Pistons vs. Warriors Pick
Will the Golden State Warriors have any struggles when they host the Detroit Pistons tonight at 10:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Warriors are favored tonight, as Golden State is getting odds of -13 points at home. The over/under total is listed at 218.5 points. Golden State has won nine of its last 10 meetings with the Pistons, but Detroit has covered the spread in three of the last four meetings. Golden State picked up a 119-113 win at Detroit on Dec. 23.
The Warriors have won two straight and six of their last seven to get to 33-6 on the season. Golden State has yet to cover in its last six, falling to 15-23-1 against the spread. Golden State is putting up 117.3 points per game on offense while the defense is giving up 105.4 points per contest. Kevin Durant is leading the team with 26 points and 8.7 rebounds per game while Stephen Curry is adding 24.7 points and 5.9 assists per contest.
Detroit is coming off a 100-94 loss at Sacramento on Tuesday despite leading most of the game. The Pistons are now 18-22 on the season. They have failed to cover in three of their last four to drop to 18-22 against the spread as well. The Pistons have a defense that hold opponents to 100.3 points per contest, but their offense is limited to 100.1 points per contest. Reggie Jackson is leading the team with 16.9 points per game, but he deal with hydration issues in the last game. Andre Drummond is putting up 14.7 points and 13.4 rebounds per game.
The Pistons were on a nice track before blowing the game to Sacramento. Now they head to Golden State to face an offense they can’t possibly keep up with. While Detroit has a respectable defense, the Pistons won’t be able to stop the Warriors and their many scoring options.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS -13