Pistons vs. Raptors Prediction
Are the Pistons a good bet to cover as a road underdog versus the Raptors this evening at 6:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Raptors are now 6.5-point home favorites versus the Pistons after opening as a 5.5 point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 213.5 and has been bet down to 211.
Detroit enters play this evening having split over its last 10 games, both on the hardwood and at the betting window. The Pistons fell 103-92 at home to the Spurs on Friday, failing to cover as 4.5-point home underdogs. In that loss, Andre Drummond scored 12 points while adding 15 rebounds, three steals and one blocked shot in 37 minutes of play.
Toronto is just 4-6 over its last 10 games and 5-5 against the spread over that same span. The Raptors' latest loss came at the hands of the Timberwolves in Minnesota, a 112-109 loss on Wednesday. DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points with four rebounds, two assists and one steal in the loss.
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OUR PREDICTION: The Pistons have been a good bet in this series, covering in five of their last seven games against the Raptors. They're also 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games overall and are 5-1 at the betting window in their last six games playing on one day of rest. On the other side, the Raptors are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games when playing a team with a losing record.
SUNDAY NBA PREDICTION: DETROIT PISTONS +6.5