Atlanta @ Detroit
Atlanta -7½ -110 over Detroit

Posted at 1:45 PM EST odds are subject to change.

Pinnacle -7½ -111 BET365 -7½ -110 SportsInteraction -7½ -110 888Sport -7½ -110

Atlanta -7½ over Detroit

7:00 PM EST. The Hawks and Pistons face off in the first of two games that will both be played in the Motor City. We’ll start with the hosts, who have dropped three straight. Those losses all came on the road, so it could be worse. The last time Detroit took their home floor it was on opening night in a 113-109 win and cover over Orlando.

Atlanta was just embarrassed by the Hornets, 126-109, as a 10-point home favorite. A loss like that is going to resonate in the market. However, it does not take long to see what happened. Charlotte hit its three-point shots and the Hawks did not. The Hornets went 42% from downtown, the Hawks just 23%. This league is a glorified three-point contest every night. If one could predict who would make 20% more of their treys, one would be on their private jet.

Situationally speaking, this is a back spot for Detroit. The Pistons played last night in Washington and got waxed. Asking them to be ready for a team that can score like the Hawks just 24 hours later is a bit spendy, no? We trust that the Pistons are going to be undervalued on most night’s, but tonight is not one of those nights. Detroit might be a much more appealing play to us on Friday night, especially if they get waffled here. We trust that the Pistons are going to be running on fumes. Swallow the points.

Our Pick

Atlanta -7½ (Risking 2.20 units - To Win: 2.00)

L.A. Lakers -3 -108 over Indiana