The Detroit Pistons (16-56) and Atlanta Hawks (35-36) meet Tuesday at State Farm Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Pistons vs. Hawks odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Pistons failed to cover the spread as 10-point home underdogs Sunday in a 112-100 loss vs. the Miami Heat. Detroit covered for 99% of the game and even entered the 4th quarter leading by 7 points.
The Hawks failed to cover as 10-point favorites Sunday in a 126-118 loss at the San Antonio Spurs. Atlanta blew a 24-point 3rd-quarter lead and was outscored 65-35 in the 2nd half.
The Hawks lead this season’s series 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread, with the Over hitting in all 3 meetings. Atlanta covered as a 9.5-point home favorite 130-105 as the Over (234) cashed in the most recent meeting Dec. 23.
Pistons at Hawks odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 5:47 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Pistons +650 (bet $100 to win $650) | Hawks -950 (bet $950 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Pistons +12.5 (-105) | Hawks -12.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 238.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
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Pistons at Hawks key injuries
- F Bojan Bogdanović (Achilles) out
- G Alec Burks (foot) out
- G Cade Cunningham (shin) out
- C Jalen Duren (head) out
- F Isaiah Livers (hip) questionable
- F Jalen Johnson (hamstring, groin) out
- G Dejounte Murray (non-COVID illness) questionable
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Pistons at Hawks picks and predictions
Hawks 117, Pistons 113
Atlanta (-950) should be able to bounce back and get the win after an embarrassing loss at San Antonio, but the Hawks are being slightly overvalued on the moneyline. Bet the spread and/or total instead.
Against the spread
BET PISTONS +12.5 (-105).
The last time Detroit failed to cover in 4 straight games was Jan. 13-23. The Pistons have only won 1 of their last 15 games straight up, but are being undervalued ATS vs. a Hawks team that is trending downward.
Atlanta has lost 3 of its last 4 games and is just 12-16 ATS this season as a home favorite. The Hawks have not excelled against inferior competition lately and are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. teams with a winning percentage below .400.
BET UNDER 238.5 (-112).
The Under is 4-0 in Detroit’s last 4 games and 4-1 in its last 5 after allowing 100 or more points in its previous contest. Look for Detroit to tighten up defensively Tuesday in an attempt to avoid getting swept by Atlanta this season.
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