Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors - 1/31/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Little Caesars Arena)

Raptors -4.5 O/U 223

The Toronto Raptors travel to the Little Caesars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons. The Raptors are one of the hottest teams in the NBA having won nine of their last ten games and having won eight straight games. The most recent Raptors win came at home beating the Atlanta Hawks 130-114 to improve their record on the season to 33-14. Detroit has struggled as of late having won just three of their last ten games and a four-game losing streak. The Detroit Pistons lost their last time out on the road to the Brooklyn Nets falling 125-115 to drop their record on the season to 17-32.

The Raptors come in averaging 112.4 points per game which rank 12th in NBA offense scoring. The Raptors are led by rising star Pascal Siakam who comes in averaging a team-high 23.8 points per game while adding 7.7 rebounds per game which ranks second on the team. Leading the backcourt for the Raptors is the duo of Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet. Lowry leads the way in assists with 7.4 per game while adding 19.8 points per game. VanVleet comes in averaging 18.3 points per game while adding 6.7 assists per game.

Detroit comes in averaging 109.3 points per game to rank them 20th in the NBA points per game while shooting 46.7% from the field as a team. Leading the Pistons in scoring is 6th man Derrick Rose who has revived his career and is averaging 18.9 points per game while adding 6 assists. Center Andre Drummond is averaging a double-double with 17.2 points per game while adding 15.6 rebounds per game to lead the NBA in rebounds per game.

The Toronto Raptors have one of the best defenses in the NBA allowing 106.2 points per game to rank 5th in the NBA in scoring defense while holding opponents to 42.8% from the field which ranks them 2nd in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage. Detroit has allowed opponents to score 111.5 points per game which ranks 17th in the NBA in defensive points per game while opponents have shot 47.5% from the field to rank 26th in defensive field goal percentage.

The Raptors have been a surprise force in the Eastern Conference this year and have handled the loss of Kwahi Leonard superbly. Toronto comes in with a 27-20 record ATS on the year and has covered the spread in six of their last eight contests. Detroit has been a tough bet this season and comes in with a 17-30-2 record ATS on the year and has failed to cover in their last four games. Final score prediction, the Raptors have been a solid bet this season and it continues on the road here with the Raptors winning 113-100, winning the game and covering the spread. 

Lance’s Pick Raptors -4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.