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Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors - 4/9/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Raptors (58-22) at Detroit Pistons (38-42)
Date & Time Monday April 9, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Detroit Pistons +4 -- Over/Under: 209
TV Channel
Sportsnet One, FSDT
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The Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons meet Monday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Toronto Raptors look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 111.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.1 points and 3.9 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 16.2 points and 6.8 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have lost three straight road games.

The Detroit Pistons could use a victory here after winning six of their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 103.5 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 19.8 points and 6.6 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 15.1 points and 16 rebounds. Ish Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won four of their last five home games.

The Raptors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Pistons are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Raptors are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Detroit and the over is 10-4-1 in the last 15 meetings.

Neither one of these teams have anything to play for with the Raptors having the top seed wrapped up and the Detroit Pistons out of the playoffs. However, the Detroit Pistons have been playing decent ball as of late and usually play well at home for the most part. This is the Pistons last home game of the season, so I'm assuming they'll want to send everybody off with a victory. Give me the points in a game the Raptors may not play a full roster.

Pick:
Detroit Pistons +4

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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