Detroit Pistons vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, Preview and Odds - 01/18/2022

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 10:00 pm ET, Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Venue:  Chase Center, San Francisco, CA 
Where to Watch:  NBA TV

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Pistons NL, Warriors NL; Over/Under:  NL points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Pistons +14.5, Warriors -14.5; Over/Under:  215.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Pistons +14.5, Warriors -14.5; Over/Under:  NL points
 

Season Record

Detroit Pistons:  10-32 (5th place, Central Division)
Golden State Warriors:  31-12 (2nd place, Pacific Division)
 
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Detroit Pistons vs Golden State Warriors Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Detroit Pistons:  5-5 last 10
Golden State Warriors:  4-6 last 10
 
 
 

Detroit Pistons Analysis

The Pistons are coming into this game with a 10-32 record overall and they are 3-18 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games and are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game. Their last win was against the Toronto Raptors while their 2 losses in that span came against the Chicago Bulls and the Phoenix Suns in their last game. Cade Cunningham and Cory Joseph off the bench both led the team in points in that game with 21 while Trey Lyles was next on the team with 18 points. Killian Hayes led the team in assists in that game with 5 while Isaiah Stewart and Lyles both led the team in rebounds with 6 each. They were 46.3% from the field, 36% from 3-point range, and 67.6% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 101.4 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 111.3 PPG against them. The Pistons have an ATS record of 20-22 this season and their O/U record is 21-20-1.
 
 

Golden State Warriors Analysis

The Warriors are coming into this game with a 31-12 record overall and they are 18-3 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game. Their last win was against the Chicago Bulls while their 3 losses in that span came against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Minnesota Timberwolves in their last game. Jordan Poole led the team in points in that game with 20 while Jonathan Kuminga was next on the team off the bench with 19 points. Andrew Wiggins and Otto Porter Jr. both led the team in assists in that game with 4 each while Kevon Looney led the team in rebounds with 12. They were 39% from the field, 31% from 3-point range, and 75.9% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 109.9 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 102 PPG against them. The Warriors have an ATS record of 24-17-2 this season and their O/U record is 15-26-2.
 
 

 

Pistons vs Warriors Prediction

The Warriors are coming into this game as a 14.5 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Warriors have not been winning a lot of games recently with 3 losses in their last 4 games. They have been missing some players from their lineup though but they should be getting them back for this game. Steve Kerr did not seem worried after their last loss and his exact words after that game were "It's OK, we will bounce back." The Pistons have been awful this season losing 2 of their last 3 games and those 2 losses were both by over 25 points. The Pistons will not be able to keep up on the road with a Warriors team that is getting healthier and looking for a win after a string of bad games. The Warriors should win this game in a blowout. The best bet to place here is on the Warriors to cover the spread here.
 
Pistons Warriors Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Tuesday, January 18, 2022 (10:00 pm ET start time) is Warriors 115 Pistons 95.
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NBA Betting Trends

 
Detroit Pistons: 4-9 O/U revenging a home loss vs opponent. 11-16 O/U revenging a loss where the opponent scored 100 or more points. 6-10 O/U revenging a close loss vs opponent of 3 points or less. 1-5 O/U off a home blowout loss of 20 points or more. 1-13 O/U after allowing 130 points or more. 1-8 O/U after a blowout loss by 20 points or more.
Golden State Warriors: 15-27 O/U in all games. 6-14 O/U in home games. 7-16 O/U against Central division opponents. 28-43 O/U in non-conference games. 19-36 O/U off a road loss. 16-26 O/U after scoring 100 points or less.
 

Key Injuries

 
Detroit Pistons:  K. Olynyk (PF) Ques Tues - Knee injury. R. McGruder (SG) Ques Tues - Conditioning. F. Jackson (PG) Out indefinitely - Ankle injury. I. Livers (PF) Out indefinitely - Foot injury. J. Grant (SF) Late Jan - Thumb injury.
Golden State Warriors:  D. Green (PF) Ques Tues - Calf injury. G. Payton II (PG) Ques Tues - Back injury. S. Curry (PG) Ques Tues - Hand injury. J. Wiseman (C) Out indefinitely - Knee injury.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"That's a championship-tier team, and we're not at that level yet. We know that, and there's not much we can do about it right now. When we did things well, they were able to match us. Playing teams like that is how a young team learns to win." - Dwane Casey on his team’s loss against the Suns on Sunday night.
 
 
"We're in a tough spot, just like every team faces every year, and this is our time right now with some of the injuries. So it's OK. We'll bounce back." - Steve Kerr on his team’s loss against the Timberwolves on Sunday night.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Detroit Pistons
PG     Killian Hayes
SG     Cade Cunningham
SF     Hamidou Diallo
PF     Saddiq Bey
C     Isaiah Stewart
 
Golden State Warriors
PG     Stephen Curry
SG     Klay Thompson
SF     Andrew Wiggins
PF     Otto Porter Jr.
C     Kevon Looney
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Detroit Pistons
PPG: J. Grant (20.1)
APG: C. Cunningham (5.3)
Reb/G: I. Stewart (8)
 
Golden State Warriors
PPG: S. Curry (26.3)
APG: D. Green (7.4)
Reb/G: D. Green (7.6)
 
Coaches:
Detroit Pistons: Dwane Casey (4th season)
Golden State Warriors: Steve Kerr (8th season)
 


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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