Detroit Pistons vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, Betting Odds, Picks

  • The Detroit Pistons finally have double-digit victories and are looking to build on their recent successes.
  • The Warriors have struggled as of late, winning just four of their last ten games.
  • The Golden State Warriors won their earlier meeting with the Detroit Pistons this season.

Detroit Pistons vs Golden State Warriors Odds

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Team Point Spread Total Money Line
Detroit Pistons TBA TBA TBA
Golden State Warriors TBA TBA TBA

Detroit Pistons vs Golden State Warriors Predictions and Picks

The last time that these two teams met, it was a much closer affair than many expected. There are some questions around health. But if the lineups and form stand from each team’s recent games, don’t be surprised to see the Pistons take a win from the Warriors’ struggling offence.

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Head-to-Head: Detroit Pistons vs Golden State Warriors

Detroit Pistons
Head-to-Head Golden State Warriors
Dwane Casey Head Coach Steve Kerr
10-32 (14th in East) Standing 31-12 (2nd in West)
L-W-L-W Form L-W-L-L
101.9 (30th of 30) Off Rtg 110.8 (14th of 30)
111.8 (22nd of 30) Def Rtg 102.8 (102.8 of 30)
99.1 (11th of 30) Pace 98.9 (12th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

J. Grant (20.1) PPG S. Curry (26.3)
I. Stewart (8.0) RPG D. Green (7.6)
C. Cunningham (7.0) APG D. Green (7.4)
C. Cunningham (1.3) SPG S. Curry, D. Green, G. Payton II (1.4)
I. Stewart (1.3) BPG D. Green (1.2)
H. Diallo (.520)/J. Grant (6.6) FG%/FGM G. Payton (.647)/S. Curry (8.5)
C. Joseph (.443)/S. Bey (2.3) 3P%/3PM A. Wiggins (.422)/S. Curry (4.9)

Injury Report

Player Team Date Status Info
Jerami Grant Detroit Pistons 12 Dec 2021 Out (Thumb) The Pistons announced that Grant will be re-evaluated in six weeks.
Isaiah Livers Detroit Pistons 12 Jan 2022 Out (Foot) There is no timetable for Livers’ return to the lineup.
Frank Jackson Detroit Pistons 15 Jan 2022 Out (Health & Safety) Jackson has been placed in league health and safety protocols.
Rodney McGruder Detroit Pistons 16 Jan 2022 Day to Day (Reconditioning) McGruder did not play in Detroit’s Sunday (Jan 16) game.
James Wiseman Golden State Warriors 1 Nov 2021 Out (Knee) Wiseman has been cleared to participate in full team practices.
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors 15 Jan 2022 Out (Hand) Curry was listed as OUT for Golden State’s Sunday (Jan 16) game.
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors 15 Jan 2022 Out (Back) Green will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Gary Payton II Golden State Warriors 16 Jan 2022 Out (Back) Payton II was listed as OUT for Golden State’s Sunday (Jan 16) game.

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How Can the Pistons Beat the Warriors?

The Detroit Pistons have all of the energy and athleticism, but none of the discipline. When they face the Warriors, Detroit must make it a point to limit the Warriors’ three-point opportunities.

Despite shooting just 31% from three in their last game, the Warriors are second overall in the league in three-pointers per game and ninth in three-point efficiency.

After allowing the Suns to shoot over 40% from deep in their last game, and owning the 28th ranked three-point defence in the league, slowing the Warriors’ attack from range should be priority number one for the Pistons.

Pistons Key Player: (G) Cade Cunningham


The Detroit Pistons may not have the talent to be a serious threat on a consistent basis, but rookie star Cade Cunningham is certainly the future of the franchise.

In his last game, a loss to the Phoenix Suns, Cunningham posted 21 points and 4 assists on 9 of 15 shooting from the field. He only played 24 minutes, but his knack for running the offence was felt throughout the game.

The Warriors don’t look like they’ll have their star pair of Green and Curry available to them, so Cunningham needs to get the Pistons’ offence in gear early.

How Can the Warriors Beat the Pistons?

The Golden State Warriors are in for a tough test when they face off against the Detroit Pistons. The Warriors struggled in their last game due to the lack of playmaking, so they’ll need to find a solution this time out.

The Warriors were poor in their last game, as they shot just 39% from the field and 31% from range. They also struggled on the offensive boards, limiting their extra opportunities.

As the offence begins to run through Poole and Wiggins, the pair need to use their scoring threat to create for their teammates. If they can’t, they may add another to the loss column.

Warriors Key Player: (F) Jonathan Kuminga


The Golden State Warriors are struggling with their stars on the injury list. They have shown their competitive spirit though, especially rookie Jonathan Kuminga.

In his last game, a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Kuminga led the bench unit in scoring. The Warriors’ first-round pick posted 19 points and 7 rebounds on 6 of 12 shooting from the field.

Kuminga must improve on his shot selection, as he was just 1 of 5 from deep in his loss to the Wolves. He made up for it with six made free throws, but the Warriors can’t afford to waste possessions with poor shots.

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How to Watch Detroit Pistons vs Golden State Warriors

Detroit Pistons vs Golden State Warriors Information
Teams Detroit Pistons vs. Golden State Warriors
Location Chase Center, San Francisco, California
Time 10:00 PM EST, January 18th, 2022
How to Watch NBA TV, NBA League Pass (Stream)

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