Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/9/2014
Wednesday, March 12, 7:00 PM on FSDT
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
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The Detroit Pistons visited the Toronto Raptors back on Jan. 8 of this year. Toronto was able to hold on at home by a score of 112-91. Kyle Lowry led the Raptors with 21 points, five rebounds, nine assists and a steal. This game was tight at first but then selfish and sloppy play aided the Pistons in falling flat. This Pistons played poorly in the second half, only scoring 37 points while Toronto had 62 points in the half.
The third quarter started with an 8-0 run by the Raptors and they never looked back. Another point to note in the win is that Toronto went 31 of 34 at the charity stripe while the Pistons were just 19 of 35.
Also adding to the Raptors final tally was Amir Johnson with 10 points, 11 rebounds, an assist, a steal and four blocks. Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two blocks while DeMar DeRozan added 19 points, six rebounds, and four assists.
The Pistons were led by Brandon Jennings with 22 points, three rebounds and nine assists.
Under is 5-5 over the last 10 meetings between these two teams
Detroit is 2-3 ATS over the last five games in Toronto
Detroit is 4-6 ATS over their last 10 games overall
Toronto is 6-3-1 ATS over their last 10 games
Injuries to Watch
02/20/14 G Chauncey Billups Knee out indefinitely
No key injuries to report for Toronto
Over the last 10 head-to-head games between Detroit and Toronto, the Raptors are 6-4 against the spread and have covered in three of the last five home games against the Pistons.
The Raptors have played well over the course of the last month ATS covering at an over 50 percent clip.
On the other hand, the Pistons have been playing below .500 against the spread over the last month and haven't performed well against Toronto on the road. They are 2-3 ATS over the last five games they've played in Toronto.
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