Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 2/26/2018
Monday, February 26, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The Detroit Pistons head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Monday, February 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Pistons head into this matchup with a mark of 28-30. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 103.3 points per contest while giving up 103.6 per game. The Raptors have an overall mark of 41-17. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 112.0 points per contest and giving up 103.7, which is a point differential of 8.3.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 26-30-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 25-32-1 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 32-26-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 31-27-0 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 for season
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Andre Drummond comes into this game averaging 15.1 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 15.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 63%. Blake Griffin averages 22 points per contest in 34.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.5 assists per game and 7.9 rebounds per contest for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
DeMar DeRozan has scored 23.9 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per game this season for the Raptors. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 5.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Kyle Lowry averages 16.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.7 rebounds per game and 6.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 103.3 points per contest this year, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.31 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 42.9 boards per contest and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.6 per game. The Pistons allow 103.6 points per contest which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 24.7 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 3rd in the NBA with 112 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.29. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.5 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 23.4. The Raptors are 27th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Raptors give up 103.7 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 42.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Detroit is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Toronto is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 28th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit +9.5
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