Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 4/9/2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Monday, April 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 4 point favorites.
The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 57-22. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 111.7 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 38-41. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.5 points per game and surrendering 103.7, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 42-37-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 39-39-1 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 38-38-3 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 33-43-3 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out for season
04/06/18 F Reggie Bullock Knee is out for season
03/30/18 F Blake Griffin Ankle is out indefinitely
Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 23.1 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Reggie Jackson averages 14.8 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Andre Drummond averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 16 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 111.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.3 per game. The Raptors allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 23rd in the league with 103.5 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.27. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 22.6. The Pistons are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Pistons surrender 103.7 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.1 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season.
The Raptors are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 26th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Toronto is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Detroit is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Pistons are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +4
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