Raptors vs. Pistons - 1/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (17-26) at Toronto Raptors (28-15)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -6 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, RSN-
The Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors play Sunday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Detroit Pistons have split their last six games and end a two-game road trip. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 97.9 points on 42.5 percent shooting and are allowing 99.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Greg Monroe is averaging 15.1 points and 10 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 12.6 points and 13.1 rebounds. D.J. Augustin is dishing 4.3 assists and Jodie Meeks is shooting 42 percent from the field. The Detroit Pistons offense continues to struggle, as they’re shooting just 41.1 percent from the field in their last five games. To make things worse, Brandon Jennings suffered a nasty leg injury in Saturday’s loss, and it’s going to be interesting if the Pistons can pick up the slack without him.
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The Toronto Raptors hope to get some momentum going after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Raptors are averaging 105.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and are allowing 100.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.8 points and 7.4 assists while DeMar DeRozan is averaging 17.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Louis Williams is shooting 40.5 percent from the field and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are also stinking things up on the offensive side, as they’re shooting just 39.6 percent from the field and 23.8 percent from deep in their last five games. The Raptors have scored no more than 93 points in their last five games. The Raptors must get going if they’re going to climb back up the East standings.
The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 12-28 ATS in their last 40 vs. Eastern Conference. The Raptors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 20-9-1 ATS in their last 30 vs. NBA Central. The Pistons are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
It should be only a matter of time before the Raptors turn things around and with the injury to Jennings, it's hard to see the Pistons keeping up on the road.