Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons in NBA odds tilt
Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Pistons travelling to Toronto Monday to face the Raptors on Monday.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Raptors are 27-46 so far on the season, and 34-38-1 ATS vs. the number. The Pistons, meanwhile, are 24-50 and 33-41 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 38-35 and the Pistons go 35-38-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 23-rated Raptors and the No. 25-rated Pistons in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 95-92 win for the Raptors on Monday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 16-ranked offense (97.1 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 17 at 98.9 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 44.3% from the field per game, less than the Pistons have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pistons own the league's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 101.2 points per game when playing on the road. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring on their home court.
Detroit was a 95-94 loser in its last match on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 189 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Pistons wasted a 25-point performance from Rodney Stuckey as Chicago ran past them 95-94 on Sunday at United Center.
Toronto lost its last outing, a 109-92 result against the Wizards on March 31. The Raptors failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 201 combined points took the game OVER the total. Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Raptors to victory (they lost 109-92 to Washington at Verizon Center on Sunday).
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Pistons at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Toronto
Detroit is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
Toronto is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
Detroit at Boston, Wednesday, April 3
Toronto home to Washington, Wednesday, April 3