Detroit Pistons at Portland Trail Blazers - 1/2/23 NBA Picks and Prediction

Portland Trail Blazers (18-17) vs Detroit Pistons (10-29)

Game Info: Monday, January 2, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers meet Monday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The Detroit Pistons have lost 7 of their last 9 games. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost 5 of their last 7 games.

The Detroit Pistons are averaging 111.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 118.5 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 20.7 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Jaden Ivey is averaging 15.3 points and 4 assists. Saddiq Bey is the third double-digit scorer and Alec Burks is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 112.3 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 27.5 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.4 points and 2.8 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.

The Pistons are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Pistons last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 4-0 in Trail Blazers last 4 overall. The Pistons are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

This is a lot of points for a Portland Trail Blazers team that's struggling, but they're at home where they play their best, and they're getting a boost with the return of Gary Payton II. The Detroit Pistons lose on the road by an average of 7.5 points, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 7.8 points. Big number, but I don't have the heart to get behind the Pistons. It's the Trail Blazers or pass for me.

Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers -9.5

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