The NBA brings more action today as the Atlanta Hawks will clash with the Detroit Pistons. The Hawks are heading to the Motor City after a 114-107 win over the Knicks. While the Pistons lost to Charlotte away with a score of 98-86.
Atlanta Hawks Form
The Hawks have been in a poor form in the last month. However, they were able to put that behind. They beat the Knicks and now they have two wins in a row. This was only their third 2 wins streak this season. Therefore, it is obvious that they need to improve. Yet, the Hawks are a young team and they will surely develop in the coming seasons.
Kent Bazemore led the team with 22 points in the win against the Knicks.
On the offensive side of the game, the Hawks scoring average stands at 109 points per game. Therefore, they are placed on the 20th spot in the league in scoring. Moreover, the Hawks have an average of 25.3 assists per game.
On the defensive side of the game, Atlanta has an average of 118.6 allowed points per game. Therefore, this record placed them on the 21st spot in the league in scoring defence.
Detroit Pistons Form
The Pistons are heading into this game after a defeat in Charlotte.
They played well in this game. Yet that was not enough against a determined Hornets team.
The Pistons had prolonged overtime game against the Timberwolves at that may take some their energy.
Nevertheless, the Pistons have a great record playing in the Motor City in front of their home fans.
Moreover, they have the in-form Blake Griffin. The 2.08 m centre scored 23 points in the defeat.
On the offensive side of the game, the Pistons score an average of 108.9 points per game. Therefore, they are placed on the 21st spot in the league in scoring. Moreover, they have an average of 47.1 boards per game combined with 22 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, they are placed on the 14th spot in the league. Furthermore, they concede an average of 109.9 points per game.
Also, Blake Griffin is their main weapon as he scores an average of 25.6 points per game combined with 8 rebounds and 5.2 assists per night.
The Pistons are a solid team with a lot of potentials. However, it seems that they have a problem with being consistent. They have a good chance now to get back to winning ways after the defeat in Charlotte. On the other side, the Hawks are a young team and have not been playing well in the last month. Nevertheless, they won two in a row. Therefore, they will aim to maintain that momentum heading into this game.
Nevertheless, I think that the Pistons are the better team. Also, they must win this game as the competition for playoff spots is starting to get more tight.
Go for the Pistons in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons on 12/23/2018
is: Take the Detroit Pistons – 525 (money line)
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