At 10:00 ET, the Detroit Pistons (+176) will be in Portland to take on the Trail Blazers (-216) at the Moda Center. The Pistons (7-43) are 15th in the East and 5th in the Central, while the Blazers (15-35) are 14th in the West and 5th in the Northwest.

ROOT will have the coverage for this non-conference matchup. Portland is favored by 5.5 and the over/under line is 229.5. The Blazers are currently on a two-game losing streak.


The Pick: Detroit Pistons +5.5

This game will be played at Moda Center at 10:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-104 in favor of the Pistons.
  • Our projections have Jaden Ivey finishing with Jaden Ivey points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pistons finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.8% and knocking down 8 threes.

Will Detroit Come Through as Road Underdogs?

In their last game, the Pistons picked up a 133-120 win over the Kings. They were 13-point underdogs going into the game. The combined scoring total of 253 points easily went over the O/U line of 239.

Detroit has an O/U record of 30-19-1 this season. In their games, the average combined scoring total is 235.3 points, and today’s line is set at 229.5.

On the road, the Pistons are 12-11 ATS for the season. They have covered the spread in their last three road games and have an ATS record of 24-25 overall.

In the Eastern Conference, the Pistons are in 15th place with a record of 7-43. Against the East, they are 5-25 and 1-10 in their division. On the road, they are 3-20.

Detroit has been the underdog in 45 of their 50 games this season and are 6-39 as the underdog. Today, they are getting 5.5 points and have an ATS record of 23-21 as the underdog.

When it comes to scoring, the Pistons are 23rd in the league with 113 points per game. However, they’ve actually been better on the road, averaging 114.3 points compared to 111.9 at home (17th).

So far this season, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 32% of their games. In terms of pace, Detroit is 8th in the league at 100.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Pistons are 14th in field goal percentage at 47%. They’ve been better from inside the arc, shooting 53% on two-point attempts (20th). However, they are just 28th in three-point shooting at 36%.

Coming into the game, the Pistons’ defense is giving up an average of 122.3 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 74.0% of their games. Opponents are hitting 55.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.1% of their three-point attempts.

Can the Trail Blazers Grab a Win at Home?

Today, the Trail Blazers are favored by 5.5 points against the Pistons. In their last game, they were also the underdog and covered the spread in a 112-103 loss to the Nuggets (+15).

Portland’s O/U record for the season is 21-28-1, and their games have averaged a combined 225 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 229.5.

In Western Conference play, the Trail Blazers are 6-28 and are currently in 14th place. Against the Northwest Division, they have gone 1-9 and are 5th in the division.

Looking at their ATS record, Portland is 25-25 for the season and have covered the spread in their last two home games. At home, they are 11-11 ATS and 9-13 straight-up.

In their most recent game, the Trail Blazers lost to the Nuggets by a score of 112-103. The O/U line for that game was 220.5, and Portland covered the spread as 15-point underdogs.

At home, the Blazers are scoring 111.5 points per game, which is 28th in the league. For the season, they are 29th in scoring at 108.4 points per game. In terms of pace, Portland is 19th in the NBA with 98.2 possessions per game.

So far, the Blazers have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 26% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 29th in the league at 44%. When it comes to three-point shooting, Portland is 24th in the NBA at 35%.

When looking at their offensive rebounding, the Blazers are 5th in the NBA with 11.9 per game. In terms of assists, they are last in the league at 22.6 per game.

The Trail Blazers’ defense is presently ranked 17th in the league, allowing an average of 116.6 points per contest. Portland struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Nuggets, giving up 15. For the game, Denver scored 112 points in the game.