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Pistons take on Raptors in hoops contest

Detroit PistonsToronto Raptors
25-39March 12, 2014, 07:00 | Air Canada Centre35-27

Detroit pays a visit to Toronto on Wednesday, hoping to send the Raptors to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Air Canada Centre.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Raptors currently sport a record of 35-27, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 37-24-1 ATS. The Pistons are 25-39 and 29-35 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Raptors post a 32-30 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pistons have gone 44-20 against the number.View Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

The Pistons were listed as 8-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 206.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 19-rated Pistons taking on the No. 7-rated Raptors in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-90 win for the Raptors on Wednesday.

In their last action, Detroit was a 99-89 winner at home against the Kings. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (188) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Detroit got 24 points from Josh Smith en route to a 99-89 victory over Sacramento on Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Raptors were a 101-97 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nets. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (198) made winners of OVER bettors. Toronto suffered a 101-97 loss against Brooklyn on Monday, getting 21 points from Kyle Lowry in a losing effort at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 100.31 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 26 at 103.61 PPG. The Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 44.27% so far, less than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 44.87% per game.

A few Pistons at Raptors trends to consider:
Detroit is 1-7-1 SU in its last 9 games
Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Toronto is 12-5-1 ATS in its last 18 games at home
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to Indiana, Saturday, March 15th
Toronto home to Memphis, Friday, March 14th