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Raptors vs Pistons Betting Preview

Detroit PistonsToronto Raptors
14-21January 08, 2014, 07:00 | Air Canada Centre16-17

The Raptors will be trying to slam the Pistons on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Air Canada Centre in NBA betting action.

Toronto will face the 14-21 Pistons, who own a 15-20 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Raptors are 17-16 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pistons are 25-10 favoring the OVER.

View Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Pistons before tip-off in this one found them as 5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 197 at TopBet.

The Raptors sit at No. 12 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pistons are at No. 24 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Raptors will win this game 93-89.

Detroit lost its last outing, an 89-85 result against the Knicks on January 7. The Pistons failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 174 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Detroit got 21 points and 12 rebounds from Josh Smith in a losing cause in an 89-85 loss to New York on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

The Raptors were an 86-79 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pacers. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (165) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Raptors wasted a 28-point performance from DeMar DeRozan as Indiana ran past them 86-79 on Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 18-ranked offense (98.42 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 23 at 102.09 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 43.59% from the field per game, less than the Pistons have managed so far this season (44.64% on average).

A few Pistons at Raptors trends to consider:
Detroit is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Toronto is 5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Toronto is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Philadelphia, Friday, January 10th
Toronto home to New Jersey, Saturday, January 11th