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NBA odds preview - Pistons vs. Hawks

Detroit PistonsAtlanta Hawks
April 6, 7:30 PM | Philips Arena

Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks Odds

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Philips Arena features an NBA battle between the host Atlanta Hawks and the visiting Detroit Pistons in betting action on Friday.

The Pistons will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 26-27-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Hawks are 29-23-3 ATS. Detroit is 29-25 on the totals; Atlanta is 23-30-2.

View Detroit vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 186 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 29-rated Pistons taking on the No. 13-rated Hawks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 95-88 win for the Hawks on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 18-ranked offense (95.1 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 15 at 95.4 PPG. The Hawks have averaged 44.7% from the field per game, more than the Pistons have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.5 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Detroit was a 99-94 winner at home against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Detroit earned a 99-94 victory over Washington on Thursday, getting 18 points from Greg Monroe at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 120-93 result against the Bobcats on April 4. The Hawks covered in that game as a 13-point favorite, while the 213 combined points took the game OVER the total. Atlanta cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Charlotte out of the gym and running up a 120-93 score at Philips Arena.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 2-8
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Charlotte are 2-8
After playing Charlotte are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Pistons at Hawks trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Miami, Sunday, April 8
Atlanta at Charlotte, Saturday, April 7