Sunday, February 28, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Toronto Raptors travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, February 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 39-18 and a road record of 18-12. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 97.6 per contest. Toronto is 9-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 26-9. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Pistons have an overall record of 29-29 and a home record of 17-11. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 100.7, good for a point differential of 0.9. Detroit has a division record of 6-6 and a conference record of 18-16. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.4 points per game in 37 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Reggie Jackson averages 19.4 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Andre Drummond averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.9 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 36%.
Toronto averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.4 per game. The Raptors allow 97.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Detroit averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 57.2 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 10th with 13.7 per game. The Pistons allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Pistons force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Raptors average 101 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 111.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.7 per contest. The Raptors have an offensive rating of 109.4 and a defensive rating of 104.3. In terms of pace they average 93.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Pistons score 104.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 104.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.2 points per game. The Pistons rating on offense is 105 and they have a defensive rating of 104.1. They get 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 31-25-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 30-25-2 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 29-27-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 30-28-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
02/26/16 F Anthony Tolliver Leg expected to miss 2-4 weeks
02/26/16 PG Spencer Dinwiddie Ankle doubtful Saturday vs. Milwaukee
02/24/16 F Stanley Johnson Shoulder expected to miss 1-2 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto
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