Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 1/14/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Friday, January 14, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Little Caesars Arena is the location where the Detroit Pistons (9-31) will take on the Toronto Raptors (20-18) on Friday.
The Raptors took the court against the Suns and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 99-95 in their last game. Toronto finished the game with a 40.4% FG percentage (36 out of 89) and converted 8 out of their 37 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Raptors converted 15 of their 25 tries for a rate of 60.0%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned a total of 47 with 22 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 15 dimes for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 2 turnovers and earning 11 steals. With respect to defense, Toronto allowed 47.3% from the floor on 35 of 74 shooting. Phoenix distributed 39 assists and had 25 steals in this matchup. In addition, Phoenix snagged 29 rebounds (10 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Phoenix ended up shooting 81.8% when shooting free throws by converting 18 of their 22 shots. They buried 11 out of their 32 shots from 3-point range. Concerning personal fouls, the Raptors ended up walking away with 20 and the Suns had 20 personal fouls.
Chris Boucher is a guy who was a contributor for the contest. Boucher went 44.4% from the field but finished the game without an assist. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes and also grabbed 16 boards. He accounted for 13 points on 4 of 9 shooting.
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Toronto comes into this contest with a record of 20-18 for the campaign. They cough up possession 12.7 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.8 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Toronto is collecting 45.0 boards per contest and has racked up 826 assists this year, which is 30th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Raptors are shooting 34.3% on three-point shots (454 of 1,322) and 76.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 107.8 pts per contest (17th in basketball) while shooting 44.0% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Raptors are forcing their opponents into 16.3 turnovers per game and they draw 18.4 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.3% on three-point shots and they are 11th in the league in points per game from their opponents (106.4). The Raptors are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.7% (1,456 of 3,187) and they surrender 44.1 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 6th in the league in giving up assists with 917 relinquished so far this season.
In their last game, the Pistons took a loss by a score of 133-87 when they played the Bulls. Concerning rebounds, Detroit allowed Chicago to get 47 overall (14 offensive). They finished 52.9% from downtown by connecting on 18 out of 34 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 19 at the free throw line (78.9%). The Pistons permitted the Bulls to make 50 out of 92 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 54.3% in this matchup. When all was said and done, the Pistons shot 30 for 89 from the floor which had them shooting 33.7%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Detroit made 6 of their 35 tries (17.1%). They were able to make 21 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. The Bulls earned 17 fouls in the matchup which took the Pistons to the free throw line for a total of 27 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 18 times, while earning 9 steals in this game. The Pistons corralled 26 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards for a total of 41 in the matchup.
Isaiah Stewart ended up being a factor for the Pistons in this game. He converted 4 of 8 in the game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 7 rebounds. Stewart racked up 11 points in his 28 mins on the court and totaled 2 assists for the contest.
Detroit has a win-loss mark of 9-31 for the campaign. The Pistons commit 20.7 personal fouls per game and they connect on 77.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 22.0 times per contest (27th in basketball) and they turn it over 15.3 times per game. Detroit has 4,049 points this season (101.2 per game) and they pull down 42.9 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Pistons are connecting on 41.5% from the field, which has them ranked 29th in the NBA.
The Detroit defense allows 36.8% on three-point shots (490 of 1,330) and opponents are converting on 77.0% of their foul shots. They have allowed 25.3 assists and 47.0 boards every game, which is 26th and 25th in the NBA. The Pistons on defense are ranked 23rd in the league in PPG given up with 111.3. They are able to force 15.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.4% from the floor (29th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit
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