Trail Blazers vs Pistons Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Monday, January 2, 2023

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The Portland Trail Blazers (18-17) play the Detroit Pistons (10-29) as 9.5-point favorites on Monday, January 2, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET on ROOT. The over/under is 232.5 points for this matchup.

How to bet Trail Blazers vs. Pistons

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Trail Blazers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Trail Blazers have -441 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +344 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 232.5 points.

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Trail Blazers vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ROOT
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Arena: Moda Center

Trail Blazers vs. Pistons Betting Trends

In the Trail Blazers’ 35 games this season, they have 19 wins against the spread. Portland has been chosen as the favorite in 16 games this year and has walked away with the win nine times (56.2%) in those games. Trail Blazers games this year have hit the over on 16 of 39 set point totals.

Against the spread, the Pistons are 19-19-1 this year. Detroit is 9-28 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 24.3% of those games). Pistons games this year have gone over the point total 23 times in 39 opportunities (59%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 23 27.8 4 7.1 0.8 0.3 4.2
Anfernee Simons 33 22.4 3 4 0.8 0.2 3.9
Jerami Grant 33 22 4.4 2.8 0.8 0.8 2.6
Jusuf Nurkic 30 14.8 9.9 3 0.8 1 0.9
Josh Hart 33 9.9 8.5 4 1.2 0.1 0.7

Pistons

Pistons Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bojan Bogdanovic 38 20.8 3.7 2.6 0.6 0.1 2.4
Jaden Ivey 35 15.1 4 4.1 1 0.3 1.3
Alec Burks 26 14 2.9 2 0.8 0.2 2.1
Saddiq Bey 35 13.9 4.2 1.5 0.9 0.2 1.7
Isaiah Stewart 32 11.7 7.9 1.2 0.4 0.7 1.5
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Trail Blazers vs. Pistons Injury Report

Pistons: Killian Hayes: Out (Suspension), Isaiah Livers: Out (Shoulder), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin)

What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

So far this year, Portland is putting up 112.3 points per game (19th-ranked in NBA) and giving up 112.2 points per contest (12th-ranked). The Trail Blazers are posting 117.4 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 8.4 more points than they’re averaging on the road (109). On offense, the Trail Blazers have increased their production slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 116.4 points per contest over that span compared to the 112.3 they’ve racked up over the course of this year.

Portland is making 12.8 three-pointers per game this year (ninth-ranked in NBA), and it owns a 38.2% three-point percentage (third-best). This year, the Trail Blazers have taken 60.3% two-pointers, accounting for 68.2% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 39.7% from three-point land (31.8% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

On offense Detroit is the 23rd-ranked team in the league (111.7 points per game). Defensively it is second-worst (118.5 points conceded per game). The Pistons average 113.7 points per game at home, and 110 on the road. Over their previous 10 games, the Pistons are posting 117 points per game, 5.3 more than their season average (111.7).

Beyond the arc, Detroit is 16th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (11.7). It is 16th in 3-point percentage at 35.3%. The Pistons take 38% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 62% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.8% of the Pistons’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 70.2% are 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Trail Blazers, and we expect that Pistons will cover the spread (Trail Blazers -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 232.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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