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Raptors vs Pistons Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/24/23

Detroit Pistons (16-57) vs. Toronto Raptors (35-38)
March 24, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Raptors -12.5; Over/Under: -
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The Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors meet Friday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Detroit Pistons are averaging 111.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 118.6 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 21.6 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Jaden Ivey is averaging 15.4 points and 4.9 assists. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Stewart is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.

The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 24.1 points and 7.8 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 19.6 points and 4.2 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and O.G. Anunoby is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.

The Pistons are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Raptors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 20-8 in Pistons last 28 overall. The over is 5-1 in Raptors last 6 overall. The Pistons are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Toronto and 9-0 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The Toronto Raptors need to take advantage of games like this, and they should be decent sized favorites at home against a Pistons side that’s been in tank mode. With that said, the Raptors have issues stringing wins together and just winning overall, let alone covering big numbers. This will be just the sixth time this season the Raptors are double-digit favorites. I’m not buying it. Give me the Pistons and the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Detroit Pistons +12.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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