Raptors vs. Pistons Prediction & Odds
The Raptors have won seven of their last 10 games overall and they have a good opportunity to add to their win column on Saturday afternoon when they visit the putrid Pistons at 12:00 p.m. ET.
That said, is 6.5 too much to lay with Toronto?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
525 Toronto Raptors (-6.5) at 536 Detroit Pistons (+6.5); o/u 225.5
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 25, 2023
Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI
Raptors vs. Pistons Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 64% of public bettors are currently backing the Raptors when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Toronto Raptors DFS Spin
Fred VanVleet is out for Saturday's matchup with the Pistons due to personal reasons. FVV missed Thursday's matchup with New Orleans and was excused from Friday's practice. With Toronto playing a Saturday-Sunday back-to-back, there's a good chance he misses both contests. Gary Trent Jr. and Scottie Barnes started at the two guard positions Thursday, and that will likely be the case for as long as FVV is out. Toronto typically runs a tight rotation, so there aren't any major beneficiaries of VanVleet's absence other than GTJ and Barnes, who are already widely rostered. Precious Achiuwa should see meaningful rotation minutes, but he went for just six points, six boards and a block across 20 minutes Thursday.
Detroit Pistons DFS Spin
Marvin Bagley (right hand) is expected to return to the Pistons' lineup Saturday against the Raptors. Bagley hasn't played since injuring his hand on January 2, but with Jalen Duren (ankle) out, there's a chance the former sees plenty of minutes in his first game back. If Detroit chooses to bring Bagley back slowly, Isaiah Livers could be in line for a sizable role.
Raptors vs. Pistons NBA Betting Trends
Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings
Under is 5-1 in Pistons last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400
Over is 7-1 in Raptors last 8 games playing on 1 days rest
Over is 4-1 in Raptors last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400
Raptors vs. Pistons NBA Prediction:
The Raptors are 0-8 against the spread in their last eight games versus the Pistons, are 0-4 against the number in their last four games in Detroit and are winless at the betting window in their last four road games versus an opponent with a losing home record. On the other side, the Pistons are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games when facing an opponent with a losing record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: DETROIT PISTONS +6.5