Detroit Pistons at Portland Blazers NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/23/2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 4.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 37-34. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -0.1 as they average 107.6 points per game while giving up 107.7 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 44-27 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 114.1 points per game and surrender 110.4, good for a point differential of 3.7.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 35-34-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 33-36-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 40-31-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 37-34-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/17/19 G CJ McCollum Knee is out indefinitely
Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 24.6 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Andre Drummond averages 17.4 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 15.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Jusuf Nurkic averages 15.4 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Damian Lillard averages 26.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 107.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.2 per game. The Pistons allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 10th in the league with 114.1 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 47.7 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Blazers are 19th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Blazers surrender 110.4 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 43.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers were 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game last season.
The Pistons are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 11th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Detroit is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA.
Portland is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Blazers are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 16th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit +4.5
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