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(30-38) Detroit Pistons vs. Portland Trailblazers (42-26)
Date: Saturday March 17th
Time: 10:00PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Trailblazers -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
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The Detroit Pistons are looking to get back on track, but are struggling to do so. The Pistons are 1-4 over their last five games, and recently lost to Denver, 120-113. The Portland Trailblazers are one of the hottest teams in the NBA this season. The team is currently on an 11 game win streak.
The last time the Pistons and Trailblazers took the floor against each other, was February 5th. The Pistons got he win, 111- 91. This game could be different.
The Detroit Pistons are a bad team right now. The Pistons are currently out of the playoff picture in the East. Detroit had high hopes after making a trade for Blake Griffin, but things went south after teams in the East settled in to the new look Pistons.
Blake Griffin has not been the same player since coming over from the Clippers. Griffin is averaging 20.2 points per game this season. His drop in scoring has been something that has been noticeable. The Pistons have a solid roster, but lack something nobody can understand.
The team was excited to get Griffin in the trade earlier in the year, but the roster is still lacking. Maybe the team chemistry is not the same with him in the lineup. All I know is the Pistons current record makes no sense to me. They have enough talent to be at least an eighth seed in the East this year.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Pistons are allowing 104.4 points per game this season. Good enough to rank the Pistons 10th in points allowed per game this season. The Pistons aren’t going to make the postseason this year, so expect them to get worse defensively.
Detroit has won five in a row against the Pistons. Portland is hot right now, and Detroit is terrible on the road this year. They are 9-24 on the road this season.
The Trailblazers are on a mission. The team is currently sitting in the third seed in the West right now. If the Trailblazers are going to make noise in the playoffs, they must continue to play at a high level. Damian Lillard is playing at a superstar level. His elevated play has elevated his team.
The Trailblazers have won 11 straight, and their most recent win came at home against the Cavaliers, 113-105. Portland was led by CJ McCollum. McCollum dropped 29 points in the win. McCollum has played at a high level all year. His 21.8 points per game is huge for Portland this year.
On the defensive side of the court, Portland is allowing 103.1 points per game this season. The suddenly defensive minded Trailblazers are ranked 5th in the NBA in points allowed this season. If Portland can continue to get better defensively, the Trailblazers can make a deep postseason run.
NBA Betting Trends:
- DET are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- DET are 7-21 ATS in their last 28 games overall.
- Under is 6-2 in DET last 8 vs. NBA Northwest.
- POR are 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 home games.
- POR are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
- Over is 11-2 in the last 13 meetings.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Prediction:
The Pistons are terrible on the road, and honestly are going to struggle against the Trailblazers. Look for Detroit to give it a go early, but end up laying down in the fourth quarter.
Portland has won 11 in a row, and are playing the best basketball in the NBA right now. I can’t see a terrible Pistons squad coming to Moda Center and getting a win.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Trailblazers – 8.5
Portland is the more talented and discipline team. Take the Trailblazers for a big win at home.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Trailblazers 116 – Pistons 99
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