Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, Preview and Odds - 11/13/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 7:30 pm ET, Saturday, November 13, 2021
Venue:  Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
Where to Watch:  TSN

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Pistons +8.5, Raptors -8.5; Over/Under:  202 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Pistons +8.5, Raptors -8.5; Over/Under:  202 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Pistons +8.5, Raptors -8.5; Over/Under:  202.5 points
 

Season Record

Detroit Pistons:  2-8 (5th place, Central Division)
Toronto Raptors:  7-6 (4th place, Atlantic Division)
 
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Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors Preview and Analysis

 
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Detroit Pistons:  2-8 last 10
Toronto Raptors:  6-4 last 10
 
 
 

Detroit Pistons Analysis

The Pistons are coming into this game with a 2-8 record overall and they are 1-4 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 4 of their last 5 games but are coming into this one off a win in their last game which snapped a 4 game losing streak that they were on. Their 4 losses in that span came against the Brooklyn Nets, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Nets again while their win was against the Houston Rockets in their last game. Jerami Grant went off in that game as he led the team in points in that game with 35 while Cade Cunningham was next on the team with 20 points. Cory Joseph off the bench led the team in assists in that game with 5 while Saddiq Bey led the team in rebounds with 9. Their shooting was not good in that game as they were 43.3% from the field, 33.3% from 3-point range, and 66.7% from the free throw line. Their offense is averaging 96.6 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 106.9 PPG against them. The Pistons have an ATS record of 4-6 this season and their O/U record is 4-6.
 
 

Toronto Raptors Analysis

The Raptors are coming into this game with a 7-6 record overall and they are 2-5 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 3 of their last 4 games but are coming into this game off of a win in their last game which snapped a 3 game losing streak that they were on. Their 3 losses in that span came against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Brooklyn Nets, and the Boston Celtics while their win in their last game was against the Philadelphia 76ers. Fred VanVleet went off in that game as he led the team in points with 32 while OG Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr. off the bench were both next on the team with 20 points each. VanVleet also led the team in assists in that game with 7 while Scottie Barnes and Precious Achiuwa both led the team in rebounds with 9 each. Their shooting was alright in that game as they were 43.8% from the field, 42.4% from 3-point range, and 100% from the free throw line. Their offense is averaging 104.2 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 102.5 PPG against them. The Raptors have an ATS record of 6-7 this season and their O/U record is 6-7.
 
 

 

Pistons vs Raptors Prediction

The Pistons are coming into this game as an 8.5 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook.The Raptors have been playing well to start the season but they are not an elite team by far and they have played very poorly in their home games this season. Dwane Casey is coming to town and as the old coach of the Raptors he will be fired up for this game. The Pistons will play hard for their coach here and keep this game close as they have to be desperate as well with just 2 wins on the season. The best bet to place in this game is on the Pistons to cover the spread here and keep this a close game.
 
Pistons Raptors Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Saturday, November 13, 2021 (7:30 pm ET start time) is Raptors 111 Pistons 107.
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NBA Betting Trends

 
Detroit Pistons: 1029-1048 ATS in all games. 156-206 ATS when the total is 200 to 209.5. 479-497 ATS as an underdog. 346-359 ATS as a road underdog. 339-345 ATS in the first half of the season. 263-276 ATS against Atlantic division opponents.
Toronto Raptors: 1025-1020 ATS in all games. 254-238 ATS when the total is 200 to 209.5. 126-122 ATS in a home game where the total is 200 to 209.5. 170-152 ATS in November games. 355-337 ATS in the first half of the season.  248-243 ATS after a division game.
 

Key Injuries

 
Detroit Pistons:   K. Olynyk (PF) Late Dec - Knee injury. I. Livers (PF) Late Nov - Foot injury. C. Smith (SF) Out indefinitely - Knee injury.
Toronto Raptors:  K. Birch (C) Ques Sat - Knee injury. Y. Watanabe (SG) Out indefinitely - Calf injury.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"He got us going. His ability to attack the paint, get to the rim, then set up his outside shooting was big for us. Not only did he do that, but he also got some rebounds and kept us going in that way. It was a big night for Jerami. Huge night." - Dwane Casey after their win against the Rockets on Wednesday night.
 
 
"It's been in the culture with the Raptors for a while. We just believe in it, talk about it, drill it. We hold guys accountable. I think the biggest metric is your heart and your toughness and your desire to want to do it. Fortunately, our guys most nights will do that." - Nick Nurse on his team never giving up until the games are over.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Detroit Pistons
PG     Killian Hayes
SG     Cade Cunningham 
SF     Saddiq Bey
PF     Jerami Grant
C     Isaiah Stewart
 
Toronto Raptors
PG    Fred VanVleet
SG    Gary Trent Jr.
SF    OG Anunoby
PF    Scottie Barnes
C    Pascal Siakam
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Detroit Pistons
PPG: J. Grant (18.7)
APG: C. Joseph (3.7)
Reb/G: I. Stewart (7.1)
 
Toronto Raptors
PPG: F. VanVleet (19.7)
APG: F. VanVleet (7.1)
Reb/G: P. Achiuwa (8.7)
 
Coaches:
Detroit Pistons: Dwane Casey (4th season)
Toronto Raptors: Nick Nurse (4th season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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