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NBA Game Preview - Warriors underdogs vs Pistons at Detroit

Golden State WarriorsDetroit Pistons
Jan 15, 6:00 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Golden State Warriors vs Detroit Pistons Odds

3-8TEAM RECORD3-9

The visiting Warriors hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at The Palace of Auburn Hills against the Pistons.

The Pistons sport records of 3-9 and 3-9 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Warriors sit at 3-8 and 5-6 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-7 for the Pistons and 5-5-1 for the Warriors.

View Golden State vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 184 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pistons - Warriors odds would favor the Warriors if the lines were set according to power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 26 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Warriors sit at No. 18. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 88-84 win for the Warriors.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 29-rated squad against Golden State's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 25 in the league with 4.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 6.4 per outing.

Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 103 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Golden State, they were a 112-100 loser as they battled the Bobcats on the road. The Warriors failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 212 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Golden State got 24 points and 16 rebounds from David Lee in a losing cause in a 112-100 loss to Charlotte on Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Pistons were a 98-81 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bobcats. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (179) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Pistons grabbed a 98-81 win over the Bobcats on Friday, behind a 22-point effort from Jonas Jerebko at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Charlotte are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Warriors at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Golden State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Golden State
Detroit is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Golden State
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Golden State

Next up:
Golden State at Cleveland, Tuesday, January 17
Detroit at Houston, Tuesday, January 17

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