Game Preview: Detroit at Toronto

When

Date: March 13, 2009

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Records

Detroit: 32-31

Toronto: 23-42

Probable starters

Detroit:

PG SG SF PF C

Rodney
Stuckey
Richard
Hamilton
Tayshaun
Prince
Jason
Maxiell
Antonio
McDyess

Toronto:

PG SG SF PF C


Jose
Calderon
Anthony
Parker
Wilson
Chandler
Al
Harrington
Andrea
Bargnani

Las Vegas projection

Spread: Detroit -1

Over/under: 193.5

Score: Detroit wins 97-98

Statistical projection

Detroit offensive rating: 106.8

Detroit defensive rating: 107.3

Detroit pace: 87.1

Toronto offensive rating: 106.5

Toronto defensive rating: 110.7

Toronto pace: 91.3

Score: Detroit wins 97-95

Outlook

Rasheed Wallace is still out, and he may miss Sunday against the Grizzlies, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of Booth Newspapers. But that shouldn’t matter too much today.

The Raptors are 2-8 since the Jermaine O’Neal-Shawn Marion trade, and they’ve lost six in a row.

And in its last nine games, Toronto has allowed 113 points per game.

Also, check out Raptor Republic’s preview.

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