Pistons vs. Hawks Total Pick 3/21/23

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Detroit Pistons (16-56 SU, 31-40-1 ATS) vs. Atlanta Hawks (35-36 SU, 31-39-1 ATS)
When: Tuesday, March 21st, 7:30 PM (ET)
Where: State Farm Arena, GA, Atlanta

Point Spread: Det +12.5/Atl -12.5 (Stop wasting your hard earned money! Wager on sports at -105  instead of -110 at BAS Sportsbook! You’ll be so glad you invested the 5 minutes to do so!)
Total: 238.5
Money Line: Motor City +583/Atl -879

Notable Injuries


  • Bojan Bogdanovic (Out) Achilles
  • Alec Burks (Out) Foot
  • Hamidou Diallo (Out) Ankle
  • Isaiah Stewart (Out) Hip
  • R.J. Hampton (Questionable) Back
  • Cade Cunningham (Out) Shin
  • Isaiah Livers (Questionable) Hip
  • Jalen Duren (Out) Neck


  • Dejounte Murray (Questionable) Illness
  • Jalen Johnson (Out) Hamstring

Recent Form

Heading into the game, Detroit is 16-56 overall. When taking to the road, Detroit has a mark of 7-27 and a win percentage of 21%. Currently, the team is 15th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 31-40-1 vs. the spread. Detroit travels to take on the Hawks, hoping to avoid their 4th straight loss.

In their last outing, Detroit was unable to come away with a win against the Heat, losing by a score of 112-100. James Wiseman led the team with 22 points, but it was not enough to overcome their status as 10-point underdogs. The Pistons also ended up with an ATS loss in the game.

Heading into the game, Atlanta is 35-36 overall. When playing at home, Atlanta has a mark of 19-15 and a win percentage of 56%. Currently, the team is 8th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 31-39-1 vs. the spread. In Atlanta’s last five games, the Hawks have a straight-up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 4-6 and 4-6 ATS.

In their most recent matchup, the Spurs defeated Atlanta with a score of 126-118. Dejounte Murray scored the most points for the team with 22, but it was not enough to earn the win. The Hawks were 10 points ahead going into the game.

The Historicals

In the most recent game between the two teams, the Hawks picked up a 118-113 win over the Pistons. However, heading into the game, Atlanta was favored to win by 7.5 points, giving the Pistons and ATS victory. So far this season, the Hawks have a record of 3-0 vs. the Pistons. When looking at how these teams have performed vs. the spread in recent matchups, the Pistons have an ATS mark of 3-2. Yet, the Hawks have averaged more points per game in these contests, at 119 compared to Atlanta at 113. Over the course of these games, they averaged 232 points per game, leading a 3-2 over-under record.

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Coming into the game, Detroit’s offense is ranked just 28th in scoring at 110.9 points per game. This has come while being the 13th-ranked unit in pace. So far, the Pistons are averaging 99.5 possessions per contest. Detroit’s 3-point shooting numbers are below the league average, as they have hit just 35.2% of their looks from deep. On average, the team gets up 32.6 3-point shots per game, placing them 19th in the NBA. The defense has been a struggle for Detroit, as they are currently allowing 112.55 points per game. The team’s 3-point shooting defense has been a problem this year. So far, opposing offenses have hit 36.41% of their looks from the outside.

An important injury to consider for today’s game is that Detroit will be without Bojan Bogdanovic, who is listed as out on the injury report. Jaden Ivey will assume the role of primary scorer for the team. This season, Ivey has been averaging 15.3 points per game for the Pistons.

This season, Atlanta is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 117.4 points per game. So far, the Hawks are also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 100.8 possessions per game. Atlanta comes into the game ranked just 29th in 3-point attempts per game. So far, they have connected on 35.2% of their shots from deep, which places them 26th in the NBA. The defense has also not been a bright spot for Atlanta, as they are currently allowing 112.38 points per game. The team’s 3-point shooting defense has been a problem this year. So far, opposing offenses have hit 36.43% of their looks from the outside.

Heading into this matchup, Atlanta is in jeopardy of not having Dejounte Murray in the lineup as he is questionable. This season, he is the team’s second-leading scorer at 20.5 points per game. So far, Trae Young leads the team in scoring and is averaging 26.7 points per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last five games playing on one day of rest.
  • Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games.
  • Hawks are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games, playing on one day’s rest.
  • Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last five games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.

Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

The Detroit Pistons have lost their last eight road games. I think we can all agree that they’ll lose Tuesday night in Atlanta. But by how many? I don’t know! What I do know is that Detroit’s offense sucks right now, and they’ve struggled to exceed 100 points in their last few games. Atlanta’s defense is weak, but Detroit’s chemistry is so poor I don’t see them scoring more than 110 Tuesday night, and I don’t see Atlanta exceeding 122. Tonight’s total is 238.5, and I think it goes way under! Bet the Pistons at +32.5 or the Hawks at +7.5 by inserting either into a massive 20 point NBA teaser only found at Wagerweb Sportsbook!