Detroit Pistons vs. Golden State Warriors Prediction, NBA Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Jan 18, 2022

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The Golden State Warriors hope to have Stephen Curry back in the lineup when they return home on Tuesday to face the Detroit Pistons.

Detroit
23-59
AT
January 18, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
Chase Center
Golden State
53-29
Pointspread +15.5 -110
Moneyline +850
Over / Under o +218

41%

Betting Action

59%

Pointspread -15.5 -110
Moneyline -1550
Over / Under u +218

41%

Betting Action

59%

The Warriors wrapped up a four-game road trip on Sunday by falling 119-99 in Minnesota without Curry in the lineup. The Pistons are coming off a 135-108 home loss to Phoenix on Sunday, and are also enduring a brutal three-game road losing streak.

Despite their recent struggles the Warriors have emerged as heavy 15-point favourites ahead of Tuesday night’s contest, while the total is pegged at 216.5.

Pistons vs. Warriors NBA Betting Odds

Tuesday night’s matchup at Chase Center marks the second and final meeting between these clubs this season. The Warriors eked out a narrow 105-102 win in Detroit back on November 19, and have won and covered in three straight dates with the Pistons. However, Golden State has produced mixed results when hosting the Pistons, covering just once while going 2-2 straight up over their past four. Overall, the Warriors have outpaced Detroit by double-digit margins in two of their three recent wins. But after averaging just 99.7 points per game over that stretch, the UNDER has gone 2-1. Golden State has also struggled to in recent outings.

The Warriors have failed to reach the century mark on five occasions during a 2-5 straight up and against the spread run, and have averaged just 99 points over their past three home dates. While the Pistons currently enjoy a 5-4 overall run, they have faltered on defence, allowing 133 or more points three times over their past seven. The club has also fallen to defeat by an average margin of 35 points during their current 0-3 run on the road.

Detroit Pistons

The chasm between first and worst was on full display in Sunday’s loss to the Suns. Currently buried in second last overall in the NBA league standings, the Pistons were simply outclassed by the league-leading Suns, who piled on 71 points after recess in a crushing 135-108 win. In addition to ranking second last overall in points per game, the Pistons now also rank last with a point differential of -9.8. The upside for Detroit is the continued steady play of their talented youngsters.

Cade Cunningham racked up 21 points before being ejected from Sunday’s loss, and has averaged 19 points per game over his past four outings. Saddiq Bey has been a steady producer on the road, averaging 18.9 points over his past eight away contests.

Golden State Warriors

Sidelined by a hand injury suffered in Friday’s 138-96 win in Chicago, Curry missed Sunday’s lopsided loss to the Timberwolves, but is expected to return to action on Tuesday night. That is good news for a Warriors squad that has gone 4-6 straight up since Christmas Day. However, the club remains without Draymond Green as he nurses a calf injury, and Gary Payton II remains listed as questionable due to a back injury. Warriors fans are also patiently waiting for Klay Thompson to return to form. Thompson has seen limited action in four appearances, and has shot just 35.7% from the floor while averaging a meagre 13.8 points per game.

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