Raptors vs. Pistons Spread Prediction
The Pistons rebounded nicely from their loss earlier in the week to the Spurs by pounding the Cavs on Saturday. Returning home again after spending a good portion of the past week on the road, will the Pistons upset the Raptors Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. ET?
6:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, March 3, 2019
Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Raptors are 4.5-point favorites to beat the Pistons. The total, meanwhile, sits at 219 points and as of this writing, 67% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Raptors to cover the point spread.
Toronto Raptors Fantasy Spin
Kawhi Leonard came through in the clutch during a 119-117 win over the Blazers on Friday, finishing with 38 points, three rebounds, five assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes. He hit a game-winning fadeaway jumper in the final 1.5 seconds to beat the hot Blazers at home (video in link below). This was Leonard's seventh game-tying or go-ahead shot in the final minute this year as he continues his strong play late. Coach Nick Nurse said they rested Kawhi last weekend because of high-intensity games, and perhaps this thriller could keep Leonard out in upcoming games. He's been a monster when active.
Detroit Pistons Fantasy Spin
Blake Griffin made 6-of-18 from the field for 17 points with seven rebounds, seven assists and three 3-pointers in a 105-93 loss to the Spurs on Wednesday. He's off to a slow start since the break, failing to score more than 20 points in any of his four games since his All-Star Game appearance. Griffin is also cold from the field in his last three, making just 19-of-55 (34.5%). The Pistons had been hot on offense with a three-game winning streak despite Blake's struggles, and there's no reason to worry about this slight dip in offensive output.
NBA Betting Trends
The Raptors are 0-6 against t the spread in their last six games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous contest.
The Pistons are a perfect 4-0 at the betting window in their last four games after winning their previous contest by 10 or more points.
I made the mistake on Saturday assuming the Pistons were a house of cards that was ready to collapse after they were beaten soundly by the Spurs in San Antonio earlier this week. As it turns out, the Pistons are still hungry after climbing into the playoff race in the East, they just ran into a frustrated Spurs team that has looked much better since returning home from their annual “rodeo road trip.” There’s value in Detroit tonight. The Raptors are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are 4-11 against the number in their last 15 road games and have dropped six straight at the betting window following a win. On the other side, the Pistons are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games and have covered the number in seven of their last 10 games overall.c Toronto Raptors vs. Detroit Pistons, 3/3/19 Predictions & Odds
Sunday NBA Prediction: Detroit Pistons +4.5