Pistons got 21 points from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as Detroit ran past Charlotte 112-105 on Friday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Chicago, Monday, March 28th
Detroit home to Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March 29th