Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 4/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-4.5)
The Atlanta Hawks (33-27) head to Little Caesars Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Detroit Pistons (18-43). Atlanta opens this game as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 221.
The Atlanta Hawks faced off with the Miami Heat and walked away with a win by a score of 118-103 in their last game. Atlanta finished the contest having earned a 53.8% field goal percentage (43 out of 80) and knocked down 15 of their 35 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Hawks made 17 of 19 attempts for a percentage of 89.5%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 38 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 24 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 12 steals. Regarding defending, Atlanta allowed 48.1% from the floor on 38 of 79 shooting. Miami dished out 24 dimes and had 10 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Miami pulled down 30 rebounds (6 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Miami finished the contest at 87.5% when shooting free throws by making 14 of 16 attempts. They made 13 of 37 shots from downtown.
Bogdan Bogdanovic is one player who was a contributor for the contest. He ended up finishing with 21 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 33:03 mins and pulled down 3 rebounds. Bogdanovic ended up going 53.8% from the field and totaled 8 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in this contest for the Hawks was John Collins. He grabbed 8 rebounds in 32:18 min played. He finished the contest at 64.3% from the floor for the game by shooting 9-of-14 (20 points). Overall, Collins earned 1 assist.
Atlanta enters this game with a win-loss mark of 33-27 for the year. They are turning it over 13.3 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.5 fouls every game. As a team, Atlanta is pulling down 45.3 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,450 dimes on the year, which is 19th in basketball in terms of passing. The Hawks are connecting on 37.3% on three-point attempts (759 of 2,033) and 81.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 113.8 pts per contest (12th in basketball) while hitting 46.5% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Hawks are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. The Hawks defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.2% (751 of 1,198) and they concede 42.8 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 11th in the league in giving up assists with 1,449 surrendered so far this year. They give up 34.8% on shots from distance and they rank 15th in the league in points per game allowed (111.5).
When they last played, the Detroit Pistons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 115-109 against the Indiana Pacers. The Pistons were able to snag 47 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 62 for the game. They gave up possession of the ball 18 times, while recording 3 steals in this matchup. The Pacers were called for 21 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Pistons to the free throw line for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to bury 21 of the free throw tries for a clip of 80.8%. With regard to 3-pointers, Detroit knocked down 10 of 34 tries (29.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Pistons walked away from this one shooting 39 for 96 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.6%. The Pistons permitted the Pacers to bury 40 of their 96 tries from the floor which had them at 41.7% for this contest. They finished shooting 31.3% from three-point range by shooting 10 of 32 and finished the game at 25 out of 35 from the free throw line (71.4%). In regard to rebounding, Detroit permitted Indiana to collect 39 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Jerami Grant was important for the Pistons for this contest. He made 9 out of 24 in the game giving him a rate of 37.5%, and totaled 5 rebounds. Grant earned 25 points in his 34:20 minutes on the court and had 4 assists for the matchup. An additional guy that was important for Detroit was Mason Plumlee. He finished this one with 5 dimes in 28:56 mins on the court, and he knocked down 7 of 9 from the floor. Plumlee wrapped this one up going 77.8% from the floor while contributing 17 points and 21 total rebounds.
Detroit has a win-loss record of 18-43 for the year. The Pistons commit 20.8 fouls every game and they shoot 76.9% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 24.4 times per contest (18th in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.9 times per contest. Detroit has earned 6,557 pts this season (107.5 per contest) and they collect 42.9 boards per game. As an offense, the Pistons are hitting on 45.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 24th in basketball. The Pistons on the defensive side of the court are 16th in the league in points per game surrendered with 111.5. The Detroit defense gives up 36.9% on 3-point attempts (701 of 1,899) and opponents are connecting on 76.0% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 24.7 dimes and 44.2 boards per game, which has them ranked 14th and 16th in the NBA. They are forcing 14.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.7% from the floor (26th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-4.5)
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