Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons 10/24/2019 NBA Odds and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons 10/24/2019 – Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons 10/24/2019 Without star forward Blake Griffin, the Detroit Pistons still muster a big win over the Indiana Pacers 119-110 to open their 2019-20 NBA season on a positive note. On Thursday, Detroit will be gunning for back-to-back victories as they take on the young Atlanta Hawks at Little Ceasars Arena. Top online sportsbooks are anticipating a competitive match-up with the Pistons coming in a -1 point favorite.
Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons 10/24/2019
Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons 10/24/2019 Betting Odds
Atlanta Hawks Betting
The Hawks are slowly putting in the pieces for them to become a relevant team again in the future. Trae Young, who is coming off a sensational rookie year campaign, will be coming into the new season with a new wing target and floor spacer in Cam Reddish. DeAndre Hunter also showed flashes of his potential in the postseason, while Kevin Huerter and John Collins are expected to take another step in their development.
Players to Watch: Trae Young (19.1 PPG, 3.7 RPG, and 8.1 APG*) John Collins (19.5 PPG, 9.8 RPG, and 2.0 APG*), and Kevin Huerter (9.7 PPG, 3.3 RPG, and 2.9 APG*)
Detroit Pistons Betting
The Pistons were off to a slambang start after pounding the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. Andre Drummond stepped up his game in the absence of Blake Griffin, who is nursing a hamstring injury. The big man chalked up 32 points, 23 rebounds, and 4 blocks, while Luke Kennard and Derrick Rose chipped in 30 and 18 respectively.
Players to Watch: Andre Drummond (32.0 PPG, 23.0 RPG, and 4.0 BPG), Luke Kennard (30.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG and 2.0 APG*), and Derrick Rose (18.0 PPG, 2.0 RPG, and 9.0 APG).
Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons 10/24/2019 Betting Numbers
Atlanta are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
Detroit are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games.
Allen Crabbe SG Knee is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Detroit
Blake Griffin PF Hamstring is out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons Betting Picks
The big win vs. the Pacers certainly boosted the morale of the Pistons leading up to Thursday’s ballgame. Detroit is 7-3 in the last 10 head-to-head meetings with Atlanta, averaging 111.6 points and limiting the Hawks to 102.5 points over that span.
Moneyline: Again, NBA betting sites give a slight edge to the Pistons against the Hawks because of their history and their big win in the opener. ESPN’s basketball power index adjusted the Pistons’ winning percentage at 56.8 percent, making the home team the more popular choice of the two.
ATS: As for points against the spread betting, the Hawks are a solid 6-4 ATS. It’s still unknown how much this young team has improved over the summer, but I have a gut feeling they can push the Pistons down to the wire. They can win the game or lose by a single digit.
TOTALs: Atlanta averaged 113 points per game last season while Detroit scored 119 points in their last game vs. the Pacers. The OU Total for this game is set at 222. Atlanta likes a high-scoring, fast-paced game the same way as the Pistons want. In short, expect this game to breach the 222-point mark. Predicted score: Pistons 118, Hawks 116.
Score Prediction: 118 – 116 Pistons