Portland Trail Blazers vs. Detroit Pistons - 2/23/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Pistons (19-39) at Portland Trail Blazers (25-32)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 225.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Detroit Pistons could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Derrick Rose is averaging 18 points and 5.7 assists while Luke Kennard is averaging 15.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Christian Wood is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons haven’t won a road game since Janaury 18.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.5 points and 7.9 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.4 points and 3.9 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won five of their last six home games.
The Pistons are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games, 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 games as an underdog and 22-45-1 ATS in their last 68 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The over is 20-9 in Pistons last 29 overall. The over is 12-3 in Trail Blazers last 15 overall. The Pistons are 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Portland and 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers have their work cut out for them with all of the injuries on top of Lillard sidelined for another week at least. The problem is the Detroit Pistons are unbackable with the roster they're throwing out there, and that includes losing their last five games by an average of nine points while shooting just 43.6 percent from the field. The Detroit Pistons are 10-16-1 against the spread on the road this season. With or without Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers should and need to win this game. No excuses.