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(29-24) Portland Trail Blazers vs. Detroit Pistons (25-26)
Date: Monday February 5
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Pistons -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 210.5
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Monday February 5, the Portland Trail Blazers arrive at Little Caesars Arena to play their host the Detroit Pistons. Portland enters the contest on the second night of a back to back having suffered a devastating last second loss to the Celtics.
In each of the past two seasons, the Pistons swept the season series. The Blazers hold the all-time record having bested the Pistons in 61 of their 114 matches.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers were among the best teams in January notching an 11-5 record including big wins over the Spurs, Thunder and Wolves. February hasn’t been as kind to the Blazers as they remain winless in the month.
Specifically, Portland suffered back to back road losses to the East’s top two squads. The Raptors delivered a sound beating on Friday while the Celtics overcame a double digit deficit and won on a buzzer beater by Al Horford.
With Damian Lillard attending the All-Star Game pundits are joking the skilled point guard won’t have the burning motivation from being snubbed in the past few seasons.
Shabazz Napier (toe) missed the game in Boston and is questionable for the game in Detroit. CJ Wilcox (knee) continues to rehab with the Blazers G-League affiliate.
January was particularly brutal for the Pistons who registered a 3-11 record including an eight game losing streak. So far February has been far kinder with Detroit currently on a three game win streak.
Yet, the big news came via the trade to bring Blake Griffin to the team. In his two outings with the Pistons the squad is riding a momentum wave with several players showing palpable improvements.
Stanley Johnson for example looks like the player fans witnessed in his rookie season. Initially, it will take time for opponents to adjust to how they defend this new iteration of the Pistons.
Long term it will be interesting to see how the team functions when Reggie Jackson returns to the lineup. Jackson remains out likely until the end of February nursing the grade three ankle sprain.
Other injured players include Luke Kennard (foot) and Dwight Buycks (illness) who both missed the last game and are questionable for this match.
Additionally, Jon Leuer (ankle) is out likely lost for the season following surgery.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-1 in Blazers last 9 games as an underdog.
- Blazers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Pistons are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Over is 11-1 in the last 12 head to head meetings.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction: Pistons -2.5
The rejiggered front court of the Pistons could pose some major issues for the Blazers.
Jusuf Nurkic, Ed Davis and Al Farouq Aminu will get the most minutes to address Drummond and Griffin. Outside of these three the depth is a little thin.
Conversely, the Pistons will be tasked with slowing one of the most productive backcourts in the Association.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pistons -2.5
The team who does the better job of stopping the opposing team’s stars will net the victory. With the Pistons at home still riding the Griffin momentum wave and the Blazers lack of front court depth has me leaning toward their win streak stretching to four.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pistons 107 – Blazers 102
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