Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 3/3/2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 46-17. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.5 as they average 114.3 points per game while giving up 108.8 per contest. The Pistons have an overall mark of 29-31. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 107.0 points per contest and give up 108.1, which is a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 27-34-2 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 34-29-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 28-31-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 27-32-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/13/19 PG Fred VanVleet Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kyle Lowry averages 14.4 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest. He averages 9.2 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 27.0 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Andre Drummond averages 17.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.1 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 56%. Blake Griffin averages 25.7 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 108.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Toronto averages 114.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 18th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 108.1 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 24.0 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Detroit is 23rd in the league with 107.0 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 22.3. The Pistons are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Raptors are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113, and their defensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Toronto is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
Detroit is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Pistons are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 27th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +5
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