Raptors vs Pistons Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/31/2020
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -5.5
Derrick Rose and the Detroit Pistons (17-32, 4th in the Central Division) play the Toronto Raptors (33-14, 1st in the Atlantic Division) at Little Caesars Arena on Friday, January 31, 2020. Detroit opens this game as 5.5 point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 220.
The Raptors are covering 57.5% of the time, having gone 27-20-0 ATS. Detroit is covering 35.4% of the time, going 17-31-1 against the spread.
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/30/20 SF OG Anunoby Shoulder is probable Thursday vs Cleveland
01/29/20 C Marc Gasol Hamstring is out Thursday vs Cleveland
01/29/20 SF Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle is out Thursday vs Cleveland
01/28/20 SG Patrick McCaw Nose is questionable Thursday vs Cleveland
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Pascal Siakam averages 23.8 points per game in 35.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Derrick Rose averages 18.9 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Andre Drummond averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.6 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 112.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.5 per game. The Raptors allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 20th in the league with 109.3 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Pistons are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.5. The Pistons surrender 111.5 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game.
The Raptors are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 2nd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Toronto is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Detroit is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Pistons are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 21st. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 8th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -5.5
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