Raptors vs. Pistons Prediction

Pistons a good bet to cover spread vs. Raptors? NBA Predictions 3/17/17

Are the Pistons a good bet to cover as a home favorite tonight against the Raptors at 7:30PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Pistons are 4-point home favorites versus the Raptors after opening as a 3.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 199.5 and has been bet up to 200.

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Toronto enters play having split over its last 10 games but was cold-cocked 123-102 by the Thunder at home on Thursday night. After failing to cover the spread as a 2-point favorite last night, the Raptors are now just 2-4 against the number over their last seven games. That said, they're 36-31 ATS on the year and 18-16 ATS on the road this season.

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The Pistons have split over their last 10 games but have dropped back-to-back games entering tonight. They were routed 128-96 by the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Tuesday, then were crushed 97-83 by the Jazz on Wednesday. They're 33-35 against the spread on the year but 21-14 against the number at home.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Raptors are just 2-6 against the spread in their last six games versus the Pistons and are 2-6 against the number in their last eight road games overall. They've also struggled to cover playing the second game of a back-to-back, going 0-4 against the spread in their last four games playing on zero rest. The Pistons, meanwhile, are 8-1 against the number in their last nine games coming off a loss and are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games playing on one day of rest.

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