Portland and Detroit to meet in out-of-conference game

Thu, Feb 8, 2024
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Portland and Detroit to meet in out-of-conference game

Detroit Pistons (7-43, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (15-35, 14th in the Western Conference)

Portland, Oregon; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Trail Blazers -5.5; over/under is 229.5

BOTTOM LINE: Portland and Detroit face off in non-conference action.

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The Trail Blazers are 9-13 in home games. Portland has a 3-22 record in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Pistons have gone 3-20 away from home. Detroit has a 4-28 record against teams over .500.

The Trail Blazers' 12.0 made 3-pointers per game this season are just 0.1 more made shots on average than the 11.9 per game the Pistons give up. The Pistons' 47.5% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.0 percentage points lower than the Trail Blazers have allowed to their opponents (49.5%).

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Trail Blazers won 110-101 in the last matchup on Nov. 1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Malcolm Brogdon is shooting 44.0% and averaging 15.7 points for the Trail Blazers. Anfernee Simons is averaging 21.4 points over the last 10 games for Portland.

Jalen Duren is averaging 14.1 points and 11.7 rebounds for the Pistons. Jaden Ivey is averaging 20.2 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 50.0% over the past 10 games for Detroit.

LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 4-6, averaging 113.0 points, 41.8 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.3 points per game.

Pistons: 3-7, averaging 118.0 points, 42.1 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 4.7 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 49.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.0 points.

INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Scoot Henderson: day to day (foot), Jerami Grant: day to day (back), Jabari Walker: day to day (ankle), Moses Brown: out (wrist), Deandre Ayton: day to day (illness), Robert Williams III: out for season (knee), Shaedon Sharpe: out (abdominal).

Pistons: Bojan Bogdanovic: out (calf), Cade Cunningham: out (knee), Isaiah Stewart: out (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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