The Detroit Pistons (2-11) travel to face off against the Toronto Raptors (5-7) on Sunday, November 19th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena and televised on TSN. Both the Pistons and Raptors will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 4:00 ET.
Pistons vs Raptors
The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In the Pistons’ most recent game against the Cavaliers, Cade Cunningham led the Pistons with 20 points while going 9/21 from the field. Isaiah Stewart added 11 points, but unfortunately, Detroit was defeated in the game with a score of 108-100.
Getting ready to face the Raptors, the Pistons hold an overall record of 2-11 and need a win to break their 10 game losing streak. The Pistons have a 1-6 record on the road this season, compared to their 1-5 record when playing at home.
Detroit’s ATS record sits below .500 (6-7). On the road, the Pistons have an ATS record of 4-3 compared to a 2-4 record vs. the spread at home.
The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Pascal Siakam scored 23 for Toronto against the Celtics which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 48.3%. While Dennis Schröder was 2nd on the team with 23 points, Toronto fell short in the game with a final score of 108-105.
The Raptors head into today’s action with an overall record of 5-7 and have gone 1-2 over their previous three games. Away from home, the Raptors have a 2-3 record this season, while maintaining a 3-4 record in their home games.
Against the spread, Toronto is .500 so far this season with a mark of 6-6 ATS. During this season, Toronto has a 1-2 record against the spread as favorites and 5-4 as underdogs.
Pistons Offense Breakdown
Detroit has recorded an average of 109.8 points per game (24th) throughout 13 games games. So far, the Pistons are averaging 98.6 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Right now, the Pistons offense is in search of answers, as not only do they tend to play at a slow pace, but they are just 23rd in effective field goal percentage.
Raptors Offense Breakdown
Toronto has recorded an average of 108.2 points per game (27th) throughout 12 games games. So far, the Raptors are averaging 99.1 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. So far, the Raptors offensive game plan has revolved around working the ball inside, as despite being a below-average team in pace they are 10th in made 2-point field goals per game.
Pistons Team Defense
The Pistons’ defense is presently ranked 20th in the league, allowing an average of 114.6 points per contest.
Inside the arc, the Pistons defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.0% and 36.1% from three-point territory.
Raptors Team Defense
The Raptors’ defense is presently ranked 10th in the league, allowing an average of 110.7 points per contest.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Raptors squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.2% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.6% from downtown.
Key Players For The Pistons And Raptors
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Cade Cunningham will be the primary scorer for the Pistons, with 13 points and going 5/12 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 21.2 points per game, in addition to 3.7 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Pascal Siakam as the leading scorer for the Raptors. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 16 while also collecting 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 48.7%, and his scoring average is 19.1 points per game.
Pistons vs Raptors Trends
- Through their last five road contests, the Pistons offense has averaged 110 points per game while allowing an average of 119. Detroit posted an overall record of 0-5 while going 2-3 ATS.
- Through their last ten home contests, the Raptors offense has averaged 109 points per game while allowing an average of 111. Toronto posted an overall record of 4-6 while going 5-5 ATS.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Pistons have a straight up record of 1-9. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-6.
- Although the Raptors have a strong straight up record in their last three games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 1-2.
Not only do we have the Raptors winning this one by a score of 110-100, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Raptors at -7.5.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 217.5, and our model projects the Pistons and Raptors to reach a combined total of 210 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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