Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors - 4/13/14
Toronto Raptors (46-33) at Detroit Pistons (29-51)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN, FSDT, NBATV
The Detroit Pistons will play their final regular season home game Sunday with a matchup against the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors have won the previous two meetings this season.
The Raptors are still competing for the third seed in the East and have to win out to have any chance of taking it from the Chicago Bulls. On the season, the Raptors average 101.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allow 97.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Center Jonas Valanciunas has been big for Toronto down the stretch, as he’s grabbed double-digit rebounds in his last three games and is shooting 60 percent from the field in his last five. The Toronto Raptors are 45-32-2 ATS overall and 24-14-1 ATS on the road.
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The Pistons have lost four of their last six games, but have split their last eight home games. On the season, the Pistons average 100.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allow 104.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Despite the Pistons allowing 10 of their last 12 opponents to top 100 points, Andre Drummond has shown promise, as he’s shooting 68.9 percent from the field and grabbing 19 rebounds in his last five games. The Detroit Pistons are 34-45-1 ATS overall and 15-25 ATS at home.
The Raptors are 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 games following a S.U. loss and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Pistons are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference. The Raptors are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Detroit.
Toronto could use a victory here in hopes of taking over the third seed in the East. Sure, the Raptors have been in a funk against the number lately, but this is a team that's domainted the spread for much of the year. I just can't trust the Pistons anything under double digits.
Give me the Raptors.