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Portland Trail BlazersDetroit Pistons
Jan 21, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Portland Trail Blazers vs Detroit Pistons Odds

9-6TEAM RECORD3-13

The Pistons hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Saturday as the Trail Blazers pay a visit to The Palace of Auburn Hills in NBA betting action.

This season the Pistons are 3-13 overall and 4-12 ATS against the number, while the Trail Blazers are 9-6 and 8-7 ATS. As for the totals, Detroit is 6-10 on the OU, and Portland is 6-9.

View Portland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Detroit opened as 5.5-point underdogs, while the NBA total was set at 183.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 27 (Pistons) and the No. 1 (Trail Blazers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 96-83 result in favor of the Trail Blazers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 30-ranked offense (84.8 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 14 at 93.9 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 42.6% from the field per game, less than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (43.2% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Trail Blazers own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 93.4 points per game when on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in home scoring.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 94-84 winner as they battled the Raptors on the road. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 178 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Toronto was victimized by LaMarcus Aldridge for 33 points as the Trail Blazers defeated the Raptors 94-84 in NBA action on Friday.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 98-81 loser as they battled the Grizzlies at home. The Pistons failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 179 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Pistons endured a 98-81 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Friday, despite a 22-point effort from Brandon Knight at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Sacramento are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Trail Blazers at Pistons trends to consider:
Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Portland's last 9 games on the road
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 12 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games at home

Next up:
Portland home to Sacramento, Monday, January 23
Detroit at Oklahoma City, Monday, January 23

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