Raptors vs Pistons Prediction - NBA Picks 3/13/24

Detroit Pistons (11-53) vs Toronto Raptors (23-42)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

Betting Odds: Detroit Pistons +2.5 -- Over/Under: 232.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Raptors vs Pistons betting prediction for this NBA showdown on Wednesday, March 13th at the Little Caesars Arena. We will take a look at: 

- The Toronto Raptors recent form and recent player performance

- The Detroit Pistons recent form and recent player performance

- A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Raptors vs Pistons. 

Raptors Continue to Rack up the Losses

The Raptors continue to rack up the losses and that includes their last game against the Denver Nuggets. The Raptors' offense did score 119 points, but the defense gave up 125 points on the way to the defeat. RJ Barrett did have a strong game putting up 26 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds. The Raptors are averaging 114.2 points while their defense is giving up 118.3 points per game. The offense for this team is fine, but the defense has really let them down. Chris Boucher and D.J. Carlton are both dealing with injuries and are questionable for this game. Scottie Barnes is still out with a finger injury. 

Pistons Coming off Rare Win

The Pistons have only 11 wins total this season, but one of those wins did come in the last game against the Charlotte Hornets. At the end of the first quarter, they were up 34-23 and they never looked back on the way to the victory. Cade Cunningham had a strong game, putting up 22 points, eight assists, and six rebounds. The Pistons are averaging 112.4 points, while their defense is giving up 120.8 points per game. The defense for this team has been the biggest issue. Cade Cunningham on the season is averaging 22.6 points and 7.5 assists per game. 

Detroit Pistons Player Facts

  • Jalen Duren ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (11.7) this season.
  • Cade Cunningham ranks 3rd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for assists per game (7.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pistons rank 30th in the league for steals per game this season (6.2).
  • The Pistons rank 30th in the league for opponent steals per game this season (8.8).
  • The Raptors rank 1st for fast break points (1230) this season.
  • The Raptors rank 1st for fast break points per game (18.9) this season.

Raptors vs Pistons Betting prediction

The Pistons are going to get the job done here. The Raptors are coming off a loss in the last game, and now they have to face off against a Pistons defense that was good in the last game. The Pistons only gave up 97 points in that game, and the defense is going to step up again here. The injury issues are going to hurt the Raptors again here, and that is going to be the difference as the Pistons come out on top. Back the Pistons against the spread here.

Shane’s Pick Piston +2.5

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