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Warriors home to Pistons in NBA betting action

Detroit Pistons Golden State Warriors
2-4 November 12, 2013, 10:30 | Oracle Arena 4-3



The Pistons will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Warriors in Golden State at Oracle Arena on Tuesday in NBA action.

The Warriors bring a 4-3 record (4-2-1 ATS) to the battle against the 2-4 Pistons, who are 3-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Golden State go 3-4 so far and the Pistons go 5-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Detroit Pistons vs Golden State Warriors Odds and Stats.

The Pistons were listed as 10-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 201 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

This game pits the Warriors, currently No. 3 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pistons, who rate No. 21 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-93 victory for the Warriors.

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Detroit lost its last outing, a 109-103 result against the Trail Blazers on November 11. The Pistons failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 212 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Pistons wasted a 28-point performance from Brandon Jennings as Portland ran past them 109-103 on Monday at Rose Garden.

Last time out for Golden State, they were a 108-90 loser as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Warriors failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 198 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Warriors endured a 108-90 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from Stephen Curry at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Golden State's No. 11-ranked offense (102.57 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 24 at 102.83 PPG. The Warriors have averaged 47.96% from the field per game, more than the Pistons have managed so far this season (44.73% on average).

Next up:
Detroit at Sacramento, Friday, November 15th
Golden State at Seattle, Thursday, November 14th