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Pistons vs Raptors NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors
- Where: Toronto at Scotiabank Arena
- Date: Sunday, February 12th
- Betting Odds TOR -10, DET +373 | TOR -494 O/U 229.5
The Pistons come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 15-42. So far, the team has gone 25-31-1 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.
The Pistons will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Spurs by a score of 138-131. Heading into the game, they were 6 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Although Detroit trailed the Spurs going into halftime, by the end of the 3rd quarter they had taken the lead. Leading the team in scoring was Bojan Bogdanovic, as he contributed 32 points while hitting 45.8% of his shots.
The Raptors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 26-31. So far, the team has gone 28-29-0 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Toronto has an overall record of 2-1, including going 2-1 against the spread.
In their previous game, the Raptors were favored to win vs the Jazz. However, their 122-116 loss gave them both a straight up and ATS defeat. Toronto let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. Leading the team in scoring was Pascal Siakam, as he contributed 35 points while hitting 57.1% 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. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. 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. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Pistons have an average scoring margin of +7 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 5-0. In these contests, they averaged a combined 219 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 57 games, Detroit is averaging 112.2 points per game (24th). Coming into today’s game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.7 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.
Currently, the Pistons defense is ranked 22nd in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.55 points per game vs the unit.
This season, the Pistons offense has primarily worked through Bojan Bogdanovic and Jaden Ivey who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 54 games, Bogdanovic is 41st in the NBA at 21.5 points per game. So far, him and Ivey have accounted for 31% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 36.7 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jaden Ivey is grabbing 4.0 rebounds for Detroit to go along with 4.6 assists.
The Raptors come into today’s game as the 20th ranked scoring offense at 113.1 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Raptors are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.5 per contest. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 26th in the league in field goal percentage 45.4%.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Raptors are giving up an average of 107.1 points per game, good for 7th in the NBA.
This season, the Raptors offense has primarily worked through Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 47 games, Siakam is 19th in the NBA at 25.2 points per game. So far, him and VanVleet have accounted for 38% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 44.8 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Fred VanVleet is grabbing 4.4 rebounds for Toronto to go along with 6.4 assists.
Pistons vs Raptors Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Raptors -10
- Free Total Prediction: Over 229.5