Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Raptors versus the Pistons? Tip off is at at 6:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on BSDE. The game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI. In this Eastern matchup, the Raptors are the betting favorite against the Pistons. The over/under for the game is 230.5 points.

TORONTO RAPTORS VS DETROIT PISTONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Detroit Pistons +4.5

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 6:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.

WHY BET THE DETROIT PISTONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-107 in favor of the Raptors.
  • Our projections have Pascal Siakam finishing with Pascal Siakam points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Raptors finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 12 threes.

Does Toronto Have a Shot at a Road Win?

As the Raptors get ready to take on the Pistons, they are the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 12-19. If they are able to cover the spread (-4.5), they will also improve their road ATS record to 7-7 for the season.

So far, Toronto has been the favorite in 13 of their 31 games and have gone 7-6 straight up in those games. When playing on the road, the Raptors have an average scoring differential of -3.2 points per game and have just four road wins this season.

Against other teams in the East, the Raptors have really struggled, putting together an 0-9 record vs. division opponents. When looking at the standings, Toronto is currently 12th in the East.

When looking at the over/under stats for this season in their games, Toronto has gone 16-15 with the over/under lines averaging 224.8 points per game. So far, 25 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today's line of 230.5.

Looking at the Raptors' most recent game, they put up 118 points which is on par with their season average of 113.2. When it comes to scoring, Pascal Siakam is the team leader with 21.5 PPG while Scottie Barnes is right behind him at 21 PPG.

At this time, the Raptors' defense is positioned 16th in the NBA, permitting 114.5 points per game. Inside the arc, the Raptors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.9% and 38.0% from three-point territory.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons will look to end their 28-game losing streak when they host the Raptors. Unfortunately, they come into the game as the 4.5-point underdogs.

So far this season, the Pistons have just two wins in 31 games, which has them 15th in the Eastern Conference. Against other teams in the East, Detroit has gone 2-20 compared to 0-9 in non-conference games.

When playing at home, the Pistons have an average scoring margin of -9.6 points per game and a record of 1-14. Detroit's over/under record for the season is 19-12, but each of their last three games have gone over the OU lines.

Against the spread, the Pistons have covered in two straight games, but are just 11-19 for the season. As the underdog, they have gone 11-16 against the spread this year.

In their most recent game, the Pistons scored a total of 122 points against the Celtics. They shot 47.5% from the field and knocked down 14 threes. Cade Cunningham is the team's leading scorer, averaging 23.3 PPG. Jaden Ivey is also averaging 12.8 PPG this season.

Coming into the game, the Pistons' defense is giving up an average of 121.0 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 74.2% of their games. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Pistons squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.0% inside the arc, and they're also giving up 37.6% from downtown.