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Pistons vs Raptors NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors
  • Where: Toronto at Scotiabank Arena
  • Date: Friday, March 24th
  • Betting Odds TOR -12.5, DET +555 | TOR -818 O/U nan

So far, the Pistons have put together an overall record of 16-57, while going 31-41-1 vs the spread. The Pistons head into today’s action in the midst of a 4 game losing streak. This has come while posting an average scoring margin of -18.25.

Not only did the Pistons drop their last game to the Hawks. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 129-107 as 13 point underdogs. In the defeat, Detroit did not outscore the Hawks in a single quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Marvin Bagley III, as he contributed 31 points while hitting 63.2% of his shots.

So far, the Raptors have put together an overall record of 35-38, while going 36-36-1 vs the spread. Today, the Raptors will be looking to snap a 2 game losing streak. The team has lost these games by an average of -5.5 points per contest.

The Raptors are coming off a dissappointing 118-114 loss to the Pacers. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 9 points. Toronto was not able to make a comeback in this matchup, as they went into the half down by 6. Leading the team in scoring was Pascal Siakam, as he contributed 31 points while hitting 64.7% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent game between the two teams, the Raptors picked up a 115-111 win over the Pistons. However, heading into the game, Toronto was favored to win by 5.0 points, giving the Pistons and ATS victory. So far this season, the Raptors have a record of 3-0 vs the Pistons. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Pistons averaged 112.67 points per game vs Toronto, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Pistons saw a boost in scoring, the Raptors averaged 104.67 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Detroit. This figure was similar to season-long average. The level of competition has been tight in the 5 most recent games between Pistons and Raptors with just 2 points per game separating the teams. Detroit has the ATS edge in this span at 5-0. Detroit and Toronto averaged a combined 210 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 73 games, Detroit is averaging 110.8 points per game (28th). Coming into today’s game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.5 made 3’s per game. If the Detroit offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 14.3 turnovers per game.

Defensively, Detroit has had its problems giving up an average of 112.55 points per game (22nd).

Detroit will be relying on Jaden Ivey to provide a strong scoring performance in today’s game against the Toronto. Bojan Bogdanovic has been ruled out. So far this season, Bogdanovic has been the team’s leading scorer with an average of 21.6 points per game. Ivey is 2nd on the team with 15.4 points per game, which places him 88.0th in the NBA. In 65 games, he has hit 41.0% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 3.9 rebounds per game.

For the season, the Raptors offensive unit is ranked just 22nd in scoring at 112.9 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.8 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Toronto offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 13th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.

Against the Pistons, the Raptors will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 7th ranked unit at 107.1 points per game.

On offense, Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors in scoring at 24.2 points per game, placing him 25th in the NBA. Overall, Siakam has hit 47.4% of his shots while accounting for 20.4% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 30th in points allowed to power-fowards. At 19.7 points per game, Fred VanVleet is the 2nd leading scorer for the Raptors. For the season, he is 108th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 39.8%.

Pistons vs Raptors Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Raptors -12.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under nan