Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons

 

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

The Toronto Raptors will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak when they face the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. The Raptors are coming off a 122-117 loss to Portland as two-point underdogs. The Pistons are coming off a 106-92 loss to Washington as 5.5-point underdogs.

Detroit and Toronto have split their last 10 meetings.

Raptors Trying To End Slump

The Raptors are struggling at the moment and have lost 11 of their last 12 games, which has dropped them 3.5 games behind the Miami Heat, who are currently eighth in the Eastern Conference standings. They will try to put an end to their losing streak with a win over the Pistons, which will help keep them within reach of the Heat.

Toronto is averaging 112.2 points per game. They finished with 117 points in their last game, making 44.8 percent of their field goals and 33.3 percent of their three-pointers.

Pascal Siakam led the way for Toronto with 26 points and eight rebounds. Fred VanVleet finished with 20 points, five rebounds, and eight assists, while OG Anunoby added 19 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists for the Raptors.

Toronto has struggled defensively, giving up 112.4 points per game. They gave up 122 points in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to win this game.

Pistons Trying To Snap Four-Game Losing Streak

The Pistons aren’t playing well and have lost their last four games. They will try to snap their losing streak with a win over the Raptors, which will give them their third win in their last seven games.

Detroit is one of the worst offensive teams in the league, averaging 107.3 points per game. They finished with 92 points in their last game, making 38.8 percent of their field goals and 34.5 percent of their three-pointers.

Wayne Ellington led the way for Detroit with 15 points and two rebounds. Mason Plumlee finished with 11 points and eight rebounds, while Isaiah Stewart also added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Pistons.

Detroit is one of the best defensive teams in the league, giving up 110.9 points per game. They gave up 106 points in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to get the win.

The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

Neither team is playing well at the moment, but the Raptors are playing on consecutive nights, so fatigue will be a factor for them. The Pistons have struggled offensively, but they have done a better job in recent games, making 45.6 percent of their field goals in their last three games. They shot over 50 percent from the field in their first two games against the Raptors and won’t have trouble scoring against them in this game. The Pistons have done a better job on the defensive end, and play better at home, where they are giving up less than 110 points per game. They also do a good job creating turnovers and will take advantage of the Raptors, who have done a terrible job taking care of the ball, especially on the road. With the Pistons winning five of the last eight games between the two teams, Detroit to cover makes the most sense here.

Prediction:
Detroit Pistons +4.5

Want another opinion on this pick?

Visit WinnersAndWhiners.com

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

The Pistons are averaging 107.3 points per game, but their average drops to 106.2 points per game at home. They play at a slow pace, averaging 101.9 possessions per game, and will be held under their average by the Raptors, who held their last three opponents to 110.7 points per game. The Raptors are averaging 112.2 points per game, and they play better on the road, averaging 113 points per game. They averaged 108.5 points in two games against the Pistons and will be held under their average once again by the Pistons, who are giving up 108.5 points per game at home, making the under the best bet here.

Prediction:
Under 219