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NBA betting line favors Hawks over Pistons

Detroit PistonsAtlanta Hawks
18-27January 29, 2014, 07:30 | Philips Arena23-21

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Detroit when they hit take on the Hawks on Wednesday in pro hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Pistons have seen them go 18-27 and 19-26 ATS so far this season, while the Hawks are at 23-21 and 24-20 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Hawks are 26-17-1, while the Pistons are 32-13.

View Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks Odds and Stats.

Atlanta opened as -3.5-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 207.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hawks rated this week at No. 10 and the Pistons sitting at No. 25. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 95-91 result in favor of the Hawks today.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 103-87 winner as they battled the Magic at home. The Pistons covered in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 190 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Pistons got 20 points from Brandon Jennings as Detroit ran past Orlando 103-87 on Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 111-109 loser as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Hawks covered in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 220 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Paul Millsap scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Hawks to victory (they lost 111-109 to Oklahoma City at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Monday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pistons rank No. 10 in the league with 44.73 per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 26 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Atlanta is the NBA’s No. 4-ranked team at 9.32 per game, while the Pistons rate No. 28 with 5.93 per contest.

Next up:
Detroit home to Philadelphia, Saturday, February 1st
Atlanta at Philadelphia, Friday, January 31st