Golden State Warriors (20-6) at Detroit Pistons (14-10)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +4.5 -- Over/Under: 213 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Golden State Warriors and Detroit Pistons meet Friday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Golden State Warriors look for another victory after winning seven of their last eight games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 117.8 points on 51.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 25.1 points and 6.6 rebounds while Klay Thompson is averaging 20.6 points and 2.5 assists. Draymond Green is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Young is grabbing 1.2 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won five straight road games.
The Detroit Pistons need a victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 104.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 19.2 points and 5.3 rebounds while Reggie Jackson is averaging 16.4 points and 5.5 assists. Avery Bradley is the third double-digit scorer and Andre Drummond is grabbing 15.3 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Warriors are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 road games, 21-10-1 ATS in their last 32 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Pistons are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 vs. Western Conference and 15-7-2 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Detroit.
The Detroit Pistons already beat the Warriors once this season on the road and now get them at home without Curry. The Pistons are a different team at home where they're outscoring teams by 6.9 points and shooting a healthy 47.7 percent from the field. The Pistons are one of those teams that play with an edge in games like this and have a quality defense that can bother these Golden State shooters. The Warriors are starting to click, but not having the depth and playmaking of Curry on the floor may catch up to them in a spot like this. I like the points with the home team.