Trail Blazers vs Pistons Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, March 6, 2023

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The Portland Trail Blazers (30-34) visit the Detroit Pistons (15-49) on March 6, 2023 at Little Caesars Arena. The Pistons are underdogs by a 5.5-point margin as they enter the matchup with a 4-6 record in their last 10 games. The matchup’s over/under is set at 229.5.

How to bet Trail Blazers vs. Pistons

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Trail Blazers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Trail Blazers have -217 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +180 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 229.5 points.

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Trail Blazers vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, March 6, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSDE
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Arena: Little Caesars Arena

Trail Blazers vs. Pistons Betting Trends

The Trail Blazers have played 64 games, with 30 wins against the spread. Portland has won 18, or 58.1%, of the 31 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Trail Blazers games this year have hit the over on 31 of 64 set point totals.

The Pistons have 29 wins against the spread in 64 games this season. Detroit has been the moneyline underdog 60 total times this season. Motor City has finished 13-47 in those games. Pistons games this year have hit the over on 34 of 64 set point totals (53.1%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Damian Lillard 51 32.5 4.5 7.1 0.9 0.3 4.3
Jerami Grant 59 20.7 4.4 2.4 0.8 0.8 2.3
Cameron Reddish 29 10.2 1.9 1.4 0.9 0.4 1.3
Shaedon Sharpe 63 7.9 2.6 0.7 0.4 0.3 1
Nassir Little 43 6.4 2.6 1 0.3 0.4 1.2


Pistons Leaders
Jaden Ivey 59 15.3 3.9 4.6 0.9 0.3 1.4
Alec Burks 50 12.8 3 2.2 0.7 0.1 1.9
Marvin Bagley III 29 11.6 6.9 0.6 0.5 0.8 0.3
Killian Hayes 60 9.5 2.7 5.9 1.4 0.4 1.1
Hamidou Diallo 55 9.3 3.4 0.9 0.9 0.3 0.1
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Trail Blazers vs. Pistons Injury Report

Pistons: Bojan Bogdanovic: Out (Achilles), Alec Burks: Out (Foot), Killian Hayes: Questionable (Hand), Isaiah Stewart: Out (Hip), James Wiseman: Questionable (Knee), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin), Jalen Duren: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

Portland is posting 115 points per game (13th-ranked in NBA) this season, while giving up 115.8 points per contest (19th-ranked). The Trail Blazers post 119.6 points per game when playing at home, compared to 110.4 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 9.2 points per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Trail Blazers have picked up their output a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 117.7 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 115 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.

With 13.2 treys per game, Portland is eighth in the NBA. It sports a 37.4% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks eighth in the league. The Trail Blazers are attempting 49.3 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 58.3% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 67.6% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 35.3 threes per contest, which are 41.7% of their shots (and 32.4% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

Detroit is the fourth-worst squad in the league in points scored (111.4 per game) and second-worst in points allowed (119.1). At home the Pistons are scoring 113.5 points per game, four more than they are averaging away (109.5). The Pistons have fared worse offensively over their past 10 games, compiling 105.7 points per contest, 5.7 fewer points their than season average of 111.4.

Beyond the arc, Detroit is 18th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (11.5). It is 22nd in 3-point percentage at 35.1%. The Pistons attempt 37.6% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 62.4% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.1% of the Pistons’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 70.9% are 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this game is the Trail Blazers, and we predict that Pistons will cover the spread (Trail Blazers -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 229.5 points.

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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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