Pistons vs Raptors Prediction - NBA Picks 11/19/23

Toronto Raptors (5-7) vs Detroit Pistons (2-11)

Game Info: Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 4:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors -7.5 -- Over/Under: 217 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Pistons pay a visit to the Scotiabank Arena to battle the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons have been in terrible form as they are now looking to put an end to a 10-game losing streak after getting beaten by the Cavaliers in a 108-100 road loss on Friday. Cade Cunningham led the team with 20 points and eight assists on nine of 21 shooting while Kevin Knox, Isaiah Stewart and Jaden Ivey scored 11 points apiece. As a team, the Pistons shot 42 percent from the field and nine of 35 from the 3-point line as they struggled to keep up from the start, scoring just 19 points in the second quarter to trail by 16 points before things got a little better in the second half. Alec Burks had a rough night as he shot just four of 14 from the field and two of nine from the 3-point line.

Detroit Pistons Player Facts

  • Ausar Thompson ranks 1st amongst qualified Guards for rebounds per game (10.3) this season.
  • Cade Cunningham ranks 7th amongst qualified players for assists per game (7.4) this season.

Toronto Raptors

Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors have been in decent form as they've split their last six games, but they will be hoping to snap a two-game skid after coming up painfully short to the Celtics in a 108-105 loss on Friday. Dennis Schroder led the team with 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Pascal Siakam added 23 points with six rebounds and five assists while Scottie Barnes and Gary Trent Jr scored 14 points each. As a team, the Raptors shot 48 percent from the field and 12 of 33 from the 3-point line as they worked hard to claw their way back from a 16-point deficit, but they couldn't hold off the Celtics and got outscored by 7-2 in the final 1:01 to come up short in the end.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Pascal Siakam ranks T8th amongst qualified Forwards for assists per game (4.8) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Raptors rank 30th in the league for Q2 points per game this season (23.5).
  • The Raptors rank 29th in the league for H1 points per game this season (49.7).
  • The Pistons rank 30th in the league for opponent steals per game this season (9.6).
  • The Pistons rank 30th in the league for turnovers per game this season (17.5).

Peter's Pick

The Pistons are still shorthanded with Jalen Duren, Joe Harris, Monte Morris and Isaiah Livers all ruled out, while the Raptors will be missing Christian Koloko and Thaddeus Young for this one. The Pistons are now the coldest team in the league with 10 losses in a row as they''re struggling to find scorers outside of Cunningham and I think that will be the tale of the tape once again. The Raptors are the better team and they were more than competitive against the surging Celtics in their last outing, so I will back the Raptors at home in this spot.

Peter’s Pick Toronto -7.5

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