NBA Picks Friday 12/2/2016 – DET vs. ATL
Pick #1 – Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks
Hear we are set for another big Friday in the NBA and today we lock in on the Detroit Pistons (10-10) against the Atlanta Hawks (10-9) and we get two squads looking to break through onto the positive side of .500. Something is surely going here as this opening NBA 194 over / under line has shot up to a 198 giving us a rare 4 point line move and very much highlighting that the OVER should be very much in play here. Digging deeper into the facts and stats we see that the total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games making it clear that the Pistons are moving at a much quicker pace what the lines are suggesting. On top of this the total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Atlanta so these two teams are also notorious for taking it to each other on offensive when facing off. The recent offensive and deffensive performance statistics give us averages of 201.24 and 197.45 and its yest again a rare spot where both totals here move us into a winning position. While both teams have seen more unders on the year Detroit plays faster on the road and same goes for Atlanta at home and that is part of what we are banking on here. When it comes to pace of play the Hawks are 6th in the league and this is prime opportunity to get a fast paced team ready to push the offense at home against a team that is more then game. Just as promising the Hawks are 11th in posessions per game and trending way up lately so scoring first is on the agenda right now. The public consensus for this game is 61% in favor of the under so were going with our own reads and instincts in this spot. The computer predicted outcome of this one is 204 so all systems are go when it comes to building confidence in this 198 OVER bringing it home for us.
Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks - Friday, December 02, 2016 8:05 PM
509 Detroit Pistons +2½ -110 +120
510 Atlanta Hawks -2½ -110 -140
509 Detroit Pistons Over 198 -110
510 Atlanta Hawks Under 198 -110
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
OVER 198 (2 Units)
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