Sunday, February 12, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, February 12, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 25-29. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 101.9 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 32-22. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 109.2 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of 4.5.
Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Andre Drummond averages 14.7 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 13.8 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 43%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 27.9 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 23 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Detroit averages 101.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.37 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.2 per game. The Pistons allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Toronto averages 109.2 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 29th with 12.1 per game. The Raptors allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Raptors force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 106.5 and a defensive rating of 106.9. In terms of pace they average 95 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 114 and they have a defensive rating of 109.3. They get 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 25-29-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 27-27-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 31-22-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 32-22-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
02/11/17 F Aron Baynes Knee injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Toronto
Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/11/17 F Patrick Patterson Knee "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -5.5
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