Blazers vs. Pistons Prediction
Can the Detroit Pistons stand firm at home when they play host to the Portland Trail Blazers tonight at 7PM ET?
535 Portland Trail Blazers vs. 536 Detroit Pistons
Saturday, March 30, 2019
7PM ET – Little Caesars Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pistons are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Blazers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 215 points. The public betting for this game currently has 59 percent going on the Pistons at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blazers on fire
Portland is on a roll, riding a 6-game win streak coming into tonight following a 118-98 win at Atlanta last night. The Blazers are just 3-2-1 against the spread during the win streak. Portland is 48-27 on the season, 19-18 on the road, 42-32-1 against the spread and 39-34-2 with the over. Portland is third in the West right now, ½ a game above Houston for fourth and three games out of first.
The Blazers are a strong offensive team, averaging 114.7 points per game while shooting 46.6 percent from the field. Defensively, Portland is giving up 110.5 points per game while opponents shoot 45.6 percent from the field. The team recently lost Jusuf Nurkic for the season with a leg injury while CJ McCollum continues to be out with a knee injury. Damian Lillard is leading the team with 26.3 points and 6.8 assists per game while Enes Kanter is averaging 10.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest.
Pistons fighting for seeding
Detroit is coming off a 115-98 win at home over Orlando on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak. However, the Pistons are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games. Detroit is 38-37 on the season, 24-13 at home, 39-33-3 against the spread and 38-37 with the under. They are currently sixth in the East, 6.5 games out of fifth and ½ a game above the Nets in seventh.
The Pistons are one of the better defensive teams in the league, allowing 107.7 points per game while holding opponents to 34.5 percent shooting from the arc. Offensively, Detroit is putting up 107.6 points per game while shooting 44.2 percent from the field. Blake Griffin is leading the team with 24.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. Andre Drummond is adding 17.3 points and 15.4 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
Portland is 12-3-1 against the spread in their last 16 against Central Division opponents, but 0-4 ATS in their last four on no rest.
The Pistons are 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six against Western Conference opponents and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 at home.
The Blazers are playing really well right now, even with he loss of Nurkic. However, I think tonight’s game will be an issue. Portland played last night in Atlanta and is in its third road game in four days. The Pistons also have a lot of players in the paint that can dominate the glass and cause problems for a Portland team that just lost their center. The Pistons have been playing much more competitive as of late, including just a 5-point loss at Portland a week ago when the team had Nurkic.
NBA Prediction: Detroit Pistons -5.5