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Detroit PistonsToronto Raptors
Feb 22, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors Odds

11-23TEAM RECORD9-23

Air Canada Centre features an NBA battle between the host Toronto Raptors and the visiting Detroit Pistons in betting action on Wednesday.

The Raptors bring a 9-23 record (17-14-1 ATS) to the battle against the 11-23 Pistons, who are 16-17-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 13-18-1 so far and the Pistons go 19-15.

View Detroit vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Pistons before tip-off in this one will find them as 3.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 186.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Raptors and the No. 29-ranked Pistons, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 86-85 result in favor of the Raptors.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 28-ranked offense (88.8 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 18 at 95.6 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 42.8% from the field per game, less than the Pistons have managed so far this season (42.9% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pistons own the league's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 96.1 points per game when on the road. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in home scoring.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 101-100 result against the Cavaliers on February 21. The Pistons covered in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 201 combined points took the game OVER the total. Detroit got 24 points from Brandon Knight but lost anyway 101-100 against the Cavaliers on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

In their last action, Toronto was a 98-91 loser at home against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Toronto got 24 points from DeMar DeRozan but lost anyway 98-91 against the Bobcats on Friday at Air Canada Centre.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 1-9
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Pistons at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, February 28
Toronto at Houston, Tuesday, February 28

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