The Warriors travel to Detroit to go head-to-head with the Pistons. Steve Kerr and his squad are back on track with two back-to-back victories. This is after the Hornets recently broke their seven-game winning streak. Meanwhile, the hosts start to gain some traction following two wins in three games.
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Warriors vs. Pistons Game Information
GAME DAY pic.twitter.com/1x98sYhE5d— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) November 19, 2021
- When: Friday, November 19, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: 95.7 THE GAME (Warriors) / 97.1 WXYT-AM (Pistons)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Warriors (-9.5) / Pistons (+9.5)
Why Bet on the Golden State Warriors?
The Warriors prepare to play their fifth road game of the season. They hold a 13-2 overall record and a 3-1 away record. They enter the contest as heavy favorites. The team holds some of the best records in the league, which should put more pressure on the hosts.
The Warriors hold a league-best record of 115.2 points per game on 47.3% shooting. They average a 55.7% effective field goal percentage (first) and the best shooting efficiency record at the moment at 1.164. Moreover, ball rotation is also one of the team’s strongest suits. The side averages 29.2 assists (first) per game.
Stephen Curry leads the team in points per game (28.7). The guard put down another 40-point game in their most recent outing against the Cavs. Right behind him is Andrew Wiggins who averages 18 PPG.
Defensively, the Warriors allow 107.6 points (19th) per game. They did well to hold their opponents to less than 100 points in three of their last four games. Furthermore, the team holds the second-best record in defensive rebounds at 38.4 per game. Draymond Green boasts a team-high record of 7.93 rebounds per game.
The Warriors have a healthy starting lineup coming into Friday’s game. However, substitutes Andre Iguodala and James Wiseman will miss the game due to injury.
Why Bet on the Detroit Pistons?
The Pistons start to do better after suffering one lengthy losing streak after another. The team recorded three wins in their last five games and begin to get some momentum going. Their most recent contest features a 97-89 victory over the Pacers.
The team still holds one of the worst scoring averages in the league at 98.2 on 40.8% shooting (30th). However, the team significantly improved after averaging 112 points in their last three wins. Jeremi Grant leads his team in points (18.0), while 2021 first overall pick Cade Cunningham ranks third-best in the squad with 13.67 PPG.
Defense is an area the Pistons should focus on. The hosts allow 107.6 points (19th) and collect 31.0 defensive rebounds (30th) per game. But, the team should work on utilizing their ability to swipe the ball. The Pistons average 8.8 steals (tenth) per game, while the Warriors record 8.6 opponent steals (25th) per game. This should open up a few scoring opportunities along the way to keep the deficit close.
The Pistons enter the game with a significantly healthy squad. We expect Grant to take on scoring duties for the game, while Saddiq Bey and Cade Cunningham provide him with some much-needed support.
Warriors vs. Pistons Betting Trends
- The Warriors are 7-3 in the last 10 regular-season road games against the Pistons (5-5 ATS).
- The Warriors are 7-3 in the last ten regular-season road games (6-4 ATS).
- The totals went under in four of the Warriors’ last five regular-season road games against the Pistons.
- The Pistons are 2-3 in the last five regular-season road games against the Warriors (4-1 ATS).
- The Pistons are 2-4 in the last six regular-season games at the Little Caesars Arena (3-3 ATS).
- The totals went over in two of the Pistons’ last six regular-season road games.
Warriors vs. Pistons Expert Betting Prediction
The Warriors are the clear favorites in this one. Having a better record on paper and more consistent results overall gives them a huge upper hand against the hosts. However, the spread is too appealing to overlook. Since the Pistons performed well in recent contests, there’s a good chance that they cover the spread. That’s not to mention that Golden State is on a back-to-back schedule. That and home-court advantage should play in their favor. However, a win remains a long shot for a team that currently holds one of the worst records in the league at the moment.
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