Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons 3/21/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons 3/21/23
Tue 21st March 2023

The Atlanta Hawks (35-36, 19-15 Home), one of the league’s top scoring teams, welcome the Detroit Pistons (16-56, 7-27 Away) on Tuesday. Detroit was beaten by the Miami Heat 112-100 at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday, their third consecutive loss.

With 22 points and 13 rebounds, James Wiseman had a standout performance in defeat. The Pistons are the 15th seed in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta came up short on Sunday at AT&T Center, falling to the San Antonio Spurs 126-118.

Dejounte Murray led the team in scoring in the losing effort with 22 points. With 17 points, Onyeka Okongwu also had an impressive game. The Hawks are the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the last time this season. After winning all three of the earlier season games against Detroit, the most recent of which was a 130-105 victory at State Farm Arena in December 2022, their third straight head-to-head victory, Atlanta will be aiming for a season sweep.

Trae Young led the Hawks with 26 points and 13 assists. Bojan Bogdanovic had 23 points in the loss. The Pistons have been led this season by Bogdanovic, who is averaging 21.6 points per game.

Meanwhile, Jalen Duren is grabbing 8.7 rebounds per game, and Killian Hayes is dishing 6.2 assists. Young’s 26.7 points per game have powered the Hawks on offense. He ranks as the 10th-highest scorer in the league.

Young also has doled out 10.0 assists per game, third-most in the NBA. Clint Capela has collected 11.0 rebounds per game. The Hawks are one of the highest-scoring offenses in the NBA, ranking fifth with 117.4 points per game.

The Pistons have come up short more often than not in recent games at State Farm Arena, losing six of the last 10. Detroit has lost eight in a row away from Little Caesars Arena this season.

Detroit is 1-9 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -8.1 (105.8-113.9). Atlanta has gone 4-6 over the last 10, allowing 121.9 points per game on average while scoring only 120.3 (-1.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
James Wiseman: 28.0 | 16.1 | +11.9
Points per game:
James Wiseman: 16.4 | 9.7 | +6.7
Rebounds per game:
James Wiseman: 11.0 | 5.8 | +5.2
Marvin Bagley III: 4.0 | 6.6 | -2.6
Assists per game:
Killian Hayes: 9.8 | 6.2 | +3.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Saddiq Bey: 12.2 | 19.8 | -7.6
Points per game:
Dejounte Murray: 14.6 | 20.5 | -5.9

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Atlanta Hawks -12.5 (-110)

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