The Detroit Pistons (8-3) will be 9-point favorites at home in Little Caesars Arena when they take on the Atlanta Hawks (2-9). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 208 points and it will air on Fox Sports – Detroit at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons ATS Odds
In their last game, the Pistons were victorious over the Indiana Pacers, 114-97, while the Hawks lost a close one to the Boston Celtics, 110-107.
Detroit played a nearly perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.5 (below their season average of 24.6) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.590 (above their season average of 0.517). For those same stats, Indiana was 14.3 and 0.472, respectively. Atlanta, on the other hand, was lights out from beyond the arc (13-26; 50.0 percent). Andre Drummond had a solid performance for Detroit, finishing with 14 points and 21 rebounds. Meanwhile, Atlanta rallied around Dewayne Dedmon, who finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
Detroit figures to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Pistons currently rank ninth in offensive efficiency, while Atlanta ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency.
Hawks games have gone over the O/U total 54.5 percent of the time. Atlanta heads into the contest with records of 2-9 straight up (SU) and 4-6-1 against the spread (ATS).
Just over half of Pistons games have also finished over the projected point total. Further, Detroit owns records of 8-3 SU and 8-2-1 ATS.
Drummond and Ish Smith have played at a high level over the last five games for Detroit. Drummond has averaged 16.2 rebounds, 14.6 points, 2.4 steals and 1.2 blocks, while Smith has put up 11.2 points a game during that span.
The Pistons held the advantage in this series last year, winning two out of three games. In the most recent game, Detroit won 118-95. Detroit out-rebounded Atlanta. The Pistons had 18 offensive rebounds and 60 total rebounds, while the Hawks had eight and 32, respectively. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.
Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Pistons, ATS Winner – Pistons, O/U – Over
The Hawks rank 18th in blocks per game (4.2) while the Pistons rank 27th (2.9).
Detroit ranks fourth in three pointers allowed per game (26.1) while Atlanta ranks 29th (34.3).
The Pistons rank second in second chance points allowed per game (8.9) while the Hawks rank 18th (12.6).
Detroit ranks fourth in fast break points allowed per game (8.0) while Atlanta ranks 16th (11.3).
Detroit ranks third in steals allowed per game (6.9) while Atlanta ranks 13th (8.1).
The Pistons rank sixth in rebounds allowed per game (41.7) while the Hawks rank 27th (47.9).
The Pistons rank 13th in assists per game (22.1) while the Hawks rank 25th in assists allowed per game (25.9).
Detroit ranks third in points off turnovers allowed per game (14.0) while Atlanta ranks eighth (16.1).
Detroit ranks fifth in points in the paint per game (47.5) while Atlanta ranks 24th (40.4).
Detroit is 5-1 when they hold opponents below 100 points, while Atlanta is 0-1.
When reaching the century mark, the Hawks are 2-6 and the Pistons are 7-1.
Detroit is 4-1-1 ATS at home, while Atlanta is 2-4-1 ATS on the road.
In 7 road games, the Hawks have 4 unders and 3 overs.
The Pistons have 3 overs and 3 unders in 6 home games.
The Pistons are 3-1-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Hawks are 2-3.
In their last five games, Detroit has 3 overs and 2 unders, while Atlanta has 5 overs.
The Pistons’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 4.6, down from 4.8 for the season.
During their last five games, the Hawks have scored an average of 108.6 points per game (5.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 116.0 points per game (5.5 above their season average).