Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The Detroit Pistons head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 8.5 point favorites.
The Pistons head into this matchup with a mark of 22-20. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 102.4 points per contest while giving up 101.9 per game. The Raptors have an overall record of 29-13. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 112.3 points per game and surrendering 104.6, good for a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 23-17-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 17-25-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 24-18-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 23-19-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
01/15/18 F Stanley Johnson Hip is "?" Wednesday vs Toronto
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/15/18 PG Fred VanVleet Knee left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Detroit
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 18.2 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Andre Drummond averages 14.3 points per contest in 32.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 14.9 rebounds per contest for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Serge Ibaka has scored 13.7 points per contest while playing 28.1 minutes per game this season for the Raptors. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 0.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. DeMar DeRozan averages 25.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.2 rebounds per game and 5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 102.4 points per contest this year, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.52 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 42.1 boards per contest and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 14 per game. The Pistons allow 101.9 points per contest which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 3rd in the NBA with 112.3 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.74. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.2 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 22.8. The Raptors are 27th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Raptors give up 104.6 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.3 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 42.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Detroit is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Toronto is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league. The Raptors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.7, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 6th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit +8.5
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