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In this all-Eastern duel between two teams coming off victories in their previous games, the defending champions Toronto Raptors (3-1), looking to extend their current small winning streak, are hosting the Detroit Pistons (2-2), who want to turn their latest win into a streak of their own.
Date/Time: 10-30-2019, 19:30 EDT
Spread: Toronto Raptors -8.5
Toronto Raptors have a 3-1 record (3-1 against the spread) so far this season and are tied with the Heat in the second place of the East. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against the Magic with a 104-95 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Pascal Siakam with 27.5 ppg, adding a team high 10.2 boards per game. He is followed by Kyle Lowry with 22 ppg and a team high 6.8 dimes per game.
Detroit Pistons have a 2-2 record (2-2 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with the Hawks in the 6th place of the East. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning at home against the Pacers with a 96-94 score, beating the odds. They are in scoring by Derrick Rose with 21.5 ppg, adding a team high 5.2 dimes per game. He is followed by Andre Drummond with 21 ppg and a team high 16.2 boards per game.
Pistons won all three meetings against the Raptors last season, winning the only road game by 2 points. Raptors are 2-0 at home, while the Pistons are 1-0 on the road. Raptors are better both offensively, scoring 112 ppg to Pistons’ 106.5 and defensively, allowing 103.2 ppg to Pistons’ 109.5. Pistons on the other hand have better percentages both in field goals (48.1% to 43.1%) and in 3-pointers (40.4% to 36.3%). Raptors are better both in boards grabbed (53.5 to 41.8) and in dimes made (22.8 to 21.8), while Pistons are better in turnovers committed (18.5 to 19.2). Bookmakers give the Raptors a -8.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home victory.
Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors Prediction: Toronto Raptors -8.5 (-107)
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