Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 1/20/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+6)
State Farm Arena is the site where and the Atlanta Hawks (6-7) will take on the Detroit Pistons (3-10) on Wednesday. Atlanta opens this contest as 6-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 221.5.
The Detroit Pistons faced off with the Miami Heat and took a loss by a score of 113-107 in their last game. Detroit ended the contest having earned a 46.3% field goal percentage (38 of 82) and knocked down 13 of their 37 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Pistons made 18 of 24 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. With regard to grabbing boards, they collected a total of 32 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 24 dimes in this game as well as having 8 steals and 3 blocks. With respect to defense, Detroit allowed 57.3% from the field on 43 of 75 shooting. Miami dished out 23 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Heat pulled down 36 rebounds (5 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Miami finished the contest at 78.9% at the charity stripe by making 15 of 19 tries. They converted 12 of their 30 shots from downtown.
Jerami Grant is one guy who was important for the contest. He recorded 27 points on 10 out of 19 shooting. He played 33:37 mins played and also collected 4 boards. Grant finished the game at 52.6% from the field and dished out 6 assists. One more player that played a role in the matchup for the Pistons was Wayne Ellington. He collected 2 boards and also had 2 dimes. He finished 58.3% from the field in the game by shooting 7-of-12 (24 points). Overall, Ellington was on the court for 27:30 minutes.
Detroit will enter this game with a mark of 3-10 for the season. They are giving up possession 13.6 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 20.3 fouls per game. As a team, Detroit is grabbing 43.6 boards per game and has 295 dimes for the season, which ranks 19th in the league in terms of passing. The Pistons are connecting on 34.5% on 3-point shots (160 of 464) and 79.0% from the free throw line. They have an average of 109.1 points per outing (21st in the NBA) while going 42.3% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Pistons have forced 17.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.7 personal fouls. They are 22nd in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 347 surrendered so far this season. The Pistons defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 49.7% (227 of 282) and they surrender 45.6 boards per game as a unit. They surrender 38.9% on shots from distance and they rank 22nd in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (113.6).
In their last game, the Atlanta Hawks got the victory with a final of 108-97 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Hawks were able to corral 41 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 in the matchup. They stuffed 8 attempts while getting 15 steals for the game. The Timberwolves were called for 21 fouls in this matchup which got the Hawks to the free throw line for 25 attempts. They were able to make 23 of the free throw tries for a rate of 92.0%. In reference to 3-point shots, Atlanta made 11 of their 28 attempts (39.3%). In all, the Hawks finished 37 for 79 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.8%. The Hawks permitted the Timberwolves to knock down 36 out of 91 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 39.6% for this contest. They went 37.8% from three-point range by shooting 14 out of 37 and ended up shooting 11 of 16 from the free throw line (68.8%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Atlanta allowed Minnesota to grab 39 in total (9 offensive).
De'Andre Hunter was important for the Hawks for this contest. He made 8 out of 15 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 53.3%, which had him sitting at 25 points. Hunter totaled 4 rebounds in his 36:45 mins of playing time and earned 2 dimes for this game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Atlanta was Clint Capela. He ended up walking away with 23 points in 39:24 mins on the hardwood via 10 of 16 shooting in this matchup. Capela wrapped this one up going 62.5% from the field while collecting 2 assists and 15 total rebounds.
Atlanta has a mark of 6-7 for the campaign. The Hawks commit 20.8 fouls per contest and they connect on 81.0% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 24.1 times per contest (19th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per contest. Atlanta has scored 1,337 pts this season (111.4 per game) and they collect 48.8 boards per game. As an offense, the Hawks are shooting 43.5% from the field, which ranks 29th in basketball. The Hawks defensively are ranked 11th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 109.2. The Atlanta defense gives up 32.9% on shots from distance (157 of 477) and opponents are connecting on 81.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 22.6 assists and 45.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 5th and 18th in the league. They are able to force 13.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 43.6% from the field (2nd in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta (-6) and over 221.5 points
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