Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 11/14/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-3)
The Atlanta Hawks (5-4) are en route to Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday where they will play the Detroit Pistons (2-9). Atlanta opens as 3-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 222.
The Hawks faced the Heat and ended up losing by a score of 117-109 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Hawks left the arena with 19 while the Heat totaled 14 personal fouls. They converted 12 of their 38 shots from 3-point land. Miami went 92.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 23 of 25 tries. Furthermore, Miami totaled 39 boards (7 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Miami doled out 23 assists and had 10 steals in this matchup. Pertaining to defending, Atlanta allowed 48.8% from the floor on 41 of 84 shooting. They also distributed 23 assists for this contest as well as forcing 15 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected 48 with 15 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Hawks made 15 of 18 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. Atlanta wrapped up the contest with a 43.7% field goal percentage (38 of 87) and knocked down 18 out of their 46 three-point shots.
Trae Young is a player who came through in this contest. He walked away with 27 points on 7 out of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 38 mins played and also totaled 2 rebounds. Young ended up shooting 36.8% from the field and also totaled 11 assists.
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Atlanta comes into this matchup with a mark of 5-4 on the campaign. They are giving up possession 15.9 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.8 personal fouls every game. As a team, Atlanta is pulling in 46.7 boards per game and has accumulated 238 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 16th in the league in terms of passing. The Hawks are hitting 35.4% on 3-point shots (116 of 328) and 83.3% from the free throw line. They average 120.3 pts per game (4th in the league) while going 46.9% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Hawks are able to force 15.7 turnovers per game while drawing 20.1 fouls. They rank 10th in basketball in giving up assists with 235 conceded this season. The Hawks defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 48.2% (388 of 805) and they surrender 42.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 23rd in the NBA in PPG allowed (117.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pistons took a loss by a final score of 119-108 against the Bulls. The Pistons snagged 33 defensive boards and 16 offensive rebounds totaling 49 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while getting 4 steals for this game. The Bulls had 21 fouls for this contest which took the Pistons to the free throw line for 26 tries. They were able to bury 21 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.8%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Detroit made 11 out of their 32 attempts (34.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Pistons ended up shooting 38 out of 88 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.2%. The Pistons allowed the Bulls to convert 44 of their 91 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 48.4% for this game. They finished 36.7% from 3-point land by hitting 11 of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 20 out of 25 from the charity stripe (80.0%). In the matter of rebounding, Detroit permitted Chicago to snag 40 in total (11 on the offensive side).
Kevin Knox ended up having an impact for the Pistons for this contest. Knox had 18 points in his 24 mins of playing time and accounted for 1 assist in this game. He knocked down 7 out of 8 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 87.5%, and tallied 3 rebounds.
Detroit has a mark of 2-9 for the season. The Pistons have committed 24.5 fouls every game while shooting 82.7% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 27.3 times per game (6th in the league) and they turn the ball over 17.5 times per contest. Detroit has accounted for 1,207 points this season (109.7 per game) and they collect 46.5 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Pistons are shooting 46.2% from the field, which is ranked 16th in the league.
The Pistons on defense are ranked 20th in basketball in points given up per game with 114.2. They are forcing their opponents into 12.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.5% from the field (11th in the NBA). The Detroit defense allows 35.1% on 3-point attempts (111 of 316) and their opponents are making 83.4% of their foul shots. They surrender 22.5 dimes and 41.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is 2nd and 5th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+3)
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