Pistons vs. Raptors - 2/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (39-18) at Detroit Pistons (30-29)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Sportsnet One, FSDT
The Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons meet Sunday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Toronto Raptors look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 102.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 97.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.2 points and 4.4 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21.4 points and 6.4 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.2 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won eight of their last 11 road games.
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The Detroit Pistons look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.4 points and 6.1 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 18.3 points and 5.5 rebounds. Andre Drummond is grabbing 14.9 rebounds and Marcus Morris is dishing 2.6 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 64.5 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost five of their last eight home games.
The Raptors are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Central. The Pistons are 24-11-1 ATS in their last 36 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Raptors are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Detroit and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Pistons continue to be hit or miss, while the Raptors aare the far better team and are chasing the top seed in the East. Have to side with Toronto and the low line here.