Golden State Warriors vs. Detroit Pistons - 1/12/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (18-22) at Golden State Warriors (33-6)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -12.5 -- Over/Under: 216 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Pistons and Golden State Warriors meet Thursday night in NBA action at the Oracle Arena on TNT.
The Detroit Pistons look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 100.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 100.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 16.9 points and 5.6 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 16.6 points and 5.2 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the third double-digit scorer and Andre Drummond is grabbing 13.4 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Golden State Warriors look to keep the ball rolling after winning 13 of their last 15 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 117.3 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26 points and 8.7 rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 24.7 points and 5.9 assists. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Pistons are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The Warriors are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 Thursday games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Detroit Pistons have been able to compete with the Warriors over the years, which includes a six-point loss in a game two days before Christmas. However, the Pistons continue to struggle with consistency and allowing a high percentage of threes to be made, which isn't a good sign when playing a team like the Warriors. This is a game Golden State should be able to win in a blowout.