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.


Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Team Records

Toronto Raptors

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 109-15-14-07-33-34-0114.30100.4013.90
vs Div8-36-02-37-46-01-4110.3697.4512.91
vs EAST30-819-311-523-1513-910-6113.34101.8411.50
vs WEST16-98-28-713-125-58-7109.56105.044.52

Detroit Pistons

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 102-82-20-61-91-30-6101.40110.00-8.60
vs Div6-75-11-67-5-15-12-4-1103.62103.150.47
vs EAST18-2513-75-1815-27-17-138-14-1102.98105.00-2.02
vs WEST11-107-64-412-8-16-6-16-2102.71102.380.33


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense111.844104.149
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense110.903102.456
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed41.712242.7017
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense102.8924103.116
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense105.0321105.399
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed44.791043.4211

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Feb 26, 2018DET94TOR123-10TOR217PTORTORTOR535938.352.542477/2217/381110
Jan 17, 2018DET91TOR96-8.5DET212.5UTORTORTOR51544242.5424910/2811/31146
Apr 5, 2017TOR105DET1023Push201.5ODETDETTOR465647.152.5354510/307/2185
Mar 17, 2017TOR87DET75-3.5TOR201UTORTORTOR403838.534.953499/273/2055
Feb 12, 2017DET102TOR101-7DET213UTORDETPush455142.950.741388/318/1684
Oct 26, 2016DET91TOR109-6.5TOR196.5OTORTORDET465841.747.740514/223/1888
Feb 28, 2016TOR101DET114-1.5DET199ODETDETDET525248.857.7323810/2112/2352
Feb 8, 2016TOR103DET892TOR206UTORDETTOR494355.745363911/208/28117
Jan 30, 2016DET107TOR111-7.5DET204.5OTORTORDET475544.346.240459/294/14109
Mar 24, 2015TOR104DET1084DET204.5OTORTORDET486046.74343427/2312/2925

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Toronto Raptors

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Mar 6, 2018ATL106-90W-12.5217W/U38.6484.8510H
Mar 4, 2018CHR103-98W-8.5218L/U42.1777.7812H
Mar 2, 2018WAS102-95W-3.5216.5W/U46.1562.5010A
Feb 28, 2018ORL117-104W-9222W/U54.2262.5012A
Feb 26, 2018DET123-94W-10217W/P52.5095.6517H

Detroit Pistons

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Mar 5, 2018CLE90-112L6220.5L/U39.0866.6712A
Mar 3, 2018MIA96-105L5203.5L/U41.5771.437A
Mar 2, 2018ORL106-115L-2.5213.5L/O43.4858.3312A
Feb 28, 2018MIL110-87W-1210W/U44.2177.279H
Feb 26, 2018TOR94-123L10217L/P38.3075.007A

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

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