Toronto Raptors (20-18) vs. Detroit Pistons (9-31)
January 14, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Pistons 7.5; Over/Under: -213.5
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The Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons meet Friday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena. The Toronto Raptors look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The Detroit Pistons look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Toronto Raptors are averaging 107.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Fred VanVleet is averaging 22 points and 6.6 assists, while Pascal Siakam is averaging 20.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. OG Anunoby is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.2 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 20.1 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Cade Cunningham is averaging 15.4 points and 5.4 assists. Saddiq Bey is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Olynyk is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.
The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS loss. The over is 10-2 in Raptors last 12 overall. The under is 19-7 in Pistons last 26 Friday games. The Raptors are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Toronto Raptors are quietly one of the hotter teams in the league, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 6.8 points. The Detroit Pistons have been able to snag a win here and there lately, but they’re losing their last five games by an average of 18 points while shooting just 42 percent from the field. It’s been hard all year to back the Pistons with confidence. Give me the Raptors.