Detroit Pistons vs Portland Trail Blazers Predictions, NBA Picks Against the Spread 2/23/2020
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: NBC Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Portland -5.5
Moda Center is the venue where CJ McCollum and the Portland Trail Blazers (25-32, 4th in the Northwest Division) will play the Detroit Pistons (19-39, 4th in the Central Division) on Sunday. Portland opens this matchup as 5.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 226.5.
The Pistons are covering the spread 36.8% of the time, having gone 21-36-1 ATS. Portland covers the spread 41.8% of the time, going 23-32-2 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/25/19 PF Zach Collins Shoulder is out indefinitely
12/06/19 SG Rodney Hood Achilles is out indefinitely
10/19/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Leg is out indefinitely
02/20/20 SF Mario Hezonja Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
02/19/20 PG Damian Lillard Groin is out indefinitely
Langston Galloway averages 10.2 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Tony Snell comes into this contest averaging 8.2 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 1.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 100%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 15.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 85%. CJ McCollum averages 21.4 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 110.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 24.8 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league. Detroit averages 107.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 28th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers surrender 115.5 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 30th with 48.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game. Portland is 8th in the league with 113.4 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.8 boards per game and 30th in assists per contest with 20.0. The Blazers are 26th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Pistons are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 112 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Detroit is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 11th in the league.
Portland is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Blazers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 113.9, and their offensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 27th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +5.5
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