Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 11/19/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
The Toronto Raptors (5-6) host the Detroit Pistons (2-10) at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday.
The Pistons took the court against the Hawks and ended up losing by a score of 126-120 in their last contest. Detroit ended the contest with a 52.2% FG percentage (47 out of 90) and made 10 of their 29 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pistons knocked down 16 of their 23 tries for a percentage of 69.6%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they earned 42 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 36 dimes for this contest in addition to creating 14 turnovers and having 9 steals. Pertaining to defending, Detroit let their opponent shoot 51.7% from the field on 45 out of 87 shooting. Atlanta totaled 28 assists and had 9 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Atlanta grabbed 41 rebounds (10 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Atlanta walked away from this one shooting 92.3% at the free throw line by making 24 of their 26 shots. They knocked down 12 of 33 attempts from long range. With respect to personal fouls, the Pistons walked away with 20 and the Hawks totaled 19 personal fouls.
Marvin Bagley III is one guy who came through in the game. He ended up walking away with 22 points on 9 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 minutes played and totaled 11 boards. Bagley ended up shooting 75.0% from the floor and distributed 1 assist.
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Detroit will enter this contest with a record of 2-10 for the season. They have an average of 110.6 points per contest (23rd in basketball) while shooting 46.7% from the floor. The Pistons are hitting 36.2% on three-point attempts (129 of 356) and 81.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Detroit is pulling down 46.1 rebounds per game and has 336 assists for the year, which is 3rd in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn it over 17.5 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 24.1 personal fouls every game.
Defensively, the Pistons have forced 12.2 turnovers every game while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 9th in basketball in giving up assists with 276 surrendered so far this year. The Pistons are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.1% (484 of 1,051) and they surrender 41.3 boards per game as a group. They are surrendering 35.2% from 3-point land and they are ranked 19th in basketball in points per game allowed (115.2).
In their last game, the Raptors took a loss by a final score of 128-112 against the Bucks. Regarding cleaning the glass, Toronto allowed Milwaukee to grab 41 in total (9 on the offensive glass). They shot 51.3% from 3-point land by shooting 20 of 39 and finished the contest at 20 of 21 at the free throw line (95.2%). The Raptors allowed the Bucks to make 44 of their 85 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 51.8% for this game. When the game finished, the Raptors ended up shooting 38 for 96 from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.6%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Toronto knocked down 9 of 33 attempts (27.3%). They were able to bury 27 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 87.1%. The Bucks earned 25 personal fouls in this game which got the Raptors to the charity stripe for a total of 31 attempts. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 10 steals in the game. The Raptors pulled down 29 defensive boards and 26 offensive boards totaling 55 for this game.
Scottie Barnes ended up being a major contributor for the Raptors in this contest. He converted 11 out of 19 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 57.9%, and had 9 rebounds. Barnes tallied 29 points in his 31 mins of playing time and tallied 7 assists in this matchup.
Toronto has a mark of 5-6 on the year. The Raptors are responsible for committing 19.5 personal fouls per contest while shooting 73.0% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 27.4 times per contest (6th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 15.3 times per contest. Toronto has accounted for 1,194 pts on the season (108.5 per game) and they snag 46.9 rebounds per contest. As an offensive unit, the Raptors are connecting on 45.2% from the floor, which ranks 24th in basketball.
The Raptors on the defensive end are ranked 8th in the NBA in PPG given up with 110.9. They have forced 15.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the floor (15th in the league). The Toronto defense surrenders 35.6% from downtown (133 of 374) and their opposition makes 77.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 24.1 assists and 44.6 total boards per game, which ranks them 8th and 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit
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