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Warriors are Struggling to Cover Big Spreads

The Golden State Warriors are proving they can still get the job done without all of their superstars on the floor, but they’re a much more efficient team when all of their big guns are healthy. After sitting out one game due to illness, shooting guard Klay Thompson is expected to return to action vs the Detroit Pistons in Oakland tonight. Oddsmakers initially set the Dubs as 13-point favorites with an OVER/UNDER of 216.

Shark Bites
  • The Pistons are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games against the Warriors.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of the Warriors' last 18 games as favorite.
  • The Pistons are 2-9 SU and ATS in their last 11 games with one day off between games.

Detroit hasn’t been able to find a consistent groove on offense, and it’s a major reason why the Pistons are still sitting below the .500 mark at 18-22 SU. They rank 24th in the league in points per game (100.1) and 26th in 3-point percentage (34.4 percent).

There were concerns that Golden State might have a classic case of too many cooks in the kitchen after adding Kevin Durant in the offseason, but the Warriors have done an excellent job of moving the ball around in Steve Kerr’s offense. Stephen Curry and company lead the league with an average of 31 assists per game while setting the pace with 117.3 points per game.

Covering the spread has been a tall order for the Warriors of late. In their last six games, they're a brutal 0-6 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Golden State Warriors opened as -13-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 216 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 119-106 result in favor of the Warriors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Detroit Pistons vs Golden State Warriors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Detroit Pistons have seen them go 18-22 and 18-22 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Golden State Warriors are at 33-6 and 16-22-1 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Warriors are 18-21, while the Detroit Pistons are 18-22. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Golden State vs Detroit injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-rated Golden State Warriors and the No. 13-rated Pistons in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Golden State's No. 6-rated NBA squad against Detroit's No. 16-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Golden State rates No. 4 in the league with 11.67 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 with 7.85 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit suffered a 100-94 loss against Sacramento on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in a losing effort at Golden 1 Center.

Golden State earned a 107-95 victory over Miami on Tuesday, getting 28 points from Kevin Durant at Oracle Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Detroit is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
  • Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Golden State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Golden State is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Golden State's last 18 games
  • Golden State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Utah, Friday, January 13th
Golden State home to Cleveland, Monday, January 16th

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