Detroit Pistons vs Golden State Warriors NBA Betting prediction

NBA Detroit vs Golden State Warriors Prediction 1/5/2024

The Detroit Pistons (3-31) travel to face off against the Golden State Warriors (16-18) on Friday, January 5th. This game will be played at Chase Center. Both the Pistons and Warriors will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.

Pistons vs Warriors

The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Pistons is coming off a loss to the Jazz in their latest game, ending with a score of 154-148. The Pistons may have lost the game outright, but they did succeed in covering the spread as +8.5 point underdogs. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 241.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.

Over their last ten games, the Pistons have gone 1-9 and come into today’s game vs the Warriors with an overall record of 3-31. When playing on the road, the Pistons are 1-17 this season compared to their 2-14 mark at home.

Detroit currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 13-20 at this point. In their two most recent home games, Detroit has covered the spread and they are 5-10 ATS at home compared to 8-10 on the road.

The Warriors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Warriors were defeated by the Nuggets in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 130-127. The Warriors picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 70-63.

Coming into today’s game, the Warriors are 16-18 overall and are 1-4 in their last five games. In the Western Conference, they are 11th and are 5th in the Pacific division.

Golden State currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 16-17 at this point. On the road, the Warriors have an ATS record of 9-6 compared to a 7-11 record vs. the spread at home.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

This season, the Detroit offense is ranked 25th in the NBA in scoring at 111.5 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.4 made 3’s per game. One reason that they are still scoring at a high rate, is the fact that they are ranked 6th in the NBA in possessions per contest. These increased opportunites have helped make up for the lack of outside shooting.

Warriors Offense Breakdown

The Warriors arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 117.2 points per game (9th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Warriors are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.3 per contest. Their slower style of play has created fewer offensive opportunities, leading to them being ranked 17th in fields goals made per contest.

Pistons Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Pistons is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 122.6 points per game (26th). In the terms of takeaways, Pistons are causing 15.8 turnovers per game, ranking 30th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 17th in rejections, averaging 5.1 blocked shots each game.

Warriors Team Defense

At present, the Warriors’ defense is ranked 20th, allowing 116.7 points per game. So far this season, the Warriors’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 5th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 25.4 times per game vs. Golden State.

Key Players For The Pistons And Warriors

In today’s game, our projections have Cade Cunningham leading the Pistons with 22 points on 8/18 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 23.2 points per game, in addition to 4.1 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Stephen Curry as the leading scorer for the Warriors. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 27 while also collecting 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 45.9%, and his scoring average is 27.7 points per game.

Pistons vs Warriors Trends

  • In their last five road games, Detroit has averaged 124 points per game while allowing 134. The team’s record in this stretch was 0-5 while going 3-2.
  • Across the Warriors last three home games, the team averaged 115 points per game while allowing 118. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Pistons have a straight up record of 1-9 and an ATS mark of 5-5.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Warriors have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.

Pistons vs Warriors Prediction

In this Warriors vs. Warriors matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Pistons at +9.5. While we project the Warriors to win 110-109, our recommendation is to bet on the Pistons for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 240.5 and our model has the Pistons and Warriors finishing with a combined 219 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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