The Atlanta Hawks and Detroit Pistons meet for a matchup in the East at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The Hawks ride into Detroit with two straight wins over the Chicago Bulls, 130-124, and Washington Wizards, 117-114.
In their most recent win, the Wizards were downed by the Hawks by 3 points on Friday. Trae Young and De’Andre Hunter came through with 25 and 26 points for a standout performance from the guard and forward.
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) March 6, 2022
With the win, the Hawks have won three of their previous four outings and 31-32 on the season. Atlanta has too much talent to be under .500. This is disappointing given what the Hawks were intending on accomplishing.
They went 41-31 last season and tied for the fourth-best record in the Eastern Conference. Big things were expected from this team in 2021-21, but they’ve failed to fulfill expectations, at least so far.
The Hawks have depth. When a team can have John Collins coming off the bench, they should have a better record than 31-32. The underperforming Hawks take on a Pistons team that is still in rebuild mode.
Detroit has some pieces here and there, and they hope that the first overall pick from the draft last year, Cade Cunningham, is the cornerstone for a long time.
When the Pistons might be ready to be good, Cunningham may be looking at going elsewhere, so the organization has to treat him well.
The Oklahoma State Cowboy is scoring 16.3 points per game and has a 40% field goal percentage. Cunningham also averages 5.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game.
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— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) March 5, 2022
Detroit has won their last two games and three in the last four attempts as well. They are on the heels of a 111-106 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday.
This was after a 108-106 win over the Toronto Raptors the day before. The Pistons have been a covering machine with seven straight point spreads covered. Head below for our free Hawks vs. Pistons prediction on March 7, 2022.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons Betting Odds and Team Statistics:
The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:
|Atlanta Hawks||+7.5 (-110)||OFF||Over 227.5 (-115)|
|Detroit Pistons||-7.5 (-110)||OFF||Under 227.5 (-110)|
|Team Data||Atlanta Hawks||Detroit Pistons|
|Points Per Game||112.5||103.4|
|Points Against Per Game||111.7||112.5|
|Field Goal %||46.8||42.4|
|Three Point %||37.5||32.2|
Hawks vs. Pistons Prediction:
The Pistons might be the best-kept secret in the NBA against the spread at the moment. The markets continue to undervalue them, and they are covering for bettors that have caught on to the Pistons.
At 17-47 on the season, the Pistons are 25.5 games behind the Miami Heat for the lead in the Eastern Conference.
They haven’t won many games, but the Pistons are beginning to learn how to be competitive. It could be a springboard for next season.
They are winners in five of their previous seven games, including wins against decent teams in the Celtics, Cavaliers, Hornets, and Pistons.
All four teams are better than .500 on the season. The best sign for the Pistons is that they’ve been playing defense.
The Pistons allowed 106 points to the Raptors and then did the same to the Indiana Pacers. They’ve been alright at home, with 110 points against per game.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons Betting Trends:
- 1-6 ATS in their previous seven games on the road
- 1-6 ATS in their previous seven games after a win
- 2-5 ATS in their previous seven games
- 1-4 ATS in their previous five games on a Monday
- 2-4 ATS in their previous six games
- 7-0 ATS in their previous seven games
- 6-0 ATS in their previous 100 six games after scoring more than 100 points
- 7-0 ATS in their previous seven games as an underdog
- 5-2 overall in their previous seven games
- OVER is 5-1 in their previous six games
The Pistons’ offense has been picking itself up recently. Detroit scored 112.6 points per game and shot 45.6% through their previous five games, up from 103.4 points per game and a 42.4% field goal percentage.
Atlanta is beatable if you hit their defense. They have conceded 111.7 points per game with a 46.9% FGA this season. That isn’t far off from what the Pistons are doing defensively.
The public will continue to ignore the Pistons despite playing competitive basketball and covering spreads over the last couple of weeks. As Cade Cunningham develops, the Pistons are getting better.
This looks like an inflated line for the Hawks on the road. They are better on paper, but getting 7.5 points with the Pistons in their current form at Little Caesars Arena looks good.