Portland Blazers at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 2/5/2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Portland Blazers travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Monday, February 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 4 point favorites.
The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 29-23. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 25-26. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 25-24-3 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 22-30-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 25-24-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 23-28-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
02/04/18 G Evan Turner Calf is probable Sunday vs Boston
02/03/18 PG Shabazz Napier Toe is "?" Sunday vs Boston
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out for season
02/03/18 G Luke Kennard Foot is "?" Monday vs Portland
C.J. McCollum comes into this contest averaging 21.9 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Damian Lillard averages 25.3 points per game in 36.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Ish Smith averages 10.6 points per game while playing 23.9 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Andre Drummond averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.3 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 104.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.37 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.2 per game. The Blazers allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 24th in the league with 102.9 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.2. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Pistons are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Pistons surrender 103.1 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season.
The Blazers are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Portland is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league.
Detroit is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Pistons are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 20th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -4
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