Golden State Warriors (15-8 ) vs Detroit Pistons (12-7 )Date : 12/01/2018
Time : 7:00 PM ET
Location : Little Caesars Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Golden State Warriors vs Detroit Pistons
The Pistons will welcome the Warriors to Little Caesars Arena as they are coming off a win against the Bulls while the Warriors lost to the Raptors. Game tips off at 7:00 PM ET.
Golden State Warriors's Latest Performance :
The Warriors are coming off a heartbreaking loss against the Raptors in overtime. Leading the way was Kevin Durant as he scored a season-high 51 points adding 11 rebounds, six assists, one turnover, and four 3-pointers in 43 minutes. It’s his sixth 50-point game in his career. It’s the first time in his career he’s hit the 40-point mark in three straight games, and he’s the first Warrior to do so since Stephen Curry in 2016. Speaking of Curry he is set to make his return to the starting lineup on Saturday. It will be great news for the Warriors to have their star on the floor as he will help Durant with the scoring load. The Warriors will have to be aware of the Pistons bigs because that is likely how they are going to play them by dominating them inside the paint. The Warriors understand that the regular season is not a sprint but a marathon, teams will have to prepare for them differently with Curry in the lineup.
Detroit Pistons's Latest Performance :
The Pistons have now won four games in a row after beating the Bulls in their last game. They are starting to regain their confidence after dropping a few games. The Pistons are now 4th in the Eastern Conference. Leading the way for the Pistons this season is Blake Griffin he is the focal point of Coach Casey offense he is playing him around 33-36 mins per game. He fits well into the system as he will look to take advantage of the Warriors small ball lineup who will still be without Draymond. Perhaps a fresh start is what Blake needed because he is playing with a more relaxed dilemma and is averaging 21 points and 7 boards. All eyes will be on Drummond in this game as he will look to exploit the Warriors lack of big man down in the middle. He is coming off a 23 points 20 rebound performance against Houston it tells you how well he plays against better competitors look for Blake to keep feeding him the ball down low in this game.
How Golden State Warriors & Detroit Pistons Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Pistons are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference.
Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central.
Against The Spread Selection: Golden State Warriors
My reason for the pick :
Golden State Warriors will snap the Pistons four-game winning streak on the road. Curry will show everyone how valuable he is on the Warriors as the Pistons will now have to be aware of his presence on the floor. He makes the game easier for everyone on the floor and during his timeout the Warriors surely missed out on the floor. The Pistons bigs will have a good game but Curry’s return to the line up will be too much for them to handle. Go with the Warriors in this game.
Betting trends for Golden State Warriors:
- Warriors are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Betting trends for Detroit Pistons:
- Pistons are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.