Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Tuesday Night December 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm EST.
The (16-4) Portland Trailblazers of the Western Conference Northwest division will make the trip from “RIP CITY” to the Motor City to take on the (3-18) Detroit Piston of the Eastern Conference Central division in 2014 NBA action. The team will play at The Palace, a suburb of Detroit in Auburn Hills, Michigan. This Sports Handicapper believes the Detroit Pistons have been one of the most disappointing teams in the National Basketball Association to start the season. Portland will battle Oklahoma City for their division title when it’s all said and done. The betting line has Detroit as a seven’-point home underdog Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is posted at 195′ points for Tuesday Night’s game.
The 2014-15 Portland Trailblazers have won nine of ten, their only loss was the 112-99 home defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies. Portland is averaging over 103 point per game while allowing opponents 96 ppg. Portland has scored over 100 points in four of their last five on the road and were 11-4 Against The Point Spread their last fifteen in Detroit. Portland is 0-4-1 Against The Spread their last five overall. The Blazers are 2-3 vs. The number their last five Winning NBA Point Spread Predictions away from the Moda Center this season, going over three times and staying under twice. The key to a Portland win is to play an up-tempo style and contest shots on defense.
The 2014-15 Detroit Pistons are on a ten game losing streak, seven of them in the Palace. Head coach Stan VanGundy has had some sleepless nights trying to coach this team; his defense-first philosophy has not sunk into his team yet; they are giving up almost 10 points per game. The over has come in the last five meetings between the team in Detroit, but the under is 4-0 their last four on Tuesday’s. Detroit is 3-4 Against The Point Spread their last seven at home, going over the total four times and staying under three. The key to a Detroit win is to buy into their head coach, Detroit has two of the best young big men in all of the NBA in Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe.
Free Pick: Detroit+7′.