Pistons at Trail Blazers - 11/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (4-1) at Portland Trail Blazers (4-2)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -4 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, CSNN
The Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers meet Sunday night at the Moda Center.
The Detroit Pistons look to remain unbeaten on the road and pick up their fifth win. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 95.6 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 92.2 points on 43 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.8 points and 5.8 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 18.6 points and 19 rebounds. Marcus Morris is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Steve Blake is dishing 3.8 assists. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 29.8 percent shooting from downtown and have allowed less than 100 points in 10 of their last 14 games. Add that to 52 rebounds per game, and the Pistons are finding ways to win through ugly basketball. The Pistons have won five of their last nine road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look to extend their winning streak to four games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 103.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 27.3 points and 6.7 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 22.2 points and 3.5 assists. Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 8.7 rebounds and Mason Plumlee is dishing 2.7 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.4 percent from downtown and are getting 79 points from their starting unit. The Trail Blazers don’t look like the team everybody expected to see before the season, and they’ve won eight of their last 11 when topping 100 points. Gerald Henderson is questionable with a hip injury.
The Pistons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pistons are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Portland and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
I've been very impressed with these Portland Trail Blazers, as they're athletic, young and are playing with a point to prove. I'm not sure the Pistons have enough offense to hang in this game, especially at the Moda Center, which is still a tough place to win. Give me the Trail Blazers.