Portland Trail Blazers vs Detroit Pistons 3/31/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
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Portland Trail Blazers vs Detroit Pistons 3/31/2021 – The Portland Trail Blazers have been plowing through the NBA Eastern Conference and will be facing the bottom-dwelling Detroit Pistons next. This game will happen on Wednesday, March 31 inside the closed-door location of the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Tip-off starts at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be aired through FOX Sports Detroit and NBC Sports Northwest. NBA League Pass will also have the game available for their subscribers to watch through an online live stream. The Portland Trail Blazers are the favorites in NBA betting covers to win over the Detroit Pistons.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Detroit Pistons 3/31/2021
Portland Trail Blazers vs Detroit Pistons 3/31/2021 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Portland Trail Blazers continue to improve as they are riding a three-game winning streak heading to this game against the Detroit Pistons. What was more fascinating is that all three wins happened on an NBA Eastern Conference road trip. This team is still neck-and-neck with the Denver Nuggets and tied with the same record at 28-18. The Toronto Raptors were their most recent opponents and the final score was set at 122-117. Damian Lillard had a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds while CJ McCullum had contributions from across the board with 23 points, seven boards, five assists and three blocks.
Players to watch: D. Lillard PG 44 GP 44 GS 36.2 MIN 29.8 PTS 0.5 OR 3.8 DR 4.3 REB 7.8 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 3.2 TO 1.6 PF 2.4 AST/TO 27.97 PER
C. McCollum SG 21 GP 21 GS 32.8 MIN 24.2 PTS 0.5 OR 3.3 DR 3.9 REB 4.7 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.3 TO 1.8 PF 3.5 AST/TO 24.05 PER
N. Powell SF * 2 GP 2 GS 31.5 MIN 17.5 PTS 0.5 OR 2 DR 2.5 REB 0.5 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 2.5 TO 4 PF 0.2 AST/TO 15.93 PER.
Detroit Pistons Betting
The Detroit Pistons managed to snap their four-game losing streak with a victory over the Toronto Raptors. That was just their 13th victory of the season and still trails the Orlando Magic by two games. This team has been experimenting a lot on the court and getting their young core of players some playing time. Rookie Saddiq Bey had 19 points and five three-pointers while Saben Lee and Hamadou Diallo also contributed 19 points. Cory Joseph came to the team through the NBA trade deadline and showed the young Pistons he means business providing 17 points off the bench.
Players to Watch: J. Grant SF 43 GP 43 GS 35.1 MIN 22.6 PTS 0.7 OR 4.2 DR 4.9 REB 2.8 AST 0.7 STL 1.1 BLK 2 TO 2.5 PF 1.4 AST/TO 17.93 PER
J. Jackson SG 41 GP 6 GS 24.6 MIN 12.9 PTS 1 OR 3.1 DR 4.1 REB 2.1 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 2.2 TO 2.9 PF 1 AST/TO 12.85 PER
H. Diallo SG * 2 GP 0 GS 23 MIN 12.5 PTS 1 OR 5 DR 6 REB 1.5 AST 0.5 STL 1 BLK 1 TO 2 PF 1.5 AST/TO 23.08 PER.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Detroit Pistons 3/31/2021 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
Detroit are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins PF Ankle is out indefinitely
Wayne Ellington SF Calf is doubtful Wednesday vs Portland
Portland Trail Blazers vs Detroit Pistons Betting Picks
This is going to be a tough night once again for the young Detroit Pistons and will be once again the underdogs in the online sportsbook against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers. Damian Lillard and C.J. McCullom will just run circles around the Pistons backcourt and give them a few forthcoming lessons.
Moneyline: The Trail Blazers as the favored team is given an ML of -250 while the Pistons at home is +200.
ATS: It is a wide six points on the ATS for this matchup with the Pistons taking the +6 while the Trail Blazers sit on the -6.
TOTALs: The given total for both teams to reach is pegged at 219.5 with the Pistons going under and the Trail Blazers are over.
Score Prediction: 115 – 105, Trail Blazers