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Raptors take on Pistons in hoops contest

Toronto RaptorsDetroit Pistons
March 29, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons Odds

26-45TEAM RECORD24-48

The Pistons will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Raptors tip off at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday in NBA play.

The Pistons sport records of 24-48 and 32-40 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Raptors sit at 26-45 and 33-37-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 34-37-1 for the Pistons and 37-34 for the Raptors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Raptors before tip-off in this one found them as 1.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 195.5 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 22-rated Raptors taking on the No. 24-rated Pistons in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 95-92 win for the Raptors on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 14-rated squad against Toronto's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 23 in the league with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 7.1 per outing.

Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.5 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.

The Raptors were a 107-88 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (195) made winners of OVER bettors. Toronto suffered a 107-88 loss against Atlanta on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Jonas Valanciunas in a losing effort at Air Canada Centre.

The Pistons were a 105-82 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (187) made winners of UNDER bettors. Detroit was run off the court by the Timberwolves on Tuesday as Minnesota blasted them 105-82 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9

A few Raptors at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Toronto is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Detroit is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Toronto
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto
Detroit is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games

Next up:
Toronto at Washington, Sunday, March 31
Detroit at Chicago, Sunday, March 31