Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Little Caesars Arena)
Toronto is looking to protect the championship this year and sitting on an 18-8 record overall with a 7-5 road record definitely could help the Raptors out. The Raptors in their last game picked up an easy win by 20 points over a Cavaliers team that has not been that impressive on the year so far. In fact, the Raptors are 3-2 in their last 5 games overall.
The Raptors are heading into the game here with an offense that is consistent, but not overly impressive with only 111.7 points per game being scored. The defense is the strength of the Raptors giving up only 105.7 points a game. The rebounding for Toronto is sitting at 46.3 boards a game while getting 25.2 assist a game.
Detroit has had quite a few struggles on the year with a 11-16 record on the year overall. Most of those struggles, though, have come on the road s the Pistons are sitting on a 7-7 record when playing at home. The last game for the Pistons was a home loss at the hands of the Washington Wizards with a final score being 133-119. The last 5 for Detroit has shown the Pistons can be decent as the Pistons are 3-2.
This year the Pistons have managed to get 109.3 points per game. The Pistons have allowed only 109.6 points a game, but when the offense only scores 109.3 points a game it does not help the team win. The Pistons have ended up getting 43 boards a game and have managed to get 25 assist a game.
- Toronto are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto.
- Detroit are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
The struggles of Detroit have mainly come on the road, but in the latest game the Pistons were crushed by the Wizards who are not that great of a team. What else does not help the Pistons out is the fact that the health of Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond both is questionable with them both being listed as day to day. The Raptors are fairly healthy and have been able to overcome their injuries fairly easily. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Raptors win 112-105.