The Pistons and Warriors are set to face off at 10:00 ET on NBCS. The Warriors will host the game at Chase Center in San Francisco, CA. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 240.5 points, with the Warriors being the favored team playing at home against the Pistons.
DETROIT PISTONS VS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Detroit Pistons +9.5
This game will be played at Chase Center at 10:00 ET on Friday, January 5th.
WHY BET THE DETROIT PISTONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-109 in favor of the Warriors.
- Our projections have Stephen Curry finishing with Stephen Curry points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Warriors finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.8% and knocking down 16 threes.
Can Detroit Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?
It has been a tough season for the Pistons, as they come into today’s game vs. the Warriors with a record of 3-31. This mark has them 15th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the Central.
Detroit will look to snap a two-game losing streak, but they are 9.5-point underdogs for today’s matchup. When playing on the road, the Pistons have gone 1-17 this season.
So far, the Pistons have been the underdog in 31 of their 34 games and have gone 13-17 against the spread in those games. Their average scoring margin as the underdog this season is -11.1 points.
In their last game, the Pistons lost to the Jazz by a score of 154-148, but they were able to cover the spread as 8.5-point underdogs. The over/under record in their games this season is 22-12, and the over has hit in six straight games.
In their last game, Detroit had a strong offensive performance, scoring 148 points vs. the Jazz. Overall, they shot 53.3% from the field and went 17/22 from the free-throw line. Heading into today’s game, Cade Cunningham is the team’s leading scorer at 23.2 points per game. Jaden Ivey is also contributing 12.9 points per game this season.
Facing Golden State, the Pistons aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 122.6 points allowed per game (26th). Opponents are hitting 55.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.5% of their three-point attempts.
Will the Warriors Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?
With an overall record of 16-18, the Warriors will look to pick up a win at home today as 9.5-point favorites over the Pistons. If they are able to cover, they will move to 17-17 ATS for the season.
When playing at home, Golden State is both straight up (10th) and ATS (11th) have some work to do to reach the playoffs. In the Western Conference, they currently sit in 11th place and 5th in the Pacific Division.
Against other teams in the West, the Warriors have gone 11-15 compared to 5-3 in non-conference matchups. Golden State has dropped each of their last two games as the underdog, but earlier this season, they were the favorite in 20 of their 34 games.
The over/under record in their games is 19-14-1, and the over has hit in three straight games. So far, 32 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line of 240.5. Golden State has an average combined scoring mark of 233.9 points this season.
In their most recent game, the Warriors scored 127 points, which is higher than their average of 117.2 points per game this season. Overall, the Warriors are shooting 46% from the field, which is the 24th best mark in the league. In terms of three-point shooting, the Warriors are 4th in made threes and 16th in three-point percentage.
At present, the Warriors’ defense is ranked 20th, allowing 116.7 points per game. In their previous matchup vs. the Nuggets, the Warriors’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 56% leading to 130 points.