Pistons odds vs. Raptors: Can Detroit keep the streak alive?

Scottie Barnes #4 of the Toronto Raptors defends as Cade Cunningham #2 of the Detroit Pistons. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)
Scottie Barnes #4 of the Toronto Raptors defends as Cade Cunningham #2 of the Detroit Pistons. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Pistons ended one streak recently when they beat the Charlotte Hornets after 15 straight defeats.

They’ll try to keep a different streak going tonight against the Toronto Raptors, a team they have beaten five times in a row dating back to last season.

The Pistons have been playing well of late, either winning or losing competitive and close games.

This is what we expected to see this season, so it is nice to see Detroit getting some wins to carry momentum into the offseason, where they hope to add the finishing touches to a team that can compete for a play-in or even playoff spot next season.

The Detroit Pistons will likely be without Marvin Bagley III again, which is too bad, as the bench was starting to roll and he was playing well prior to injuring his ankle.

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This has been part of the problem with Bagley III, as he has all of the talent in the world but has a hard time staying on the floor.

The Raptors will be missing DJ Wilson and both OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet are listed as questionable for tonight’s game.

Can the Pistons keep the streak alive? The books don’t think so, and there could be value for bettors.

Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors: Odds, spread, over/under and best bets

According to WynnBET, the Pistons are nine point underdogs on the road against Toronto.

Toronto is playing well right now, so this won’t be an easy one for them to win, but I do think they will keep it close, as they always seem to have their best games against the Raptors.

The money lines are set at -400 for Toronto and +310 for Detroit. These odds are tempting given the Pistons’ recent success over the Raptors, but I’d still take the points and hope the Pistons keep it close even if they don’t win.

The over/under is set at 217 combined points, which is the middle ground between what these two teams score and let up per game.

However, over their last three games, the two teams are allowing a combined 219 points and scoring 228, so I like the over in this one.

Take the points and the over and hope the Pistons continue their recent offensive production.

Cade Cunningham is the best bet in daily fantasy, as he’ll be looking to show out against fellow Rookie of the Year candidate Scottie Barnes, who has been on a tear lately.

These head-to-head matchups could determine the Rookie of the Year race, an award Cade definitely wants to win. Expect a big game from him tonight.

Saddiq Bey has played well against the Raptors in his short career, as has Hamidou Diallo, who should be your best low-cost play off the Pistons’ bench.

If you are really looking for a long shot, Killian Hayes has been quietly filling the stat sheet with assists and rebounds lately and averages nine points, 7.5 assists and 6.5 rebounds against the Raptors for his career.

How to watch Pistons vs. Raptors

The game vs. Toronto tips off at 7:30 PM ET and you can watch on Bally Sports Detroit or listen on 97.1 FM the Ticket.

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