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Market Report for Monday, March 7th
*Indicates team is on the second leg of a back-to-back
**Lines are opening numbers
Atlanta Hawks (-8, 227.5) at Detroit Pistons
Detroit continued its winning ways on Friday night with an outright win over Indiana as an underdog to improve to 5-2 SU/7-0 ATS over the last seven games. Over the course of this winning streak the Pistons have been outscored by only 0.7 points every 100 possessions because of an offense that has averaged 113.5 points per 100 possessions. Cade Cunningham and Saddiq Bey have been playing great basketball, and neither are on the injury report tonight. Atlanta comes in 5-2 SU/4-3 ATS record over its last seven games, but the defense has been in its usual inconsistent form. The Hawks have allowed 114.8 points per 100 possessions to those seven opponents, and its hard to make a case for this team laying this many points in any road situation, let alone one in which the opponent is playing basketball at the level of Detroit. The Pistons are playing inspired basketball, and during this run they have caught 7.9 points per game on the betting line. Clearly the market has not budged on its perception of Detroit, so I won’t budge on my stance of this team being a follow until it falls apart.
Play: Pistons (+ 7.5)