Pistons vs. Raptors Prediction

NBA Picks: Pistons a good bet to cover as road dog vs. Raptors? 2/12/17

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.

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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.



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