Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors - 3/7/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (46-17) at Detroit Pistons (29-35)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +5 -- Over/Under: 213 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, TSN, FSDT
The Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Toronto Raptors look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 111.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.7 points and 3.9 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 16.5 points and 6.5 assists. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 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 four straight road games.
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The Detroit Pistons need a victory here after losing six of their last seven games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 102.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 19.2 points and 6.9 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 15.2 points and 15.7 rebounds. Ish Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have split their last six home games.
The Raptors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Pistons are 17-37-1 ATS in their last 55 vs. Eastern Conference, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-20 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Raptors are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Detroit, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Toronto Raptors are on the end of a back to back and the Detroit Pistons are in must win mode if they hope to make the playoffs. It seems like a good spot to take the Pistons at home along with the free points. The problem is the Toronto Raptors have been the most consistent team in the East all season and are covering numbers while racking up these SU victories. The Detroit Pistons are a team that's falling apart, and they're being outscored by more than nine points in their last five games. I'll eat the chalk here with the road team.