Detroit vs Toronto: prediction for the NBA match
Pistons managed to break away from Orlando, but they are still the second-bottom club in the Eastern Conference. It will be extremely hard to save this season, plus head coach decided to bet on younger players, who are yet to gain consistency.
After two victories Detroit had an away match against the leader of the Eastern Conference. Dwane Casey's men were unable to put up a fight to Chicago, game ended with a humiliating defeat for the Pistons (87:133). Josh Jackson was probably the only bright spot in Pistons' performance, he scored 16 points.
Raptors are now in the play-in zone, but it is not enough for the Canadian club. Nick Nurse's men will try to get into the Top-6 of the Eastern Conference, Charlotte and Cleveland are not so far away.
Toronto put up an impressive streak of six victories, which helped them to improve the position in the standings, but in the most recent match team was on the losing side. Pascal Siakam and co were defeated by Phoenix (95:99) at home. It was to be expected, because the Suns are currently at the top of the Conference. Raptors need to reedem themselves now.
Club managed to beat the total in each of four most recent head-to-head matches
Four out of five most recent head-to-head matches started with a two-point shot
Toronto started to perform much better in recent matches. Team rose to the 8th spot in the Conference and is looking to improve further. Nick Nurse's men are coming to Motor City for another victory, but opponent should not be underestimated, despite an underdog status.
Detroit is a very dangerous team at home arena, they recorded victories in each of three most recent home games. Pistons are not worrying about the result now, so they are not under pressure. In our opinion, Dwane Casey's men should be able to at least avoid a blowout.
Our prediction - Handicap (+10) points for Detroit Pistons
Pistons are scoring many points at their home, so their recent home matches were high-scoring. Raptors are in a great form now, so they are unlikely to sit out on defense. We are expecting an offensive performance from both opponents.
Our second bet is on total over 210,5 points