NBA Sportsbook Previews Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors – 2/26/18
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The Toronto Raptors will be looking to bounce back from their recent 122-119 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks this online betting NBA evening. Luckily for the Raptors, they’ll be going up against one of the weaker teams in the Eastern Conference. Let’s take a look at some NBA parlay picks players can make on this evening’s Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors matchup.
Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors – Monday, February 26th
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NBA League Pass
Online Betting NBA Odds:
Detroit Pistons +10 ½ (-110) 218 ½ (-110) +465
Toronto Raptors -10 ½ (-110) 218 ½ (-110) -630
Blake Griffin leads the Pistons onto the court this evening as the 5-time NBA All-Star tries to lead his new team to some success. At the moment, Detroit is sitting on a 28-31 record that ranks them as the 4th worst franchise in the Central Division. In addition, the Pistons are currently pegged as the 9th worst club in the Eastern Conference. Nevertheless, being just 2 ½ games shy of tying with the 8th-seeded Miami Heat, the Pistons are still very much in playoff contention. Granted, Detroit’s postseason chances would greatly improve if they could rise above .500 on the year. By the looks of it, the online betting NBA odds don’t think Detroit can improve on their wins this evening. Not by facing the best team from the East.
So how well do the Pistons match up against the top dog in the Eastern Conference? Unsurprisingly, not very well. Toronto’s 3rd-ranked scoring offense is vastly superior to the Piston’s 24th rated unit. Likewise, Detroit’s 9th rated defense is inferior to the Raptors’ 8th ranked unit. Clearly Stan Van Gundy’s unit will have their hands full this online betting NBA evening.
DeMar DeRozan, the Raptors’ leading point-scorer, looks to have another impactful night for Toronto. Presently, the Raptors are sitting on a 41-17 record that ranks them as the best team in the Conference. However, Toronto’s ½ game lead over the 2nd-seeded Boston Celtics is in danger of being encroached. Boston will be paired against the Memphis Grizzlies this evening, so bettors can expect the Celts to come out on top. That said, it’s clear that the Raptors need a win this evening to maintain their current ranking.
There’s no question that DeRozan and Kyle Lowry will be entirely too much for the Pistons to deal with this evening. The only real question is determining where the top sportsbook value lies in tonight’s action. There’s a lot of value to be had in taking Detroit straight up, but the Pistons chances make that option bleak at best. Having said that, it’s clear that NBA betting players should turn to the spread or totals line for tonight’s Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors matchup.
Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Predictions
Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors Picks
Simply put, Toronto is too talented of a team to suffer a home loss against the Pistons. Not only that, the Raptors will be coming in a bit hot headed after suffering a decisive loss to the Bucks in a game in which they were heavily favored. Against an angry and motivated Toronto, bettors can expect the Pistons to get embarrassed. In addition to being the favorite straight up, the Raptors recent trends make them a favorite on the spread. Facing a low-vig on the spread, taking the Raptors to cover the spread this evening is a great option. Sign up now to take advantage of these great odds!
Score Prediction: 112-100 Toronto. The Raptors get it done at home and cover the spread.