Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons 1/31/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons 1/31/2020 – Gunning for a 10th straight victory, the Toronto Raptors will travel to the Motor City where they are seeking their third win this season against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. The opening NBA betting lines in Las Vegas put the Raptors as 4.5-point favorites against a Pistons team that dropped four consecutive games.
Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons 1/31/2020
Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons 1/31/2020 Betting Odds
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Raptors have been red-hot in the second half of January, winning their last 10 games – some of which against elite opponents. Kyle Lowry has been the constant variable for Toronto, leading the team in points and assists during this stretch. Pascal Siakam has also made his return from an 11-game layoff, while Norman Powell has been lighting it up off the bench.
Players to Watch: Pascal Siakam (23.8 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 3.4 APG)
Kyle Lowry (19.8 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 7.4 APG)
Fred VanVleet (18.7 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 6.7 APG)
Detroit Pistons Betting
The Pistons have had few good stretches this January, but most of them are bad ones like their current four-game losing skid. In Wednesday’s 125-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Derrick Rose recorded 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, while Andre Drummond racked up 12 points and 13 rebounds. The Pistons and the Nets shot 50 percent from the field, but Detroit turned the ball over 16 times.
Players to Watch: Derrick Rose (18.9 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 6.0 APG)
Andre Drummond (17.2 PPG, 15.6 RPG, 2.8 APG)
Reggie Jackson (14.2 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 4.2 APG)
Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons 1/31/2020 Betting Numbers
Toronto are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
Detroit are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Marc Gasol C Hamstring is “?” Friday vs Detroit
Blake Griffin PF Knee is out indefinitely
Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons Betting Picks
The Raptors are 9-1 in their last 10 games, while the Pistons are 3-7. Early betting activity in Las Vegas has Toronto the popular betting pick in NBA spread and NBA Moneyline for this game because of their impressive run.
Moneyline: Bet on the Raptors at -190. Toronto has weapons on the starting line and on the bench. They have been playing elite-level basketball the past three weeks, and that’s enough reason why I am confident to pick them to win SU against the reeling Pistons.
ATS: Pick the Raptors to cover the 4.5-point spread. Toronto is 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games.
TOTALs: Pick the OVER at 220 points. The OVER is 7-3 in the Raptors’ last 10 games and 8-2 in the Pistons last 10.
Score Prediction: 123 – 114 Raptors