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Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors - 3/3/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons
Date & Time Sunday March 3, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)
Location
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Detroit Pistons +5.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5
TV Channel
FSDT, TSN
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NBA | Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons
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The Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons meet Sunday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Toronto Raptors look for another win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 114.3 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27 points and 7.5 rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 16.3 points and seven rebounds. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is dishing 9.2 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won their last four road games.

The Detroit Pistons look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 25.7 points and eight rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.5 points and 15.1 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Wayne Ellington is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won their last four home games.

The Raptors are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 road games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pistons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-11 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games. The Raptors are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Detroit and the road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 6-1 in Pistons last 7 overall. The under is 5-2 in Raptors last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.

The Toronto Raptors may be winning games, but they're not covering and are just 13-17 ATS on the road. A lot of games for the Raptors lately have come down to the wire. The Detroit Pistons are quietly one of the hottest teams in the league and need to keep winning in hopes of clinching a playoff spot in the East. The Pistons have an improved offense during this stretch and are coming off a Saturday win over the Cavs in which they scored 124 points on 54 percent shooting. We're getting free points with a red hot team at home. I have to side with the Pistons.

Pick:
Detroit Pistons +5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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