Warriors vs. Pistons prediction, odds: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 18 best bets from model on 56-30 run

The Detroit Pistons and Golden State Warriors face off in a cross-conference Tuesday night battle. The Pistons (10-32) have struggled this year and were overpowered in their previous game 135-108 by the Phoenix Suns. Golden State will look to get back into the win column after falling short against the Minnesota Timberwolves in its last matchup. Guard Stephen Curry will play tonight after missing the last game with a hand injury, while Draymond Green (knee) remains out for Golden State. Jerami Grant (thumb) is out for Detroit. 

Tipoff is at 10 p.m. ET from Chase Center. Caesars Sportsbook lists Golden State as the 15.5-point favorite in the latest Pistons vs. Warriors odds. The over-under for total points is set at 218. Before making any Warriors vs. Pistons picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model. 

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 14 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 56-30 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,200. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Warriors vs. Pistons, and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Pistons vs. Warriors:

  • Warriors vs. Pistons spread: Golden State -15.5
  • Warriors vs. Pistons over-under: 218 points
  • Warriors vs. Pistons money line: Golden State -2000, Detroit +1000
  • GS: Warriors are 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games following a straight-up loss.
  • DET: Pistons are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games following an ATS loss

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Why the Warriors can cover

Guard Jordan Poole has taken a step forward in this campaign. Poole is third on the team in scoring and is averaging a career-high 17.2 points with 3.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists. The Michigan product has scored at least 30 points in four games thus far. Poole has hit at least three 3-pointers in back-to-back games as well. In the loss to the Timberwolves, Poole had 20 points, four rebounds and three assists.

Forward Andrew Wiggins has been solid for Golden State this year as well. Wiggins is logging 18.5 points, four rebounds and is shooting a career-high 42 percent from beyond the arc. The 2014 first overall pick has scored at least 20 points in five of his last 10 games. Wiggins dropped 21 points, four rebounds and six assists in the Jan. 14 win over the Chicago Bulls. 

Why the Pistons can cover

Detroit guard Cade Cunningham is averaging 15.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. The 2021 No. 1 overall pick has dropped at least 20 points in nine games thus far. Cunningham’s highest-scoring outing came in a win over the Utah Jazz. The Oklahoma State product had 29 points, eight rebounds and two steals. He also shot 5-for-8 from three.

Forward Saddiq Bey is third on the team in scoring (15) along with 6.5 rebounds per game. Bey has been knocking down 37 percent of his 3-pointers in the month of January. The Villanova product had a stellar game in the Jan. 3 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Bey had 34 points, eight rebounds and four assists. The 2020 first-round pick was on fire from deep, shooting 8-for-13 from three. 

How to make Pistons vs. Warriors picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 216 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits almost 70 percent of the time. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Warriors vs. Pistons? And which side of the spread hits almost 70 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.  

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