Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 10/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+10)
The Detroit Pistons (0-2) are en route to State Farm Arena on Monday where they will try to defeat the Atlanta Hawks (1-1). Atlanta opens this contest as 10-point favorites. The total is set at 218.5.
The Pistons faced the Bulls and ended up losing by a score of 97-82 in their last contest. Detroit wrapped up the game with a 38.6% FG percentage (34 out of 88) and converted 5 out of their 28 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Pistons made 9 of their 15 attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 53 with 11 of them being offensive. They also distributed 14 dimes in the matchup while forcing 11 turnovers and earning 9 steals. Pertaining to defense, Detroit allowed the other team to go 41.7% from the floor on 35 out of 84 shooting. Chicago distributed 42 dimes and had 24 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Chicago totaled 39 rebounds (3 offensive, 36 defensive) and got 8 blocked shots. Chicago ended up going 84.2% from the free throw line by making 16 of their 19 attempts. They also buried 11 out of their 26 attempts from downtown.
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Saddiq Bey is a player who came through in this contest. He walked away with 20 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 34 mins played and collected 16 rebounds. Bey walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist.
Detroit will play this game with a win-loss mark of 0-2 so far this season. They are turning it over 20.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 16.5 fouls per contest. As a team, Detroit is grabbing 50.0 boards per contest and is sitting with 31 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 30th in the league in terms of passing. The Pistons are hitting 19.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (11 of 56) and 67.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 85.0 points per game (30th in basketball) on 39.3% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the Pistons are forcing 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 5th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 42 relinquished on the campaign. The Pistons defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 42.4% (30 of 36) and they surrender 45.0 boards per game as a squad. They give up 36.7% on three-point shots while they are 5th in the league in PPG from their opponents (95.5).
The last time they took the court, the Hawks took a defeat with a final score of 101-95 when they played the Cavaliers. The Hawks were able to pull down 37 defensive boards and 17 offensive boards for a total of 54 in the game. They turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 5 steals in this contest. The Cavaliers had 10 fouls in the game which got the Hawks to the charity stripe for 15 shots. They were able to make 9 of those for a rate of 60.0%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, Atlanta made 10 of 34 attempts (29.4%). Overall, the Hawks ended up shooting 38 out of 99 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.4%. The Hawks permitted the Cavaliers to make 37 of 89 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.6% in the matchup. They finished 25.0% from distance by hitting 7 out of 28 and ended up shooting 20 out of 27 from the free throw line (74.1%). In relation to rebounds, Atlanta allowed Cleveland to pull down 42 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Trae Young pitched in for the Hawks for this game. He buried 8 of 22 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 36.4%, and accounted for 1 rebound. Young racked up 24 points in his 35 mins of playing time and had 7 dimes in this contest.
Atlanta has a record of 1-1 for the campaign. Atlanta has 208 points for the season (104.0 per contest) and they grab 54.5 boards per game. The Hawks are committing 19.5 fouls every game and they shoot 70.8% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Hawks are shooting 43.0% from the floor, which ranks them 22nd in basketball. They are assisting teammates 25.5 times per contest (9th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.0 times per game. The Hawks on the defensive end are ranked 2nd in the NBA in points allowed per game with 94.0. The Atlanta defense concedes 28.2% on shots from 3-point land (20 of 71) and their opponents are knocking down 80.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 19.5 dimes and 52.0 boards every game, ranking them 5th and 28th in the league. They are able to force 12.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 37.4% from the floor (1st in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+10)
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