Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons Prediction 3/13/2024

The Toronto Raptors (23-42) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (11-53) on Wednesday, March 13th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on BSDE. The Pistons are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Raptors are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hornets. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Raptors vs Pistons

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The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Toronto’s most recently played the Nuggets and lost with a final score of 125-119. Despite losin the game straight-up, the Raptors did cover the spread as +17 point underdogs. The over/under line entering this matchup was 231 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

In their last ten games, the Raptors are 4-6 and have an overall record of 23-42 as they prepare to take on the Pistons. In Eastern Conference games, the Raptors are 16-23 and are 7-19 against non-conference opponents.

Toronto has an overall ATS record of 31-34 as they come into today’s game. On the road, the Raptors have an ATS record of 18-15, as opposed to a 13-19 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Pistons Are Coming Off A Win

The Pistons won vs. the Hornets in their most recent game, ending with a score of 114-97. the Pistons entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 53-46.

So far this season, the Pistons are 11-53 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. At home, the Pistons are 6-26 compared to a road record of 5-27.

Detroit has an overall ATS record of 32-31 for the season so far. This season, Detroit has a 2-4 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 30-27 as underdogs.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

This season, the Toronto offense is ranked 16th in the NBA in scoring at 114.2 points per game.

This season, the Raptors are ranked 16th in the NBA with an average of 114.2 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 117.2 points per game compared to 111.2 at home.

So far, Toronto has outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.7% of their games this season. In terms of pace, the Raptors are 13th in the league at 99.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Raptors are 15th in field goal percentage at 47%. Inside the arc, Toronto is 16th in two-point shooting percentage (54%). From three-point range, they are 22nd in the league at 35%.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

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Through 64 games games, Detroit is averaging 112.4 points per game (21st).

When it comes to scoring, the Pistons are 21st in the NBA at 112.4 points per game. At home, they are averaging 112.0 points per game.

So far this season, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 32.8% of their games. In terms of pace, Detroit is 8th in the league at 100.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Pistons are 17th in field goal percentage at 47%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 29th in made threes per game and 20th in three-point field goal percentage.

Raptors Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Raptors is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 118.3 points per game (24th). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Raptors defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.0% while allowing 37.4% from downtown.

Pistons Team Defense

The Pistons’ defense is presently ranked 27th in the league, allowing an average of 120.8 points per contest. So far this season, the Pistons’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 1st in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 26.1 times per game vs. Detroit.

Key Players For The Raptors And Pistons

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Immanuel Quickley as the primary point contributor for the Raptors, finishing with 17 points while maintaining a 6/13 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 16.4 points per game, in addition to 3.6 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Cade Cunningham as the leading scorer for the Pistons. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 22 while also collecting 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 45.3% and is averaging 22.6 points per contest.

Raptors vs Pistons Trends

  • In their last five road games, Toronto has averaged 120 points per game while allowing 123. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 4-1.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Detroit has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 106 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Raptors have a straight up record of 0-5. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Pistons have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.

Raptors vs Pistons Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +3.5, we recommend going with the Raptors on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 233 and given that our model is projecting 219 points between the teams, we like the under.

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