The NBA season is back on the schedule and tonight there will be an interesting game between the Atlanta Hawks and Detroit Pistons in the Motor City.
Atlanta Hawks Form
The Hawks are aiming to have a better season this time around. Moreover, this team will aim to improve as they finished on the 12th spot in the Eastern Conference. Also, their record was 29-53 for the season. Additionally, the team was 12 games behind the Pistons for the final playoff spot.
Therefore, the team got some reinforcements this year as Evan Turner, Allen Crabbe, Jabari Parker joined in the summer. Furthermore, they managed to get the draft picks Cam Reddish, De’Andre Hunter and Bruno Fernando. And these players are the future of this team.
On the offensive side of the game, the Hawks scored 113.3 points per game. And that is enough for the 12th spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have 46.1 rebounds combined with 25.8 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, they were the 30th team in scoring defence with 119 points allowed per night.
Detroit Pistons Form
The Pistons played on Wednesday and they beat the Pacers with a score of 119-110. Detroit was without Blake Griffin in that game and he will not be able to play until the beginning of November because of a knee injury.
Detroit had a good home record of 26-15 at home last season. They had an average of 108.7 points per contest while allowing 106.1 points per game. This is a big season for them as they aim to build on last season progress.
On the offensive side of the game, the Pistons scored an average of 107 points per game which is enough for the 25th spot in the league in scoring. Additionally, they managed to have 45 boards per game combined with 22.5 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, Detroit was placed on the 7th spot in scoring defence as they allowed 107.3 points a game.
Both teams will aim to have a strong start in this early stage of the season. The Pistons managed to get a good win against the Pacers and that will give them a boost in this game. However, they will be without Griffin and he is their main weapon. On the other side, the Hawks are rested and with the new faces in the team, they have a good chance in this game. Therefore, I will take Atlanta to win this one in a very tight contest.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons 10/24/2019 is: take the Atlanta Hawks -340 (MoneyLine).
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