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Pistons vs Warriors NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Detroit Pistons at Golden State Warriors
  • Where: San Francisco at Chase Center
  • Date: Wednesday, January 4th
  • Betting Odds GS -7, DET +228 | GS -288 O/U OFF

So far, the Pistons have put together an overall record of 10-30, while going 19-20-1 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Detroit has an overall record of 1-2, including going 1-2 against the spread.

Not only did the Pistons drop their last game to the Trail Blazers. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 135-106 as 9 point underdogs. The game got away from Detroit in the 2nd half, as the Trail Blazers extended their 9 point halftime lead to grab a 29 point win. In the loss, Bojan Bogdanovic led the team in scoring with 21 points on a field goal percentage of 53.3%.

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The Warriors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 20-18. So far, the team has gone 18-19-1 against the spread. Golden State comes into the game having rattled off 5 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 6.4 points per game

The Warriors will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Hawks by a score of 143-141. Heading into the game, they were 1 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Golden State went on to win the game, as they led by 17 heading into halftime. In the win, Klay Thompson led the team in scoring with 54 points on a field goal percentage of 53.8%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Last year, the Pistons saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Warriors, averaging 94.0 points per game. Like the Pistons, the Warriors scored at a rate below their season average, finishing with 103.5 points per game vs Detroit. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Warriors have an average scoring margin of +9 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 4-1. The over-under record in these same games is 2-3, with the teams combining for an average of 213 points per game.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 40 games, Detroit is averaging 111.6 points per game (23rd). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Pistons are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.9 per contest. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 27th in made shots per game.

On defense, the Pistons will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 22nd ranked unit in points allowed per game.

Power-Foward Bojan Bogdanovic currently leads the Pistons at 20.8 points per game. For the season, he is 71st in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 16.3% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Bogdanovic is averaging 3.6 boards and 2.6 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 21st ranked defense at defending power-fowards. Jaden Ivey enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 36 games, he is averaging 15.0 and is 287th in the league in player efficiency rating.

Through 38 games, Golden State is the 5th best scoring team at 117.1 points per game. In terms of pace, the Warriors are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 102.5 possessions per game. So far, the team has been able to rank well on offense, even though their up-tempo style of play has not translated into inside scoring. Currently, Golden State is just 29th in 2-point field goal makes per game.

On the defensive end of the floor, the Warriors are giving up an average of 105.46 points per game, good for 3rd in the NBA.

A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Warriors 2nd leading scorer, Stephen Curry. In his 26 games, Curry is averaging 30.0 points per game while dishing out 6.8 assists and grabbing 6.6 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Jordan Poole, who leads the team and is 49th in the NBA at 20.5 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 43.0% of his field goal attempts while taking 18.1% of the team’s shots from the floor.

Pistons vs Warriors Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Pistons +7
  • Free Total Prediction: Under OFF

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