Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 3/2/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+9.5)
The Detroit Pistons (9-25) go to Amalie Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Toronto Raptors (17-17). Toronto opens this matchup as 9.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 215.
The Detroit Pistons faced off with the New York Knicks and went home with a loss by a final score of 109-90 in their last contest. Detroit finished the contest having earned a 38.4% field goal percentage (28 out of 73) and made 9 out of their 32 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Pistons knocked down 25 of their 31 attempts for a percentage of 80.6%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 41 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 16 assists for the contest as well as forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In reference to defending, Detroit allowed 51.2% from the floor on 44 out of 86 shooting. New York doled out 23 dimes and had 9 steals in the matchup. On top of that, New York snagged 41 rebounds (6 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 7 rejections. New York finished the contest at 80.0% at the charity stripe by burying 8 of 10 shots. They made 13 out of their 26 attempts from long range.
Jerami Grant is a guy who had an impact in this contest. He scored 21 points on 7 out of 19 shooting. He played 30:56 minutes played and snagged 8 boards. Grant walked away from this one shooting 36.8% from the field but wasn't able to get an assist. An additional guy that came through in this matchup for the Pistons was Saddiq Bey. He grabbed 5 rebounds in his 31:58 min on the court. He ended up going 25.0% from the field for this contest by shooting 3-of-12 (10 points). When this game wrapped up, Bey wasn't able to get a dime.
Detroit will take the court with a record of 9-25 for the year. They cough up possession 14.7 times per contest and as a team they are committing 20.7 fouls per game. As a unit, Detroit is pulling down 42.7 rebounds per game and is sitting with 811 dimes this year, which ranks 19th in basketball in terms of passing. The Pistons are shooting 34.7% on shots from downtown (422 of 1,217) and 77.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 107.5 points per game (26th in the league) while shooting 43.8% from the field. When they are on defense, the Pistons are able to force 15.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.9 fouls. The Pistons defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.9% (511 of 710) and they surrender 45.5 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 20th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 855 surrendered on the year. They concede 37.6% on shots from distance and they rank 14th in the league in opponents points per game (112.0).
In their last game, the Toronto Raptors took home the win by a final score of 122-111 when they played the Houston Rockets. The Raptors were able to corral 37 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 in this matchup. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 6 steals in this matchup. The Rockets had 24 personal fouls for the contest which took the Raptors to the free throw line for a total of 27 tries. They were able to make 26 of the free throws for a rate of 96.3%. With regard to shots from distance, Toronto buried 16 of their 41 attempts (39.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Raptors shot 40 for 89 from the field which had them shooting 44.9%. The Raptors allowed the Rockets to knock down 39 out of 91 tries from the floor which had them shooting 42.9% for this game. They went 34.0% from 3-point land by going 16 of 47 and walked away from this one shooting 17 of 20 at the free throw line (85.0%). In regard to how they rebounded, Toronto permitted Houston to snag 37 overall (7 offensive).
Norman Powell was important for the Raptors for the contest. He knocked down 10 of 15 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and added 3 rebounds. Powell recorded 30 points in his 32:48 mins on the court and tallied 1 assist for the game. One more player that ended up playing a role for Toronto was Fred VanVleet. He came away with 4 assists in 38:08 mins on the court, and he knocked down 6 out of 23 from the floor. VanVleet ended the game having shot 26.1% from the field in addition to contributing 25 points and 4 rebounds.
Toronto has a record of 17-17 on the campaign. Toronto has totaled 3,837 pts so far this year (112.9 per game) and they snag 41.9 rebounds per game. The Raptors are responsible for committing 21.9 personal fouls every game and they go 83.2% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Raptors are connecting on 45.2% from the floor, which ranks 23rd in the NBA. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.1 times per contest (14th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.7 times per game. The Raptors on the defensive side of the court are 8th in basketball in PPG given up with 110.4. They have forced 16.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (7th in the league). The Toronto defense gives up 37.2% on shots from 3-point land (475 of 1,277) and opponents are knocking down 79.7% of their free throw shots. They concede 26.4 assists and 44.9 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 27th and 19th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto (-9.5) and over 215 points
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