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(37-34) Detroit Pistons vs. Portland Trail Blazers (44-27)
Detroit’s play has been better of late and their playoffs standing appears to have stabilized. Moving up will be tough but every game will count in terms of staying in 6th spot.
Things are wilder in the West. Portland sits at number four right now but they could move up to third or drop to eighth. That is how tight things are so every game counts.
Detroit is 7-3 in their last 10 and has been winning the games they are supposed to. Plus they have beaten Toronto twice in that recent run, in no part due to the fact that they have their old coach.
If you look at the results you can see that they have really amped up their scoring lately. They are only 23rd in the NBA in scoring but of late they have been above their seasonal averages and having more success.
It is probably not an accident that scoring has gone up since the acquisition of Wayne Ellington – he has been making more than 40% of his threes since joining Detroit.
That level of proficiency increase space on the floor for the likes of Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin. Griffin can make that shot too so this offense is a lot more dynamic than it was.
This is one of those games where the strengths of the teams are not the same, which makes for an interesting matchup at this point of the season.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland has won five of six and is secure in the playoffs but they are taking a different approach now that CJ McCollum is likely to miss the rest of the season. He has missed the last two but they have barely skipped a beat.
With McCollum out they are giving more run to Jake Layman. He gives them more length but less shooting and playmaking. He is more of a three and D guy as opposed to being more well rounded and he does not have the familiarity with Damian Lillard.
Developing some depth down the stretch is definitely not a bad thing but is also could be a reason to look to fade Portland over the next couple of weeks.
NBA Betting Trends:
- DET are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Over is 11-1-1 in POR last 13 home games.
- POR are 39-19 ATS in their last 58 home games.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
Portland is always strong at home and will definitely be the favorite in this one.
There might be some value on the other side though, not necessarily an upset but maybe most are missing the recent play of the Pistons.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pistons ATS.
That is the way I am going to play it. Portland will win but this one will be close.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Trail Blazer 114 – Pistons 111
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