Golden State Warriors vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 12/29/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-3)
The Detroit Pistons (0-2) play the Golden State Warriors (1-2) at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday. Golden State opens this game as 3-point favorites. The total has been set at 223.5.
The Golden State Warriors took the court against the Chicago Bulls and notched a win by a score of 129-128 in their last contest. Golden State ended with a 40.4% FG percentage (42 out of 104) and buried 18 out of their 47 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Warriors made 27 of their 30 attempts for a rate of 90.0%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 41 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 25 assists in this contest as well as having 17 steals and 4 blocked shots. When it comes to the defense, Golden State allowed 51.2% from the floor on 44 out of 86 shooting. Chicago recorded 27 assists and had 4 steals in this game. On top of that, the Bulls collected 54 rebounds (7 offensive, 47 defensive) and got 6 blocks. Chicago finished the game at 74.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 23 of 31 attempts. They buried 17 of their 41 tries from 3-point land.
Stephen Curry is one player who played a role for this contest. He ended up finishing with 36 points on 11 of 25 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36:26 minutes and totaled 2 boards. Curry finished shooting 44.0% from the floor and distributed 6 dimes. Another guy that was a determining factor in the game for the Warriors was Andrew Wiggins. He grabbed 9 boards and also totaled 4 dimes. He shot 40.0% from the field for the contest by going 6-of-15 (19 points). When this game wrapped up, Wiggins played for 36:26 min.
Golden State will play this game with a mark of 1-2 so far this season. They are averaging 109.0 points per outing (20th in the league) while connecting on 37.4% from the floor. The Warriors are shooting 30.4% on shots from distance (38 of 125) and 80.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Golden State is pulling down 43.7 rebounds per contest and has racked up 65 assists on the year, which is 18th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 13.7 times per game and as a team are committing 23.0 fouls every game. Defensively, the Warriors are able to force 20.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.0 fouls. They are surrendering 46.4% on shots from downtown and they rank 30th in the NBA in PPG allowed (130.3). The Warriors defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 50.7% (62 of 60) and they relinquish 57.0 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 22nd in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 76 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Detroit Pistons took a defeat with a final score of 128-119 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Pistons were able to collect 47 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 57 for this contest. They blocked 5 tries while getting 9 steals in the matchup. The Cavaliers committed 24 fouls in this game which took the Pistons to the free throw line for a total of 32 shots. They were able to knock down 23 of them for a rate of 71.9%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Detroit knocked down 16 of their 45 attempts (35.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Pistons shot 40 out of 98 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.8%. The Pistons permitted the Cavaliers to knock down 48 out of their 99 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.5% for the matchup. They finished shooting 43.3% from three-point range via 13 of 30 and finished the game at 19 of 30 from the free throw line (63.3%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Detroit permitted Cleveland to get 51 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Blake Griffin pitched in for the Pistons in the matchup. He made 9 out of 21 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 42.9%, which gave him 26 points. Griffin pulled down 6 rebounds in his 44:20 mins of time on the court and accumulated 4 dimes for this game. One more player who was a determining factor for Detroit was Jerami Grant. He finished with 28 points in 42:31 minutes played via 9 of 14 from the floor for this contest. Grant ended up shooting 64.3% from the field while collecting 2 assists and 10 total rebounds.
Detroit has a record of 0-2 so far this season. Detroit has accounted for 220 points for the season (110.0 per contest) and they snag 50.5 rebounds per game. The Pistons commit 20.0 fouls every game while shooting 65.0% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Pistons are connecting on 44.5% from the floor, which ranks 23rd in the NBA. They are assisting teammates 26.5 times per contest (12th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 19.5 times per contest. The Pistons on the defensive end are ranked 23rd in the league in points per game surrendered with 119.5. The Detroit defense allows 33.8% on shots from beyond the arc (24 of 71) and opponents are knocking down 74.1% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 27.0 dimes and 49.5 rebounds every game, which ranks them 23rd and 26th in basketball. They are able to force 15.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.0% from the floor (14th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+3)
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