Pistons vs. Raptors Pick

NBA Predictions: Are Lowry, Raptors too strong for Pistons? 1/17/18

Will the host Toronto Raptors cover the spread at home tonight when they entertain the Detroit Pistons at 7:30PM ET?

Who Oddsmakers Like: Toronto. According to oddsmakers at Bpvada.lv, the Raptors are listed as an 8.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 214 points. The spread has not moved since opening at -8.5, but the over-under has increased from 211.

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Who the Public Likes: As of Wednesday morning, 54 percent of public bets have come in on the Pistons.

Injury Report: Pistons shooting guard Avery Bradley is dealing with a groin injury and is questionable tonight. Luke Kennard has a thumb injury and is questionable. Stanley Johnson has missed the last two games with a hip strain and is questionable for today's game. Jon Leuer is out indefinitely with a sprained ankle. Reggie Jackson is targeting a mid-February return from a sprained ankle. For the Raptors, point guard Fred Van Vleet has a right knee contusion and is questionable tonight.

Who the Trends Like: Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last five meetings in Toronto. The over is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Toronto and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings overall.

Who We Like: The Pistons have been a disappointment since their strong start to the season, dropping five of their last seven games. Jackson's absence has been a factor, but he wouldn't have been nearly enough to overcome a lethargic effort by Detroit at home Monday afternoon in a 118-107 loss to the Hornets. The Pistons are 9-14 straight up on the road this season, while Toronto is 15-3 at home with Kyle Lowry healthy again after missing a few games with a bruised tailbone. Take the hosts to roll to a victory here.

 

NBA DAILY PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS -8.5

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