Don’t look now, but the Golden State Warriors have won five straight games, their longest streak this season. Thus, the NBA betting odds favor them by over six points over the visiting Detroit Pistons. The Warriors are 10-2 in their last 12 home games versus Detroit, as the freefalling Pistons have won just one of its eight games against the Pacific Division.
Let’s check the latest NBA odds, stats, injury report and NBA lines for Pistons vs Warriors. We’ve plenty of NBA betting odds for you to consider.
Pistons’ Shooting Woes Continue
As far as building a potent team for the future, Detroit has a promising one. Twelve of the team’s 17 players are 25 and under. Most execs would be green with envy with the likes of Jalen Duren (19), Jaden Ivey (20), and Cade Cunningham (21) on their roster. The question becomes if this team can develop its shooting.
The Pistons are young, powerful, and athletic. But all that comes at the expense of finesse. Most of the team’s players are shooting below an effective field goal rate of 54.1 percent, which is the league average. Detroit’s 51.5 percent is ranked 27th in the NBA.
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On the flip side, Detroit has been great at getting to the foul line. The team attempts and makes the most free throws in the NBA (21.4 of 27.7) largely because of Bojan Bogdanovic. The veteran also leads the team in scoring (20.8). But he’s just one man, and removing his field goals from the game, Detroit shoots just 44.2 percent, last in the league.
Warriors Defending Home
It seems all the Warriors needed was a good ol’ homestand to get back to over .500 for the season. Golden State now stands at 17-2 at home, which is the best record in the league. We can thank their defense for that. The Warriors’ 106.5 defensive rating in their last five games is trumped only by the Wizards (who have also won five straight).
In short: defense wins games. Even if Golden State’s offensive rating (111.8) is just 23rd in the NBA, the team is winning. The team also went 4-0-1 against the spread during this span. Golden State is now 14-4-1 ATS when betting online at home.
Just a few caveats, though. One, the team needed some monstrous performances from the likes of Klay Thompson (54 points versus Atlanta) and Jordan Poole (41 against Portland). Two, Golden State just eked out wins in their last four (no more than five points).
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Pistons vs Warriors Head-to-Head
Golden State is 3-1 in its last four home games against Detroit. However, both teams split the spread, with the Warriors covering the last two. The total went under when Golden State covered.
Pistons vs Warriors Game Information
- Game: Pistons (10-30) vs Warriors (20-18)
- Location: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 4, 10:10 p.m. ET
- Pistons vs Warriors Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
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Pistons vs Warriors Picks & Prediction
As far as matchups are concerned, this is one Golden State can’t afford to blow. The Pistons are a bad shooting team that plays porous defense. The Warriors should be able to force Detroit into terrible shots while scoring more on their end. Lay the points on the Warriors in the sportsbook, as this one is going to be a blowout.
Golden State is listed at -250 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Warriors, you have a chance to win $40. Detroit is 205, offering a chance to win $205 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Golden State a 71.43% chance to win, with the Pistons at 32.79%
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Warriors vs Pistons Previous Game (Oct. 30, 2022)
The Golden State Warriors try to avoid a second straight loss when they face the Detroit Pistons in a Sunday night contest. Golden State is coming off an overtime loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night and is in second place in the Pacific Division, 1½ games behind the first-place Phoenix Suns.
Detroit has lost five straight, including back-to-back losses to the Atlanta Hawks, and is in last place in the Central Division, 1½ games behind the third-place Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers.
The Golden State Warriors may be tired after Saturday’s overtime loss, but they are also deep and will have plenty in reserve for this contest. The Detroit Pistons have struggled on the defensive end, which is bad news against the best shooter in league history in Curry.
When making your NBA picks, take Golden State to win and cover on the road.