The Portland Trail Blazers are favored (-2.5) in this one on the road against the Detroit Pistons; this shows the respect Vegas has gained for the Blazers in recent weeks and they are a team to watch out for. Their beatdown of James Harden and Dwight Howard recently was impressive, and the Blazers could be a force come playoff time.
Nicolas Batum had some praise for LaMarcus Aldridge after Thursday’s game and even said the power forward was best at his position.
“That’s the best game I’ve seen L.A. play — ever,” Batum said after the win. “He has improved every year, and right now he is the best power forward in the league, no doubt. And I don’t think he’s even reached his full potential yet.”
Damn. If that is true, then Kevin Love could have some competition for the best-power-forward=on-the-planet belt. The Pistons have the size to deal with the Blazers, but the young squad is going against one of the best teams in the West and it will not be enough to even cover the spread.
This one tips off at 6:05 PM EST, and here is the TV info for that one if that’s what you were looking for.
TV: CSN-Northwest, FS-Detroit, DTV: 663, 754, 755
That is all for the preview today, but stop by Rant Sports Prep later and look out for the Blazers to keep their hot streak rolling tonight y’all.