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Detroit Pistons vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction

Detroit Pistons vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction

Detroit Pistons

April 01

00:00

101 : 124

Portland Trail Blazers

Detroit Pistons

Portland Trail Blazers

Detroit Pistons vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction comes ahead of their NBA regular season clash on Thursday, April 1st 2021, at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Read my match preview for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Detroit Pistons vs Portland Trail Blazers Preview

CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard combined for 45 points and 16 assists en route to a five-point victory over the Raptors in their adopted home of Tampa, Florida, on Monday against a few of their traded teammates - Gary Trent Jr and Rodney Hood. 

What makes their victory even more impressive is that they only shot 29.4% from three-point range as a team - though they had two players in double figures on the bench (Derrick Jones Jr, Enes Kanter) while starting centre Jusuf Nurkic continued his return from a fractured wrist injury with a solid outing in 19 minutes. 

It'll be interesting to see how they fare against the struggling Pistons: Jerami Grant had just seven points on 3-of-12 shooting, as rookies Saddiq Bey and Saben Lee shone with 19 points each on efficient shooting splits. 

Elsewhere, four players were into double-digit scoring from the bench, including third-year SG Hamidou Diallo (19 pts, 10 rebs, three ast), a motivated individual after being traded from Oklahoma. 

Detroit Pistons vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Tips

ESPN's BPI is backing Portland to earn another away win (65.5%) – their 15th of the regular season – and it's hard to argue against that, despite Detroit surprising Toronto 118-104 last time out.

Dennis Smith Jr (spine), Rodney McGruder (elbow), Jahlil Okafor (knee) are all listed as out of contention to feature for Dwane Casey's men here. At the same time, highly-rated rookie PG Killian Hayes (hip) remains sidelined.

PF Sekou Doumbouya (migraine) and SG Wayne Ellington (calf) are questionable and doubtful, respectively. At the same time, Portland doesn't have that level of injuries to contend with - just Zach Collins (ankle) and Nassir Little (thumb), who won't be missed much by comparison. So, I'm expecting Portland to prevail here. 

Expert's prediction

Match prediction: Portland Trail Blazers to win

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Who will win?

Detroit Pistons (1)

33.33%

Portland Trail Blazers (2)

66.66%

Latest results
Total
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Away

0-0 vs Washington Wizards (A)

D

110-104 vs Oklahoma City Thunder (H)

W

98-100 vs LA Clippers (H)

L

124-131 vs LA Clippers (A)

L

103-118 vs Portland Trail Blazers (A)

L

113-101 vs Sacramento Kings (A)

W

119-134 vs Denver Nuggets (A)

L

132-108 vs Oklahoma City Thunder (A)

W

81-125 vs New York Knicks (H)

L

120-91 vs Washington Wizards (H)

W
D

0-0 vs San Antonio Spurs (A)

D

0-0 vs Boston Celtics (H)

L

98-107 vs Miami Heat (H)

W

118-103 vs Detroit Pistons (H)

L

103-122 vs Utah Jazz (A)

L

116-133 vs LA Clippers (A)

W

133-85 vs Oklahoma City Thunder (H)

L

109-127 vs Milwaukee Bucks (H)

W

124-101 vs Detroit Pistons (A)

W

122-117 vs Toronto Raptors (A)

110-104 vs Oklahoma City Thunder (H)

W

98-100 vs LA Clippers (H)

L

81-125 vs New York Knicks (H)

L

120-91 vs Washington Wizards (H)

W
D

0-0 vs Boston Celtics (H)

L

98-107 vs Miami Heat (H)

W

118-103 vs Detroit Pistons (H)

W

133-85 vs Oklahoma City Thunder (H)

L

109-127 vs Milwaukee Bucks (H)

0-0 vs Washington Wizards (A)

D

124-131 vs LA Clippers (A)

L

103-118 vs Portland Trail Blazers (A)

L

113-101 vs Sacramento Kings (A)

W

119-134 vs Denver Nuggets (A)

L

132-108 vs Oklahoma City Thunder (A)

W
D

0-0 vs San Antonio Spurs (A)

L

103-122 vs Utah Jazz (A)

L

116-133 vs LA Clippers (A)

W

124-101 vs Detroit Pistons (A)

W

122-117 vs Toronto Raptors (A)

Detroit Pistons vs Portland Trail Blazers Head to Head (H2H) stats

01-04-2021

Detroit Pistons

101
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Portland Trail Blazers

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Predicted Lineup

Josh Jackson

Jerami Grant

Saben Lee

Mason Plumlee

Saddiq Bey

CJ McCollum

Robert Covington

Damian Lillard

Jusuf Nurkic

Norman Powell

Mosope Ominiyi
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