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Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons 12/18/19 NBA Previews and Prediction

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Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons 12-18-19 NBA Previews and Prediction

Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons 12/18/19 – Toronto Raptors will travel south to place against Detroit Pistons from Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Raptors are still holding the 5th spot in the Eastern Conference play with their 18-8 overall record. Toronto managed to win 12 of their 16 conference games and are all set to take on the Pistons, who are holding the 10th position in their conference play. The NBA spreads are all set for this match as Detroit tries to defend the Raptors from scoring at home. The Pistons are holding an overall record of 11-16 and they have not made any progress.

Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons 12/18/19

When: December 18, 2019 7:00 PM ET
Where: Little Caesars Arena. Detroit, Michigan
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Stream: NBA League Pass / SofaScore

Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons 12/18/19 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Toronto Raptors -4 (-110) 216.5 o (-110) -180

Detroit Pistons
+4 (-110) 216.5 u (-110) +160
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Toronto Raptors Betting

Toronto Raptors is one team that held their position for a long time in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors are just one game behind Miami Heat and they seem to be doing their best with their talented defensive game. Toronto is currently 10 games above the .500 mark and they enter this game following an easy victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Raptors restricted the Cavs to just 113 and they scored 130 in return.

Players to watch: P. Siakam PF (25 GP 25 GS 36.8 MIN 24.7 PTS 1.5 OR 6.8 DR 8.3 REB 3.6 AST 1 STL 0.9 BLK 2.7 TO 2.8 PF 1.3 AST/TO 19.11 PER)
K. Lowry PG (14 GP 14 GS 37.3 MIN 18.9 PTS 0.6 OR 4.1 DR 4.7 REB 6.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 3 TO 2.8 PF 2.3 AST/TO 16.77 PER)
N. Powell SG (25 GP 14 GS 28.4 MIN 14.1 PTS 0.6 OR 3.3 DR 3.8 REB 1.5 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 1.6 TO 2 PF 0.9 AST/TO 14.64 PER).

Detroit Pistons Betting

Detroit Pistons were unable to get past the Washington Wizards in their last outing. The Pistons were restricted to just 119 points and they allowed 133 in return. Detroit is not holding a good spot with their terrible record. The Pistons struggled to defend Washington and now they need to face a team that holds the third best defensive unit this season. Derrick Rose and Markieff Morris seem to be the bright spots for Detroit Pistons.

Players to watch: D. Rose PG (21 GP 1 GS 24 MIN 16.4 PTS 0.5 OR 1.5 DR 2 REB 6 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO 1.1 PF 2.4 AST/TO 21.95 PER)
L. Kennard SG (25 GP 22 GS 32.9 MIN 16.2 PTS 0.2 OR 3.2 DR 3.4 REB 4.1 AST 0.5 STL 0.2 BLK 1.4 TO 2.3 PF 2.9 AST/TO 15.27 PER)
L. Galloway SG (26 GP 6 GS 27 MIN 11.9 PTS 0.3 OR 1.7 DR 2.1 REB 1.5 AST 0.5 STL 0.3 BLK 0.7 TO 1.2 PF 2 AST/TO 13.97 PER).

Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons 12/18/19 Betting Numbers

Trends

Toronto Raptors

Toronto are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games.
Toronto are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games.
Toronto are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against Detroit.
Raptors are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against Detroit.
Toronto are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit.
Toronto are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Toronto are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Central division.
Raptors are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games played in December.

Detroit Pistons

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games against Toronto.
Their total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto.
Detroit are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Pistons are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
Detroit are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Wednesday.

Injuries

Toronto Raptors

Fred VanVleet PG Knee is downgraded to OUT Monday vs Cleveland

Detroit Pistons

Blake Griffin PF Knee is “?” Wednesday vs Toronto
Reggie Jackson PG Back is out indefinitely
Andre Drummond C Eye is “?” Wednesday vs Toronto

Head-to-Head
Toronto Raptors Detroit Pistons
52-52 Against the Spread 42-43
54-49 Straight Up 41-44
112 Points per Game 106
106 Points Allowed per Game 107
44.62 Offensive FG% 46.81
80.53 Offensive FT% 74.36
37.38 Offensive 3PT% 38.76
41.34 Defensive FG% 46.44
75.78 Defensive FT% 76.54
33.4 Defensive 3PT% 35.6

Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons Betting Picks

Toronto Raptors are missing out on their point guard, but that will not prevent them from winning this game on the road. The NBA betting lines are intact for Toronto and they will restrict the Pistons from scoring.

Moneyline: The Raptors are holding a moneyline of -180, while the Pistons are holding a moneyline of +160.

ATS: Toronto has an ATS of -4 and Detroit has an ATS of +4.

TOTALs: The total for this game is 216.5, Toronto goes over with the total and Detroit goes under.

Score Prediction: 115 – 109 Raptors