Toronto Raptors vs. Detroit Pistons Prediction, NBA Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jan 12, 2022

The Toronto Raptors play their first road game in nine days Friday as they visit the Detroit Pistons.

Toronto
48-34
AT
January 14, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit
23-59
Pointspread -9.5 -110
Moneyline -430
Over / Under o +210.5

48%

Betting Action

52%

Pointspread +9.5 -110
Moneyline +330
Over / Under u +210.5

48%

Betting Action

52%

Toronto is favoured on the NBA odds, but the final spread will be determined by a few injuries.

Raptors vs. Pistons NBA Betting Odds

Friday is the second of three regular-season meetings between the teams and Toronto’s lone trip to Detroit. The Raptors host the Pistons on March 3. On Nov. 13 at Scotiabank Arena, the Pistons were 127-121 upset winners. Detroit shot 6-for-8 from deep in the fourth quarter in outscoring Toronto 34-26.

Jerami Grant scored 14 of his 24 in the fourth for the Pistons and Isaiah Stewart had 20 points. Rookie No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham had 10 points. Grant, the team’s leading scorer at 20.1 ppg, is currently out injured and may have played his final game as a Piston regardless because he’s highly in demand by numerous contenders and expected to be dealt by next month’s trade deadline.

Pascal Siakam had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Gary Trent Jr. scored 23 points in the loss. Fred VanVleet was out injured as was Precious Achiuwa.

Even though the Pistons have been horrible the past couple of seasons, they have won four straight in the series. Detroit leads all-time 58-38 and 27-19 as the road team. Toronto is 3-7 against the spread in the past 10.

Toronto Raptors

Despite playing without the injured Gary Trent Jr. and Scottie Barnes – both likely will be listed as questionable for Friday – the Raptors had every chance to beat the excellent Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, but Phoenix held on for a 99-95 victory to end the Dinos’ six-game winning streak. Devin Booker had the go-ahead basket with 1:02 left and the Suns hit all their important free throws. Toronto had a season-high 22 offensive rebounds. Not often a team in the NBA will lose with three 20-point scorers (or that a team will be held under 100 points with three): OG Anunoby had 25 points, Pascal Siakam 22 and Fred VanVleet 21. Chris Boucher had 13 points and 16 rebounds off the bench, but the rest of that unit was largely invisible because it was so thinned out with Khem Birch and Yuta Watanabe (just out of protocols) having to start.

Detroit Pistons

The Pistons are almost impossible to predict. On Monday, they beat one of the NBA’s best teams in the Utah Jazz, 126-116, but then Tuesday in Chicago, the Pistons barely showed up in a 133-87 loss. This happens with young teams. For the most part, Detroit has been very competitive at home and not so much away. It was outscored 72-35 in the second half by the Bulls. No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham continues to be inconsistent. He had a career-high 29 points vs. the Jazz but dealt with foul trouble and turnovers Tuesday and held to eight points. Backup point guard Cory Joseph (left knee), a former Raptor, was out injured Tuesday and Canadian forward Kelly Olynyk (knee) hasn’t played since mid-November. He is close to a return, however. Yes, former Raptors coach Dwane Casey remains Detroit’s coach.

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