Written and authored by National Basketball Association Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Friday Night January 9, 2015. At 7:30 PM, EST.
The (27-8) Atlanta Hawks of the Eastern Conference Southeast Division makes the trip from the “ATL” to the Motor City. Detroit will play the red hot (12-23) Detroit Pistons of the Eastern Conference Central Division in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at The Palace, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. This Sports Handicapper believes the Atlanta Hawks will battle Washington for the top spot in their Division. The Detroit Pistons organization put all players on notice when they parted way with Josh Smith. The betting line has Detroit as a three-point home underdog Against The Point Spread, the betting odds total is at 201 for Friday Night’s game.
The 2015 Atlanta Hawks have won their last six straight up, including a 96-86 home win against Memphis on January 7th. Atlanta is on top in the Southeast Division, three games in front of the Wizards. The Hawks have won their last three on the road against the Western Conference best teams. Atlanta beat Dallas and Houston on back to back night’s in late December, they also won at Portland on January 3rd before beating the Los Angeles Clippers on the 5th. The betting odds under the total is 6-0 Atlanta last six on Friday’s. The Hawks are 5-1 ATS their last six against a team with a losing home record. The Atlanta Hawks are 6-0 their last six NBA ATS Expert Predictions on the road going over the betting odds total twice and staying under four times. The Atlanta Hawks pong players are maturing right before the rest of the league eyes. Point Guard Jeff Teague is one of the best in the game. Atlanta has Al Horford, Paul Milsap and a host of others who contribute in the paint. The key to a Hawks win is to stay the course. Team chemistry in Atlanta is awesome, and the are going to make a run at the Eastern Conference title.
The 2015 Detroit Pistons are equally as hot as Atlanta. Pistons players are buying into head coach Stan Van Gundy’s system and are seeing results. Detroit recently beat San Antonio on the road and defeated the Dallas Mavericks the next night by double-digits. Starting point guard Brandon Jennings is playing lights out, and his backup D. J. Augustin went for 26 against Dallas. Detroit has held five of the six opponents on the win streak under 100-points. The betting odds under the total is 7-3 the last ten between the teams in the Motor City. The betting odds under the total is also 4-1 the last five times they have met. The Detroit Pistons are 7-3 Against The Spread, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under five. The key to a Detroit win is to keep listening to one of the most underrated and knowledgeable coaches in basketball. Detroit has two of the strongest young post players in the NBA, Greg Monroe, and Andre Drummond can dominate.
Free Pick: Detroit+3.