NBA betting line favors Trail Blazers over Pistons
Detroit Pistons vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds
Detroit travels to Portland on Saturday, hoping to boost its 23-44 mark with a victory over the Trail Blazers.
Supporters of the Pistons have seen them go 23-44 and 30-37 ATS so far this season, while the Trail Blazers are at 30-34 and 30-32-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Trail Blazers are 35-29, while the Pistons are 32-34-1.
For bettors going with the Trail Blazers in this one, they were listed earlier as 10-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 195 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 21-rated Pistons taking on the No. 20-rated Trail Blazers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-94 win for the Trail Blazers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 14-ranked offense (98.1 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 16 at 98.4 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 44.9% from the field per game, more than the Pistons have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).
Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.3 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.
Detroit was a 105-97 loser in its last match on the road against the Warriors. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 202 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Detroit suffered a 105-97 loss against Golden State on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Rodney Stuckey in a losing effort at Oracle Arena.
The Trail Blazers were a 105-90 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (195) made winners of OVER bettors. Damian Lillard scored 26 points and added 10 assists for a double-double, leading Portland over New York, 105-90, on Thursday at Rose Garden.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Brooklyn are 2-8
After playing Golden State are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing New York are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Pistons at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Detroit's last 18 games when playing Portland
Detroit is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Detroit home to Brooklyn, Monday, March 18
Portland at Philadelphia, Monday, March 18