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Detroit Pistons vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 3/30/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Portland Trail Blazers at Detroit Pistons
Date & Time Saturday March 30, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Detroit Pistons -5 -- Over/Under: 215
TV Channel
NSNW, FSDT
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Detroit Pistons meet Saturday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Portland Trail Blazers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.2 points and 6.8 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.3 points and four rebounds. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won five of their last seven road games.

The Detroit Pistons could use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 24.7 points and 7.7 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.3 points and 15.4 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Wayne Ellington is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won each of their last 10 home games.

The Trail Blazers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pistons are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 home games, 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Detroit and 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Pistons last 7 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Trail Blazers last 4 overall.

The Portland Trail Blazers are rolling right now, but playing on the end of a back to back against a good team will be a true test of their depth. The Trail Blazers were able to get by the Bulls and Hawks, but now they're running into a desperate Pistons squad with zero days rest with a limited roster due to injuries. If that weren't enough, the Pistons have won 10 straight home games and have covered 10 of their last 11 at home as well. Fully healthy the Trail Blazers and the free points feels like a steal, but this is a tough ask given their roster situation. I'll eat the reasonable chalk with the Pistons. 

Pick:
Detroit Pistons -5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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