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Pistons vs. Raptors - 2/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Raptors (34-16) at Detroit Pistons (27-25)

NBA Basketball: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)

The Line: Detroit Pistons -1.5 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: Sportsnet One, FSDT

The Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons meet Monday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Toronto Raptors look to stay on fire after winning 12 of their last 13 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 101.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 97.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.3 points and 4.3 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21 points and 6.2 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.5 rebounds Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won six of their last seven road games. James Johnson is out with an ankle injury.

Pistons vs. Raptors - 2/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Detroit Pistons look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 102.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 100.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.2 points and 6.3 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.1 points and 14.9 rebounds. Marcus Morris is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Brandon Jennings is dishing 3.2 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won six of their last nine home games.

The Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pistons are 23-8-1 ATS in their last 32 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Raptors are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Detroit and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.

Not sure why the Raptors are laying points to an inconsistent Pistons squad, but I'm not asking questions. The Raptors are one of the hotter teams in the league and may be the best team in the East right now with the way the Cavs have been hit or miss. Toronto should win this outright. 

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