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(39-28) Toronto Raptors vs. Detroit Pistons (33-35)
Date: Friday March 17
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: Raptors -110, Pistons -110
NBA Betting Odds: Pistons -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 199.5
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Two playoff contenders in the Eastern Conference will face off this Friday as the Toronto Raptors head to the Motor City to take on the Detroit Pistons. Detroit took the last meeting between these two 102-101 on February 12th.
The Raptors have been up and down lately, but they ended a two-game skid on Monday against the Dallas Mavericks. This will be the second night of a back-to-back as they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.
The Pistons are currently on a two-game losing streak, and they were not close in either.
They fell to the Utah Jazz 97-83 on Wednesday but are still holding onto the 8th spot in the conference.
Before taking on the Thunder on Thursday, the Raptors have struggled, losing two of their last three and three of the last five. Kyle Lowry is still out with a wrist injury, and his absence has definitely been felt.
Toronto is still firmly in the 4th spot in the Eastern Conference as of now. They lead the 5th place Atlanta Hawks by two games and trail the 3rd place Washington Wizards by two.
The Raptors score an average of 107.2 points per game which ranks 10th in the NBA. They rank 22nd in rebounding with 43 and dead last in assists with only 18.2 per contest.
Toronto allows only 103.4 points per game which gives them the 8th ranked scoring defense.
DeMar DeRozan leads the way for the Raptors with 27.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Jonas Valanciunas adds 12.2 points and 9.6 rebounds, and Serge Ibaka contributes 15 points and 6.8 rebounds a night.
Detroit had been slowly improving their positioning in the conference before losing two in a row.
They were demolished by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday 128-96 and embarrassed at home by the Utah Jazz 97-83 on Wednesday.
With the two losses, the Pistons are now in danger of losing a spot in the playoffs.
The 9th place Miami Heat have the same record and are only behind due to Detroit taking two of their three meetings this year.
They are only a half game behind the 7th place Bucks and two games behind the 6th place Pacers.
Detroit averages only 101.9 points per game which ranks 25th in the league. They rank 5th in rebounding with 44.8 and 24th in assists with 21.2 per contest. The Pistons allow only 102.4 points per game which ranks them 6th in scoring defense.
Tobias Harris leads the Pistons with 16.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.
Reggie Jackson adds 14.8 points and 5.4 assists. Andre Drummond contributes 14.6 points and a whopping 13.7 rebounds a night.
Marcus Morris, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jon Leur are all scoring in double figures as well.
NBA Betting Trends
- Raptors are 10-4 ATS in last 14 road games against team with home winning percentage over .600
- Raptors are 6-2 ATS in last 8 meetings in Detroit
- Pistons are 1-4 ATS in last 5 games against team with winning record
- Road Team is 7-3 ATS in last 10 meetings
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
The Raptors have been up and down lately, but they have had Detroit’s number over the last couple of years. The Pistons took the last matchup but only by one point.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors +3.5
Toronto will be tired from their game against the Thunder on Thursday, but I expect them to at least keep this one closer than 3.5 points.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Toronto 98 – Detroit 101
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