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Pointspread favors Pistons in battle with Raptors

Toronto RaptorsDetroit Pistons
April 22, 6:00 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons Odds

22-41TEAM RECORD23-40

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Sunday when the Raptors of Toronto hit the hard court against the Pistons of Detroit.

Detroit will face the 22-41 Raptors, who own a 34-28-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Pistons are 36-27 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Raptors are 26-35-2 favoring the OVER.

View Toronto vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Pistons as 5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 186, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 21-rated Raptors taking on the No. 29-rated Pistons in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 89-88 win for the Raptors on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 27-rated squad against Toronto's No. 21-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 26 in the league with 4.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 5.5 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 95.5 points per game when on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in home scoring.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 96-72 loser as they battled the Heat on the road. The Raptors failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 168 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Toronto was run off the court by the Heat on Wednesday as Miami blasted them 96-72 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Detroit was a 91-80 loser in its last match at home against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 171 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tayshaun Prince scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Pistons to victory (they lost 91-80 to Minnesota at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Thursday).

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Raptors at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 11 games
Toronto is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Toronto is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games at home
Detroit is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Toronto
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Milwaukee, Monday, April 23
Detroit at Indiana, Monday, April 23

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