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Detroit Pistons vs. Golden State Warriors - 12/1/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Golden State Warriors (15-8) at Detroit Pistons (12-7)
Date & Time Saturday December 1, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Detroit Pistons +4.5 -- Over/Under: 228.5
TV Channel
NSBA, FSDT
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NBA | Golden State Warriors (15-8) at Detroit Pistons (12-7)
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The Golden State Warriors and Detroit Pistons meet Saturday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Golden State Warriors could use a win here after losing six of their last 10 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 116.5 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 45 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 30.1 points and 7.9 rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 29.5 points and 6.1 assists. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Quinn Cook is dishing 2.4 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost their last five road games.

The Detroit Pistons look for a statement victory after winning six of their last seven games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 111.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 25.1 points and 9.6 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 18.7 points and 16 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is dishing 2.3 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won five straight home games.

The Warriors are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Pistons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Pacific, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Warriors are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Warriors last 4 overall. The over is 5-0 in Pistons last 5 overall.

The Detroit Pistons are playing some really good basketball and have the size advantage to expose the Warriors like most big teams do. The problem is the Golden State Warriors have improved in recent games, gained some confidence in taking the Raptors down to the wire shorthanded, and they're expected to get Steph Curry back for this contest. A close to full health Warriors with a rest advantage is tough to beat. I can't bet against Golden State in this game.

Pick:
Golden State Warriors -4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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