Pistons Face Raptors to Kick off ESPN NBA Coverage

Detroit Pistons Basketball

Pistons Look for Answers as they Face Raptors

The Eastern Conference leading Toronto Raptors battle the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday night. The game will kick-off ESPN’s Wednesday night coverage. Tip-off is set for 8 pm EST.

Oddsmakers opened the Raptors as -5-point favorites versus the Pistons, while the game’s total opened at 215. The line has held steady, but the total has dropped to 212.5.

Blake Griffin was supposed to lead the Detroit Pistons to the promised land. The blockbuster trade they made with the Los Angeles Clippershas failed to turn their season around. They have lost nine of their last 11 games. The team just got swept on a three-game road trip.

Detroit was a 112-90 loser in its last match on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers. They failed to cover the +6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 202 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Detroit fell apart in the second half at Cleveland on Monday. It resulted in a 112-90 loss. The Cavs outscored the Pistons 58-41 after halftime. Cleveland had such a big lead that their starters sat in the fourth quarter.

The Pistons shot 39.1 percent from the field and got outrebounded 53-40.

Pistons Can’t Put Full Game Together

They also lost over the weekend to pitiful Orlando in overtime. Then the Pistons came up empty in the late going to Miami. The Heat and Milwaukee now hold the last two playoff spots. Detroit is 5-games down at the moment.

Griffin has broken out of a bad shooting slump. He has averaged 28 points and 5.5 assists over the past two games. HIs teammates have not been too much help. Andre Drummond and Reggie Bullock are the only other players who have reached double figures in those losses.

Toronto stretched its winning streak to five games Tuesday by pulling away from Atlanta 106-90. Toronto has won 12 of its last 13 games. They haven’t lost more than two straight all season.

The Raptors pummeled the Pistons last week in Toronto, 123-94. They shot 52.4 percent and made 17 threes while outscoring Detroit in every quarter.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Toronto 46-17 36-27 111.84 103.11 8.73 18-14 18-13 31-31-1 14-17-1 17-14
Detroit 29-35 27-35-2 102.89 104.14 -1.25 13-19-1 14-16-1 27-35-2 15-18 12-17-2
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
TOR 23.65 12.67 1.87
DET 22.55 13.08 1.72
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
TOR 9.63 33.83 43.46
DET 10.31 32.83 43.14
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
TOR 47.02 44.56 2.46
DET 44.78 46.28 -1.5
Team Records

Toronto Raptors

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 46-17 27-5 19-12 36-27 18-14 18-13 111.84 103.11 8.73
Last 10 9-1 5-1 4-0 7-3 3-3 4-0 114.30 100.40 13.90
vs Div 8-3 6-0 2-3 7-4 6-0 1-4 110.36 97.45 12.91
vs EAST 30-8 19-3 11-5 23-15 13-9 10-6 113.34 101.84 11.50
vs WEST 16-9 8-2 8-7 13-12 5-5 8-7 109.56 105.04 4.52

Detroit Pistons

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 29-35 20-13 9-22 27-35-2 13-19-1 14-16-1 102.89 104.14 -1.25
Last 10 2-8 2-2 0-6 1-9 1-3 0-6 101.40 110.00 -8.60
vs Div 6-7 5-1 1-6 7-5-1 5-1 2-4-1 103.62 103.15 0.47
vs EAST 18-25 13-7 5-18 15-27-1 7-13 8-14-1 102.98 105.00 -2.02
vs WEST 11-10 7-6 4-4 12-8-1 6-6-1 6-2 102.71 102.38 0.33

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 111.84 4 104.14 9
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 110.90 3 102.45 6
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 41.71 22 42.70 17
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 102.89 24 103.11 6
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 105.03 21 105.39 9
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 44.79 10 43.42 11

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Toronto 7-3 4-5-1 5-4-1 104.00 49.10 43.91 41.80 80/253 7.50
Detroit 3-7 5-4-1 5-4-1 97.30 51.20 47.53 42.90 90/238 6.80

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Feb 26, 2018 DET 94 TOR 123 -10 TOR 217 P TOR TOR TOR 53 59 38.3 52.5 42 47 7/22 17/38 11 10
Jan 17, 2018 DET 91 TOR 96 -8.5 DET 212.5 U TOR TOR TOR 51 54 42 42.5 42 49 10/28 11/31 14 6
Apr 5, 2017 TOR 105 DET 102 3 Push 201.5 O DET DET TOR 46 56 47.1 52.5 35 45 10/30 7/21 8 5
Mar 17, 2017 TOR 87 DET 75 -3.5 TOR 201 U TOR TOR TOR 40 38 38.5 34.9 53 49 9/27 3/20 5 5
Feb 12, 2017 DET 102 TOR 101 -7 DET 213 U TOR DET Push 45 51 42.9 50.7 41 38 8/31 8/16 8 4
Oct 26, 2016 DET 91 TOR 109 -6.5 TOR 196.5 O TOR TOR DET 46 58 41.7 47.7 40 51 4/22 3/18 8 8
Feb 28, 2016 TOR 101 DET 114 -1.5 DET 199 O DET DET DET 52 52 48.8 57.7 32 38 10/21 12/23 5 2
Feb 8, 2016 TOR 103 DET 89 2 TOR 206 U TOR DET TOR 49 43 55.7 45 36 39 11/20 8/28 11 7
Jan 30, 2016 DET 107 TOR 111 -7.5 DET 204.5 O TOR TOR DET 47 55 44.3 46.2 40 45 9/29 4/14 10 9
Mar 24, 2015 TOR 104 DET 108 4 DET 204.5 O TOR TOR DET 48 60 46.7 43 43 42 7/23 12/29 2 5

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Toronto Raptors

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 6, 2018 ATL 106-90 W -12.5 217 W/U 38.64 84.85 10 H
Mar 4, 2018 CHR 103-98 W -8.5 218 L/U 42.17 77.78 12 H
Mar 2, 2018 WAS 102-95 W -3.5 216.5 W/U 46.15 62.50 10 A
Feb 28, 2018 ORL 117-104 W -9 222 W/U 54.22 62.50 12 A
Feb 26, 2018 DET 123-94 W -10 217 W/P 52.50 95.65 17 H

Detroit Pistons

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 5, 2018 CLE 90-112 L 6 220.5 L/U 39.08 66.67 12 A
Mar 3, 2018 MIA 96-105 L 5 203.5 L/U 41.57 71.43 7 A
Mar 2, 2018 ORL 106-115 L -2.5 213.5 L/O 43.48 58.33 12 A
Feb 28, 2018 MIL 110-87 W -1 210 W/U 44.21 77.27 9 H
Feb 26, 2018 TOR 94-123 L 10 217 L/P 38.30 75.00 7 A

Next up:
Toronto home to Houston Friday, March 9
Detroit home to Chicago Friday, March 9

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