The Detroit Pistons continue their seven game west coast road trip as they travel to Oakland to take on the Golden State Warriors. A once lack luster match up now showcases two NBA league leaders. Detroit center Andre Drummond is snatching up a a ridiculous 20 rebounds per game (seven more boards/game than second place DeAndre Jordan). One might think Dummond's hands are made of squeegee's the way he has been cleaning the glass so far this season. On the other side of the ball Steph Curry continues to lead the NBA with 34 points per game and 38 made three pointers.
Last Time Out
The Pistons outscored the Trail Blazers by 30 points in the fourth quarter yesterday en route to a 120-103 road victory in Portland. Reggie Jackson led all scorers with 40 points and Andre Drummond chipped in with a measly 29 points and 27 rebounds. It was Detroit's first win in Portland since 2006. The Warriors defeated the Kings in Sacramento 103-94 in their most recent game to stand alone as the NBA's only undefeated team.
The Warriors (-1400) are once again big 13.5 point favorites at home entering Monday night's game against the Pistons (+950). The over/under game line is set at 208.5 total points according to BetOnline. Lets check out some betting trends between the two teams compiled by OddsShark.com:
Who: Detroit Pistons (5-1, 5-1 ATS) vs. Golden State Warriors (7-0, 4-3 ATS)
What: Game 8 of 2015/16 NBA Season, Game 1 of current 1 game home stand.
When: 7:30 p.m. PST
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA.
How to watch:
- National: NONE
- Local: CSN Bay Area
- Online: CSN Bay Area Extra Live
Radio: KNBR 680
Spread: Warriors -13.5
Moneyline: Golden State -1400, Detroit +925
Lines via BetOnline
Here are my picks from Saturday's game against Sacramento:
ML - GOLDEN STATE - WIN - GS 103-94
ATS - GOLDEN STATE -13.5 - LOSS - GS by 9
O/U - OVER - 221.5 - LOSS - 197 total points
ML - 7-0 (100%)
ATS - 4-3 (57%)
O/U - 2-5 (29%)
After starting the season out hot reality has slapped me sternly in the face. Lets check out tonight's match-up with the Pistons.
The Pistons have not beaten the Warriors since 2010 and have not won inside Oracle Arena since 2008. With that being said this the best Detroit team since the 2008-2009 squad. Andre Drummond is playing out of his mind and will give Festus Ezeli all he can handle down low. Unfortunately for the Pistons there is a huge drop off from their starting rotation to their bench. Stan Van Gundy is not afraid to leave his starters on the floor as the Pistons have three players averaging over 38 minutes per game. Golden State will use its depth to wear down the Pistons over 48 minutes, however I will take Detroit and the points.
Here are my picks for tonight's game:
ML - GOLDEN STATE
ATS - DETROIT +13.5
O/U - OVER - 208.5
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