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NBA odds preview - Hawks vs. Pistons

Atlanta HawksDetroit Pistons
Jan 27, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons Odds


Detroit looks to cover the Pistons-Hawks pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 4-15 mark when they host Atlanta in NBA action.

The Hawks will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 10-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Pistons are 6-13 ATS. Atlanta is 8-10-1 on the totals; Detroit is 8-11.

View Atlanta vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 4-rated Hawks taking on the No. 30-rated Pistons in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 98-83 win for the Hawks on Friday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 85.6 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 8 at 91.7 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 42.6% so far, less than the Hawks shooters have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 91.3 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

The Hawks were a 105-83 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (188) made winners of UNDER bettors. Atlanta was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by San Antonio and falling 105-83 at AT&T Center.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 101-98 result against the Heat on January 25. The Pistons covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 199 combined points took the game OVER the total. Detroit got 28 points from Austin Daye en route to a 101-98 loss against Miami on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing New Orleans are 7-3
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After playing Miami are 0-10
After a loss are 2-8

A few Hawks at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Detroit is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta at New Orleans, Sunday, January 29
Detroit at Philadelphia, Saturday, January 28