NBA lines: Best bets for Detroit Pistons vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons chest bumps Jerami Grant #9 (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons chest bumps Jerami Grant #9 (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Pistons gained ground in their tank with an Orlando win last night and will try to get closer to the worst record in the league against the Trail Blazers.

Portland has won three in a row and have been scoring a ton of points, so stay away from betting the Pistons to win this one, even though Detroit has been playing much better defense as of late.

The Pistons are seven point underdogs, so if you like them to stay close, take those points, which is something I usually don’t recommend.

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The point total is 221.5 which seems about right given how these two teams are playing, so I’d stay away from that one too, as the Detroit Pistons are too hard to predict offensively from night to night.

Here are three bets I do like in this one. I have consistently won 2-of-3 of these bets all season, so it’s up to you to decide which two are the winners.

Detroit Pistons vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Saddiq Bey will have five or more rebounds

Bey has been playing very well of late and is averaging 4.9 rebounds per game over his last ten.

Nassir Little might be out of this one with injury and the Blazer’s guards don’t really rebound, so this could be a game for Saddiq Bey to dominate on the boards.

Pistons vs. Trail Blazers: Jerami Grant will have fewer than 3 assists

Jerami Grant has not been playing particularly well lately, and has only averaged 2.3 assists over his last ten games.

Part of this is because teams are more focused on stopping his dribble penetration, which has led to fewer kick outs and part of it is because his teammates haven’t been hitting many shots.

Until Grant has a bounce back game or two, it might be wise to bet against any of his totals, as he has been in single digits in scoring the last two games.

Detroit Pistons vs. Trail Blazers: Mason Plumlee will have a steal

This is my favorite bet of the season and one I have won several times. Plumlee just needs one steal in the game, and he’s averaged exactly that over the last ten. He averages a little over a steal a game at home, so I expect the Plum Dog to continue to make me rich (not really) with his defense.

*All odds and bets from the Action Network

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