Trail Blazers vs Pistons Prediction - NBA Picks 11/1/23
Detroit Pistons (2-2) vs Portland Trail Blazers (1-3)
Game Info: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
Betting Odds: Detroit Pistons -3.5 -- Over/Under: 219 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers and the Detroit Pistons collide at Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday night.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers have struggled to get going this season as they had lost three in a row before they took down the Raptors in a 99-91 road win on Monday for their first win of the season. Jerami Grant led the team with 22 points, Malcolm Brogdon added 21 points and five assists off the bench while Shaedon Sharpe chipped in with 14 points and two blocks. As a team, the Trail Blazers shot 44 percent from the field and 11 of 35 from the 3-point line as they started slow and trailed for most of the first half, but they came to life with 33 points in the third quarter and then held the Raptors to just 17 points in the fourth quarter to escape with the gritty win.
Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons have split their first four games this season, but they are hoping to bounce back here after getting beaten by the Thunder in a 124-112 road loss on Monday. Jaden Ivey led the team with 20 points on seven of 13 shooting off the bench, Cade Cunningham added 17 points and five assists while Ausar Thompson chipped in with 15 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. As a team, the Pistons shot just 42 percent from the field and 15 of 28 from the 3-point line as they got off to a slow start and trailed by double-digits in the first quarter and they didn't mount any sort of a charge until they were down by 21 points.
The Trail Blazers looked really poor in their first three games of the season before they were able to pull off the upset against the Raptors on Monday, while the Pistons have already surprised me with two wins in their first four games, but they will again be shorthanded as Bojan Bogdanovic is still out and Jalen Duren is listed as questionable. It's always hard to pick between two of the lesser teams in the league, but the Trail Blazers looked great in Monday's win and I think they can escape with another upset here against the Pistons in this spot.