The Portland Trail Blazers, after an uneventful three-game road trip, head back home where they’ll take on the skidding Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, 10 PM EST, at Moda Center.
The Blazers, 9-1 at home, will step into their match against the Pistons as 6.5-point favorites. The total is set at 210 points, which shows that bookmakers – like BetUs – are expecting a low-scoring ballgame.
Detroit Pistons vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Lines
ATS: Pistons +6.5 points
Moneyline: Pistons 3.40, Blazers 1.36
O/U: 210 points
Detroit Pistons vs Portland Trail Blazers Team News
Pistons guard Killian Hayes benefitted from a four-game layoff to rest his injured thumb. The second-year playmaker recorded six points and eight assists in 29 minutes of play against the Lakers – the first game since he returned from injury. According to Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press, Pistons head coach Dwayne Casey mentioned the noticeable improvement in Hayes’ game, especially on the defensive end, following the four-game rest.
“We’ll see if he can jumpstart it to do it again. He was playing pretty good, especially defensively,” Casey told reporters.
Damian Lillard will sit out Tuesday’s ballgame against the Pistons due to abdominal pain, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Lillard averaged 21.5 points, 7.8 assists, and 4.0 rebounds in 37 minutes per contest this season.
Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard (abdominal pain) is expected to rest tonight against the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell @YahooSports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 30, 2021
Detroit Pistons vs Portland Trail Blazers Injury Report
Pistons: Kelly Olynyk – OUT (Knee), Frank Jackson – Questionable (Leg), Killian Hayes – Probable (Thumb), Isaiah Livers – OUT (Foot).
Blazers: Damian Lillard – OUT (Abdominal Strain), Norman Powell – OUT (Quad), and Nasir Little – OUT (Ankle)
Detroit Pistons vs Portland Trail Blazers Preview
The Pistons absorbed their sixth straight loss on Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers, 106-110. Detroit had no answer against a vengeful LeBron James as the four-time MVP recorded 33 points and 9 assists in 37 minutes. Jerami Grant once again paced his team with 32 points on 11-for-20 shooting. The No.1 overall pick of this year’s draft, Cade Cunningham tallied 15 points and 11 rebounds in 34 minutes.
On the other hand, the Blazers wrapped up their three-game road swing with another embarrassing loss to the Jazz, 129-107. Jusuf Nurkic starred for his team, posting 24 points and ten rebounds. CJ McCollum contributed 19 points, while an injury-plagued Lillard only scattered 11 points on 4-for-12 shooting with six rebounds and five assists in 31 minutes.
Detroit Pistons vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction
The smart money will remain on the Blazers, especially at home, despite missing Lillard for the game. Portland might be an anemic 1-10 on the road; the team nevertheless boasts one of the best home records in the league at 9-1. The Blazers also dominated in their previous three head-to-head matchups, averaging 116.33 against the Pistons’ 102.67 points. Thus, the game presents the Blazers a real shot at improving its 7-3 ATS home record. The total at 210 points isn’t too low nor high, making it doable for the Blazers to push the combined score past the said mark.
Detroit Pistons vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Pick
Pick: Blazers cover 6.5 points spread, OVER 210 points.
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Source: Basketball Insider