Free NBA Hoops Pick: Raptors vs Pistons Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Toronto Raptors taking on the Detroit Pistons on Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Palace of Auburn Hills, in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Toronto Raptors 34-16 (16-10 V) vs. Detroit Pistons 27-25 (16-8 H)
Date: Monday, February 8, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pistons -1
NBA Betting Total: 207.5
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Toronto is putting serious pressure on in the East and will look to continue their tear when they take on the Pistons on Monday night.
The Raptors have climbed to within 2.0 games of the Cavaliers in the East and the pressure is seriously on.
Don’t count out the Pistons either. They are just 2 games over .500, but this team has the talent and ability to really be a threat come playoff time.
The Raptors are quietly the hottest team in the NBA right now.
Toronto has won 13 of their last 14 and while the Spurs and Warriors get all the attention, Toronto is making little public notice for their winning ways. In the midst of a 6 game road swing, the Raptors have started a quick 2-1.
Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan continue to put up phenomenal numbers during the Raptors winning ways. Lowry, who will represent the East as a starter in the all star game, has averaged 28 points per game over the past 2 victories on this road trip.
DeRozan is right there with him as he has put up 25.5 points during the 2 wins. He will be a reserve on the East for the NBA All Star Game.
Currently, Detroit sits in the 8 seed of the Eastern Conference, but this team has shown they have the ability to be a legit threat.
They hold a 1.5 game lead on that spot, but are also just 3.5 out of the 3rd seed as the Eastern Conference is completely cluttered. Detroit will poise as very tough task for any team they meet in the postseason, but they first have to make it there.
Locking down on defense is a must start though for them. They have allowed 100 plus points in 6 straight games and have gone 2-4 during that span.
They allowed 112 in the loss to Indiana on Saturday and saw the Pistons shoot 54% from the field. They’ll have the daunting task of even better shooters here with Lowry and DeRozan.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Raptors are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Pistons are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 Monday games.
- Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free NBA Prediction:
Right now, the Pistons defense is just too shaky to trust.
When it’s all said and done, Detroit will be a middle of the pack team in the East. For now, getting themselves to find some consistency defensively is a must.
Look for Toronto to really exploit this poor defense with their shooters here as Toronto grabs a road win.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Toronto 108- Detroit 100
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