NBA Predictions: Golden State Warriors vs. Detroit Pistons

Golden State Warriors vs. Detroit Pistons
Monday, 2/24/14, 7:30 PM EST
Opening Point Spread:  Golden State -2
Current Betting Line:  Golden State -2
Opening Total:  209.5
Current Total:  208.5
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The Golden State Warriors have won their last five games against the Detroit Pistons

The Golden State Warriors have won their last five games against the Detroit Pistons

Golden State is 3-0 SUATS since the All-Star break, as it comes off a 93-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets as five-point home favorites last Saturday, while going UNDER the betting total for a third consecutive contest.  The Warriors are 16-12 SU on the road this season, including a 7-2 mark when taking on Eastern Conference opponents, which is important to consider when making your NBA predictions.  Offensively, the team is led by its talented backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who are averaging 42.3 points per game.  Golden State is 6-2 SU and 5-3 ATS as road favorites of three or fewer points this season.

The Warriors have won their last five games against the Pistons—allowing fewer than 100 points in each of those affairs.  Golden State is a season-high 12 games over .500 for the first time since finishing the 2012-13 campaign at 47-35, which can’t be ignored when looking over the pro basketball odds page.  It’s important to point out that the franchise has compiled a dominating 26-4 SU record when holding the opposition under the century mark.

Detroit is 1-4 SUATS over its last five games, as it looks to bounce back from a 113-102 defeat to the Dallas Mavericks as three-point home underdogs last Saturday, while going OVER the betting total for a fourth consecutive contest.  The Pistons have four of five probable starters averaging in double figures, with point guard Brandon Jennings leading the way at 17.4 points a contest.  The team is 13-18 SU at The Palace of Auburn Hills, including a dismal 2-10 mark when taking on Western Conference foes.  Detroit is 0-6 ATS as home underdogs of three or fewer points this season.

The Pistons are averaging a league-high 14.5 offensive rebounds per game, which is 1.7 more than the next closest team.  Detroit also sits atop the NBA in terms of scoring in the paint, as it enters this affair averaging 52.2 points in that area.

Sports bettors will likely play the total, as the OVER is 4-0 in the last four overall meetings in this series.

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