Portland Trail Blazers (29-24) at Detroit Pistons (25-26)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -5 -- Over/Under: 209 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Detroit Pistons meet Monday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for another victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 104.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.3 points and 6.6 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.9 points and four rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing seven rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Detroit Pistons look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 102.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 20 points and 9.5 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 15 points and 15.3 rebounds. Ish Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is grabbing two rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have split their last six home games.
The Trail Blazers are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 Monday games, 11-4-2 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Detroit, 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Detroit Pistons have won each of the last four meetings against the Trail Blazers and heads into this game with confidence, as they're playing well since getting Blake Griffin. The Portland Trail Blazers have cooled off quickly on the road and are on the end of a back to back after losing to a Boston Celtics team that didn't have Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris. Portland is hard to trust on the road right now, especially after losing a heartbreaker Sunday. The Pistons are only going to improve and should be able to get the job done at home, covering the reasonable number.