Hawks Play Host To Pistons At Philips Arena


The Detroit Pistons will be on the road this Wednesday evening, as they head to Georgia for an NBA betting matchup against the Atlanta Hawks that is set to take place at the Philips Arena, with tip off schedule for 7:35 PM EST. The Oddsmakers have set the line to the advantage of the home team in this contest, listing the Hawks as a hefty -8 point favorite, while posting the over/under total at 187 1/2 points. The Pistons enter this matchup having won their last two games in a row, but are still just 9-21 on the year. When playing on the road they have produced seven against the spread wins compared to nine losses and when listed as a puppy they are 8-13 this season. The Pistons own the 24th best offense in the league, averaging just 93.6 points scored per game. The Hawks enter play tonight with 16 straight up wins and only 9 losses, but have been terrible against the spread when playing at home. They have covered just 4 of 14 matchups played at the Philips Arena and own one of the worst ATS home records in the NBA. Their defense has been spectacular all season, as their 93.8 points against is 5th best in the NBA. Betting Trends The Pistons are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games following a straight up loss and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games following an against the spread win. Four of the Pistons last five games played on the road have gone over the posted total. The Hawks are 4-9-1 against the spread in their last 14 games played against Eastern Conference opponents and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 when facing a team in the Central Division. Five of the Hawks last seven games played at home have gone over the posted total. Prediction The Hawks need to start producing at home and should be able to do so tonight against a much weaker opponent like the Pistons. Atlanta should easily win this game by double digits. Hawks -8 Follow us on Twitter @ bballbet PJ Laferla is a practicing freelance writer, professional handicapper, and the founder of SportsInput.com. If you are interested in hiring PJ Laferla for freelance writing or for winning picks against the spread, please submit all inquires to PJ@sportsinput.com.