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Toronto Raptors vs. Detroit Pistons PIck-Odds-Prediction 3/12/14

Detroit Pistons (24-39) at Toronto Raptors (35-27)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)

The Line: Toronto Raptors -9.5 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds


The Detroit Pistons head to Toronto on Wednesday to face off against the third place Raptors.

The Toronto Raptors are having a solid season this year, although to be realistic the East will more than likely come down to the Heat and the Pacers.  Still, the Raptors are in third place in the conference and will be in the playoffs this season.  Currently the Raptors have a half game lead over the Bulls for the third spot, but there are a lot of teams within striking distance of the Raptors, so if Toronto is concerned with seeding, the Raptors need to play well from here on out.  Toronto has won three out of their last four heading into Wednesday’s meeting with the Pistons, with their last outing resulting in a loss to the Nets in Brooklyn on Monday.

Toronto Raptors vs. Detroit Pistons PIck-Odds-Prediction 3/12/14

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The Detroit Pistons, like most teams in the East this season are having a rough season.  The Pistons are currently sitting at 25-39 this season and are currently in ninth place in the East.  Surprisingly enough, the Pistons are still in the playoff hunt, as Detroit trails the Hawks by just three games at this point for the final playoff spot.  Detroit earned a win in their last outing on Tuesdays when they beat the Kings, but before Tuesday, the Pistons dropped three straight, two of which were on the road.

The Pistons are 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 games when playing on the road against a team with a winning home record, and the Pistons are just 1-7-1 against the spread in their last nine games on Wednesday nights.

The Raptors are 12-5-1 against the spread in their last 18 games at home, and Toronto is 9-3-1 against the spread in their last 13 home games against a team with a losing record on the road.

I’m not touching this one, but if I were to play it, I’d take the points with Detroit.  Toronto is the better team for sure, but I can’t see giving up nearly double digit points, even at home against a struggling Pistons team. 

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