5* NBA ABSOLUTE BLOWOUT
Atlanta vs. Detroit,
01/27/2012 19:30 EDT,
Score: 107 - 101
Point Spread: -6/-105 Atlanta
I strongly believe Atlanta will come out ready to play against a depleted Pistons club on Friday and easily win this game by double-digits. The Hawks suffered and embarrassing 83-105 loss at San Antonio on Wednesday. When a top level team like Atlanta gets beat like that, they tend to take it out on their next opponent, especially if they are as pathetic as the 4-14 Pistons.
Only once all season have the Hawks lost two consecutive games, and that came against the Bulls and Heat. Just last Friday the Hawks got beat by 14-points at Philadelphia, only to come out and crush the Cavaliers 121-94 as a 7.5-point favorite.
Detroit played an inspired game against the Heat on Wednesday, but pretty much every team plays inspired against Miami. Detroit is expected to be without Will Bynum, Charlie Villanueva, and Ben Gordon. On top of that, Tayshaun Prince could is questionable as he continues to deal with a family issue.
Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400, and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a road favorite. BET ATLANTA!