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Hawks Starting to Get it Together

Atlanta Hawks Paul Millsap

The Atlanta Hawks have failed to recapture the success of last season’s 60-win squad and have been riding a nonstop teeter-totter so far in the 2015-16 campaign. The Hawks have performed better heading into the Christmas break, however, claiming four in a row after winning just seven of their previous 18 games.

Shark Bites
  • The Pistons are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games.
  • The Hawks are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games vs the Central Division.
  • The OVER is 5-1 in the Pistons' last six games.

Next up for Atlanta is a home tilt against the beast that is Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Detroit, winners of three in a row, has been turned around under the highly-respected Stan Vay Gundy this year. A big reason for the Pistons’ success is their dominance on the glass. The Pistons lead the league in offensive rebounding (13.6 boards per game) led by Drummond’s Association-leading 16.4. Detroit is 15-3 when outrebounding their opponents this year.

Atlanta became known for its high-flying brand of basketball last season and Hawks fans have been treated to the same up-tempo hoops as of late. The Hawks are shooting 51.4 percent from the field while averaging 111.3 points per game during the aforementioned winning streak.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Atlanta Hawks installed as -5-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 202.

A 110-104 result in favor of the Pistons is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Atlanta Hawks sport a record of 18-12 and 14-15-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Pistons sit at 17-12 and 17-11-1 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 14-16 for the Atlanta Hawks and 14-15 for the Detroit Pistons. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Detroit injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 19-rated Atlanta Hawks and the No. 7-rated Pistons in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Atlanta's No. 17-ranked offense averaging 101.2 PPG, against a Detroit Pistons defense that ranks No. 13 at 99.72 PPG. The Atlanta Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 45.83% so far, more than the Detroit Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 42.71% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit got 18 points from Reggie Jackson en route to a 93-92 victory over Miami on Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Atlanta earned a 106-97 victory over Portland on Monday, getting 18 points from Dennis Schroder at Philips Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Atlanta is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Boston, Saturday, December 26th
Atlanta home to New York, Saturday, December 26th