Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors 11/13/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+9.5)
The Toronto Raptors (7-6) will go up against the Detroit Pistons (2-8) at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday. Toronto opens as 9.5-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 201.5.
The Pistons faced the Rockets and took home the win by a score of 112-104 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Pistons ended up walking away with 26 and the Rockets recorded 13 personal fouls. They also made 12 of their 34 tries from three-point range. Houston walked away from this one shooting 64.7% when shooting free throws by making 22 of their 34 attempts. Additionally, Houston pulled down 34 boards (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Houston earned 42 dimes and had 17 steals for the contest. With respect to the defense, Detroit allowed their opponent to shoot 42.7% from the floor on 35 of 82 shooting. They also doled out 23 dimes for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned 49 with 16 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Pistons buried 12 of 18 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. Detroit ended the game with a 43.3% field goal percentage (42 of 97) and made 16 out of their 48 3-point shots.
Jerami Grant is one player who was a contributor in this matchup. He recorded 35 points on 12 of 23 shooting. He played for 35 mins and also snagged 5 boards. Grant ended up shooting 52.2% from the field and also earned 3 assists.
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Detroit comes into this contest with a mark of 2-8 on the season. They have an average of 96.6 points per contest (30th in the league) while connecting on 39.8% from the field. The Pistons are connecting on 28.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (105 of 369) and 73.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Detroit is collecting 42.7 boards per game and has 208 assists on the campaign, which is 29th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 15.2 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.4 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Pistons have forced 17.0 turnovers per game and they draw 19.9 fouls. They give up 41.7% on three-point shots and they are ranked 14th in the NBA in PPG allowed (106.9). The Pistons are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.9% (395 of 824) and they concede 46.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 6th in the NBA in allowing assists with 231 relinquished for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Raptors went home victorious with a score of 115-109 when they faced the 76ers. Concerning cleaning the glass, Toronto permitted Philadelphia to grab 30 in total (9 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 32.4% from downtown by shooting 11 of 34 and ended up going 18 out of 19 from the free throw line (94.7%). The Raptors permitted the 76ers to convert 40 of their 88 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 45.5% for the contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Raptors shot 42 for 96 from the floor which had them shooting 43.8%. In terms of 3-pointers, Toronto converted 14 of 33 attempts (42.4%). They were able to make 17 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 100.0%. The 76ers were called for 12 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Raptors to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They also coughed it up 11 times, while getting 9 steals for this contest. The Raptors corralled 31 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards totaling 47 in the matchup.
Fred VanVleet ended up being a major contributor for the Raptors for the game. He buried 11 out of 22 in this game for a rate of 50.0%, and earned 6 rebounds. VanVleet recorded 32 points in his 40 minutes of playing time and accumulated 7 assists for the matchup.
Toronto has a mark of 7-6 on the campaign. The Raptors commit 18.7 personal fouls every game and they connect on 78.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 20.5 times per game (28th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per game. Toronto has earned 1,355 pts on the campaign (104.2 per game) and they collect 45.9 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Raptors are hitting on 43.4% from the floor, which ranks them 24th in the league.
The Toronto defense gives up 35.0% on 3-point shots (153 of 437) and their opponents are knocking down 79.8% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 22.7 assists and 42.5 total boards per game, which is ranked 13th and 3rd in the league. The Raptors on the defensive side of the court are 4th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 102.5. They are forcing 16.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (20th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (-9.5)
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