Portland Trailblazers versus Detroit Pistons Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-16-2013

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The 23-44 Detroit Pistons will continue their west coast road trip when they face the 30-34 Portland Trailblazers in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Portland is scheduled for 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The odds from this NBA pro basketball game has the home club Portland Trailblazers favored by -10 ½ points with an over under line of 200 points. There has been no movement in the spread or total since the odds came out a few hours ago.

The Pistons and Trailblazers met back on November 26th with Detroit posting the 108-101 home win against Portland as a +1 point underdog. The game finished over 193 points.

Detroit has a road mark of 8-24 straight up on the year. They drop their seventh straight game following a 105-97 road defeat to the Golden St Warriors as a +11 ½ point underdog. The game landed over 200 points. The Pistons shot 44.9% from the floor and connected on 5 of 17 from three point distance. They give up 56.9% shooting to the Warriors as well as 8 of 18 from three point land. Rodney Stuckey led the Pistons with 22 points and five assists on 8 of 18 from the floor. The wheels have fallen off this Pistons team. They have allowed over 100 points in six of their past seven games and in some cases well over 100 points. Detroit has been held to 97 or less points in eight straight games. The team ranks 23rd in the NBA in scoring offense with just 94.4 points per game average on the season.

Portland is 21-11 playing at home this season. They break a two game losing streak following a 105-90 home win on Thursday night to the New York Knicks as a -6 point betting favorite. The game came in at over 193 points. The Trailblazers blew it open against a Knick team on a back to back as they outscored New York 54-42 in the second half of play. Portland enjoyed a 51.3% shooting performance and hit on 10 of 28 from three. They held the Knicks to 43.9% from the field. Point guard Damian Lillard led the Trailblazers with 26 points and 10 assists on 11 of 18 from the floor. In the playoff picture Portland is in the 11th seed in the Western conference and three games behind the eighth seeded LA Lakers. With Kobe Bryant’s injury it has given Portland some hope of making a run for the final playoff spot.

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