Trail Blazers vs. Pistons - 3/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (23-41) at Portland Trail Blazers (42-20)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, CSNN
The Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday night at the Moda Center.
The Detroit Pistons need a win to snap an eight-game losing streak. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 98.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting and are allowing 99.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Greg Monroe is averaging 16 points and 10.5 rebounds while Reggie Jackson is averaging 15.1 points and seven assists. Andre Drummond is grabbing 13.4 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is shooting 39.3 percent from the field. The Detroit Pistons are back to playing dreadful basketball, and it starts on the offensive end where they’re shooting just 40.3 percent from the field in their last five games. The Pistons have lost seven straight when scoring under 100 points. The Pistons are just 11-20 SU on the road.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 102.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and are allowing 97.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 23.3 points and 10.6 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 21.3 points and 6.2 assists. Robin Lopez is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and Nicolas Batum is dishing 4.8 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers play just their third game since losing their third-leading scorer in Wesley Matthews. The Trail Blazers have won eight of their last nine home games SU and are allowing 43.3 percent shooting in their last five games.
The Pistons are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games following a S.U. loss. The Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Pistons are back to playing the way they were when they still had Josh Smith. When you add the fact Portland is at home and playing solid ball, I like the Blazers to win by double digits.