Detroit Pistons face biggest spread of season vs. Golden State Warriors

Cade Cunningham #2 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images)
Cade Cunningham #2 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Pistons start a tough four-game road trip tonight against the Golden State Warriors and will be huge underdogs.

It makes sense, as the Pistons have been all or nothing in 2022, either winning the game or getting blown out with nothing in between.

They’ve lost their last four games by an average of 27 points, most recently getting waxed by the Suns after Cade Cunningham was ejected for expressing joy, which is strictly forbidden in the NBA unless you are a superstar then it’s ok. (Can you tell I am still salty about it?)

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The Warriors will be without Draymond Green but the Splash Brothers will be there, so the Pistons will have their hands full.

The Pistons will still be missing Jerami Grant and Kelly Olynyk, though there are positive signs for both, as Olynyk has been working out with the Motor City Cruise and Grant was assigned there yesterday for the same purpose.

But they aren’t back yet, which means the Detroit Pistons are facing some heavy odds against the Golden State Warriors on the road.

Detroit Pistons vs. Golden State Warriors: Odds, spread, over/under

According to WynnBET, the Pistons are a whopping 15.5 point underdogs on the road tonight vs. the Warriors.

Detroit has won just three games on the road all season and the Warriors are one of the league’s best home teams, so it makes sense, especially when you couple that with Detroit’s tendency of late to get blown out.

There aren’t any money lines yet, probably because no one in their right mind would take the Pistons to win.

The over/under is set at 214.5 combined points, which might seem low, but the Warriors allow the fewest points per game in the league and may not need to run it up to blow out the Pistons, who have averaged fewer than 100 points in their last three games.

If you think the Pistons can buck the trend and keep it close, then take the points, and if you think they can win outright then you probably have a gambling problem and need to seek help.

I do like the under in this one, as I could see the Pistons putting up like 90 points and the Warriors cruising to victory without having to score much, but there really isn’t a value bet here.

As for daily fantasy, Cade Cunningham has been on a great streak over his last 18 games, averaging 17.9 points, 5.7 assists and 4.9 rebounds on solid shooting splits. I do like him to stuff the stat sheet tonight against the smaller Warrior’s guards.

For a low cost play, look no further than Trey Lyles, who has been really good of late as a small-ball five and could have another big night with Draymond out.

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