Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 11/14/2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 10 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 6-6. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -1.2 as they average 110.1 points per game while giving up 111.3 per contest. The Raptors have an overall mark of 12-2. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 117.4 points per contest and give up 109.4, which is a point differential of 8.0.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 5-7-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 8-5-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 9-4-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/25/18 G Luke Kennard Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/13/18 SF CJ Miles Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Detroit
11/06/18 SF Norman Powell Shoulder is out indefinitely
Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 24.1 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Reggie Jackson averages 15.9 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 24.0 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Kyle Lowry averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 11.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 110.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.2 per game. The Pistons allow 111.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 4th in the league with 117.4 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 8.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 46.5 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 25.0. The Raptors are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Raptors surrender 109.4 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.0 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 44.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors were 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game last season.
The Pistons are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 107.5, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 8th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Detroit is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Toronto is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 25th in the league. The Raptors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.9, and their defensive rating of 108 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit +10
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