Detroit Pistons (28-31) at Toronto Raptors (41-17)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -10.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors meet Monday in NBA action at the Air Canada Centre.
The Detroit Pistons could use a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 103.3 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 20 points and 7.6 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 15.1 points and 15.7 rebounds. Ish Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost five straight road games.
The Toronto Raptors look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since mid January. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.9 points and four rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 16.6 points and 6.5 assists. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won six of their last seven home games.
The Pistons are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games, 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 vs. Eastern Conference and 8-21 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Raptors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pistons are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Toronto, the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
The Detroit Pistons can't score during this losing stretch, as they're shooting under 42 percent from the field in their last five games and are being outscored by more than seven points. The Toronto Raptors have been one of the best home teams in the league where they're outscoring teams by more than 11 points and have covered six of their last eight games. The Raptors are also 7-3 ATS this season when a double-digit favorite. I don't like laying big chalk, but I may have no choice here.