Detroit Pistons (5-14) at Golden State Warriors (10-9)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Chase Center)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -5.5 -- Over/Under: 225 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Detroit Pistons and the Golden State Warriors collide at the Chase Center on Saturday night.
The Detroit Pistons have endured a slow start to the season as they’ve lost 14 of their first 19 games, but they will be gunning for their third win in four games after upsetting the Lakers in a 107-92 home win on Thursday. Blake Griffin led the team with 23 points and six assists, Wayne Ellington drained six 3-pointers to finish with 20 points, Mason Plumelee scored 17 points with 10 rebounds while Jerami Grant and Derrick Rose each scored 14 points. As a team, the Pistons shot 46 percent from the field and 14 of 36 from the 3-point line as they trailed by two points at halftime, before they ramped up their defense and held the Lakers to just 34 points in the second half to win easily in the end.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in decent form as they’ve won four of their last seven games, but they will be hoping to bounce back in this one after getting routed by the Suns in a 114-93 road loss on Thursday. Stephen Curry led the team with 27 points on 10 of 20 shooting, Andrew Wiggins added 16 points on six of 11 shooting while Eric Paschall chipped in with 12 points off the bench, but no other player scored more than eight points. As a team, the Warriors shot just 38 percent from the field and 11 of 38 from the 3-point line which was never going to be enough to hang with the balanced offense of the Suns who had seven players finish in double figures in scoring.
Looking at the betting trends, the Pistons are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five road games, 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games following a win of more than 10 points. The Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team below .400.
Head to head, the over is 4-0 in the last four meetings in Golden State and the Pistons are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall.
The Pistons just about have their full roster health, they’ve played well to win two of their last three games and they will take plenty of confidence from their upset win over the Lakers. The Warriors have been decent without being outstanding, but they will be disappointed with how flat they looked against the Suns on Thursday. I’m tempted to take the more consistent Warriors in this spot, but the Pistons are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall and I feel we’re getting just enough free points in this one.