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Short Rest is Killing Warriors Backers

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The Golden State Warriors are preparing for the toughest stretch of their schedule, as Eastern Conference contenders Detroit, Cleveland and Chicago will present them with quite a challenge on the road before they go home to face Indiana, San Antonio and Dallas.

Shark Bites
  • The Pistons are 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 home games.
  • The OVER is 4-0 in the Warriors' last 4 games following a ATS win.
  • The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between the teams.

The Dubs (37-3 SU) fell to the lowly Denver Nuggets earlier in the week (with Draymond Green sitting) before bouncing back and topping the Lakers at home. While many NBA fans and experts were dreaming of the Warriors beating the 1995-96 Bulls’ record for most wins in a season (72), it’s becoming apparent the Warriors are more focused on the long goal instead of regular season records — garnering a second championship in as many years.

Playing on short rest has not been kind to Golden State backers as of late. In Stephen Curry and company’s last seven tilts with one day off between games, the Warriors are an ugly 0-7 ATS.

OVER bettors have fallen in love with this team when it hits the road, however, as the OVER is a sizzling 14-3 in the Warriors’ prior 17 road games. The OVER is also 4-0 in Detroit’s last four games against Western Conference opponents.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Detroit Pistons as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 8-point underdogs on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 212.5 for Saturday at shops such as MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 105-104 win for the Warriors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Golden State Warriors vs Detroit Pistons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Pistons sit at 21-17 (21-15-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Golden State Warriors are currently 37-3 (22-16-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Detroit is 19-19 OU and Golden State is 24-16 OU. This season the Detroit Pistons are 21-17 overall and 21-15-2 ATS against the number, while the Golden State Warriors are 37-3 and 22-16-2 ATS. As for the totals, Detroit is 19-19 on the OU, and Golden State is 24-16. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Golden State injuries news.

The Pistons - Warriors betting odds would favor the Warriors if the lines were set according to power rankings. Detroit is rated No. 5 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Golden State Warriors sit at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit's No. 17-ranked offense averaging 101.15 PPG, against a Golden State Warriors defense that ranks No. 18 at 102.47 PPG. The Detroit Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 42.96% so far, less than the Golden State Warriors shooters have achieved on the year, 48.77% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Warriors grabbed a 116-98 win over the Lakers on Thursday, behind a 26-point effort from Stephen Curry at Oracle Arena.

The Pistons got 19 points from Stanley Johnson, but it was Memphis that prevailed in a 103-101 final on Thursday at FedExForum.

Betting Trends
  • Golden State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games
  • Golden State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Golden State is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 16 games
  • Detroit is 18-6-1 ATS in its last 25 games at home
  • Detroit is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Detroit's last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Golden State at Cleveland, Monday, January 18th
Detroit home to Chicago, Monday, January 18th