Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 12/23/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Friday, December 23, 2022
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Atlanta
The Atlanta Hawks are welcoming the Detroit Pistons at State Farm Arena on Friday.
The Pistons took the court against the 76ers and took a loss by a final of 113-93 in their last game. Detroit ended the game with a 39.2% FG percentage (31 of 79) and converted 6 of their 23 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Pistons made 25 of their 34 shots for a percentage of 73.5%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 46 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 15 dimes for this game while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Regarding defense, Detroit allowed the other team to shoot 44.1% from the floor on 41 of 93 shooting. Philadelphia recorded 27 assists and had 8 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Philadelphia totaled 49 rebounds (13 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 1 block. Philadelphia finished the game at 90.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 20 of their 22 attempts. They converted 11 of their 37 attempts from three-point range. In reference to fouls, the Pistons walked away with 15 while the 76ers had 23 fouls.
Jaden Ivey is a guy who was a major factor for the matchup. Ivey finished the game shooting 38.9% from the floor and dished out 1 assist. He was on the court for 34 minutes played and also grabbed 3 rebounds. He notched 18 points on 7 of 18 shooting.
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Detroit comes into this contest with a mark of 8-26 for the campaign. They cough up possession 14.6 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 22.7 personal fouls per game. As a team, Detroit is grabbing 42.9 boards per game and has totaled 746 assists for the year, which ranks 24th in basketball in terms of passing. The Pistons are hitting 34.6% on three-point attempts (388 of 1,123) and 77.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 110.8 points per game (23rd in the league) while shooting 44.9% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Pistons are able to force 13.5 turnovers per game while drawing 21.9 personal fouls. They are surrendering 35.5% on 3-point attempts and they rank 29th in basketball in PPG allowed (118.0). The Pistons defense is giving up a FG percentage of 48.5% (1,463 of 3,016) and they concede 44.9 boards per game as a unit. They rank 30th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 876 conceded so far this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Hawks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 110-108 when they faced the Bulls. The Hawks were able to pull down 38 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 47 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The Bulls were called for 15 fouls for the matchup which got the Hawks to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to make 16 of them for a clip of 100.0%. When talking about shots from beyond the perimeter, Atlanta made 14 out of their 37 attempts (37.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Hawks finished shooting 39 for 91 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.9%. The Hawks allowed the Bulls to make 43 out of their 86 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 50.0% in the matchup. They finished 29.2% from distance by shooting 7 out of 24 and ended up shooting 17 out of 22 from the free throw line (77.3%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Atlanta allowed Chicago to collect 47 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Trae Young was important for the Hawks for the game. He buried 9 out of 24 for the game for a field goal percentage of 37.5%, and had 6 rebounds. Young recorded 34 points in his 38 minutes on the court and had 6 assists for the game.
Atlanta has a record of 16-16 this season. The Hawks are responsible for committing 19.8 fouls per game and they connect on 82.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.8 times per game (21st in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 13.5 times per game. Atlanta has accounted for 3,651 points on the year (114.1 per game) and they pull in 44.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hawks are shooting 46.5% from the field, which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Atlanta defense surrenders 34.3% on shots from distance (355 of 1,034) and their opponents are connecting on 80.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 25.0 dimes and 45.8 boards every game, which is ranked 14th and 26th in the NBA. The Hawks on the defensive side of the court are 19th in basketball in points given up per game with 115.2. They are able to force 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 47.3% from the floor (20th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta
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