Raptors vs Pistons: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 17, 2021

Written By Staff on March 17, 2021

A pair of sliding teams square off when the Toronto Raptors (17-22) visit the Detroit Pistons (10-29) on Wednesday, March 17 at 7:00 PM ET. The Raptors are  favorites as they look to stop a five-game losing streak against the Pistons, who have lost four straight. The matchup has an over/under of .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of March 17, 2021, 12:05 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Raptors vs Pistons Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 17

Fred VanVleet: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
OG Anunoby: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Pascal Siakam: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Malachi Flynn: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Patrick McCaw: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols)

Jahlil Okafor: Out (Knee),
Dennis Smith Jr.: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Rodney McGruder: Day To Day (Elbow),
Killian Hayes: Out (Hip),
Hamidou Diallo: Out (Groin),
Wayne Ellington: Day To Day (Groin)

Raptors and Pistons Records ATS

  • Toronto has covered the spread in less than half its games this season, playing to a record of 18-21 against the spread.
  • The Raptors are 6-8 against the spread this season when they are at least a 3.5-point favorite.
  • Toronto and its opponents have hit the over in 21 of 39 games this season (53.8%).
  • Detroit has met expectations of oddsmakers this season with an even 18-18-1 record ATS.
  • Detroit and its opponents have regularly been held under the total points bet this season, only reaching the over in 45.9% (17) of their 37 games played.

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Head to Head

The Pistons got a team-high 25 points from Wayne Ellington on the way to a 129-105 win against Norman Powell (36 points) and the Raptors in their most recent matchup on March 3, 2021. The Raptors were 7.5-point favorites in the game, but the Pistons covered the spread in the loss. The teams scored 234 total points to go over the 211.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/3/2021 Raptors Raptors -7.5 211.5 -306 245 Regular Season 129-105 DET
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Scoring Trends

  • Toronto and its opponents have gone over Wednesday’s 215.5 total in 26 out of 39 games (66.7%) this year.
  • In 20 out of Detroit’s 39 games this season (51.3%), the competing teams scored a higher point total than the over/under in Wednesday’s matchup.
  • This season, the average total for Raptors games is 224.5 points, 9.0 more than the over/under of 215.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 3.1 points separates the average total points bet in Pistons’ games (218.6 points) and this contest’s over/under (215.5 points).
  • The Raptors’ average implied point total this season is 4.2 more points than their implied total in Wednesday’s game (114.2 implied points on average compared to 110 implied points in this game).
  • Toronto has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (110) 24 times.
  • The 112.4-point average implied total on the season for the Pistons is 6.4 more points than the team’s 106-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Detroit has scored more than 106 points 20 times this season.
  • The Raptors are at the 17th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (112.5 PPG), while the Pistons allow the 11th-fewest points per game (108.7) in the league.
  • The Raptors have out-scored their opponents by only 17 points this season (0.5 points per game on average), and opponents of the Pistons have out-scored them by 57 more points on the year (1.4 per game).

Raptors Leaders

  • Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors in points and rebounds. He contributes 20.1 points per game while tacking on 7.5 rebounds.
  • Siakam’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 30.5, 1.8 lower than his season average of 32.3.
  • The squad is led in assists by Kyle Lowry’s 7.3 per game.
  • Lowry’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 29.5, 1.3 lower than his season average of 30.8.
  • Fred VanVleet connects on 3.4 threes per game to lead the Raptors.
  • Toronto’s blocks leader is Chris Boucher, who averages 1.9 per game. VanVleet leads the team averaging 1.7 steals a contest.
  • Boucher’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.6 blocks higher than his season average of 1.9.

Pistons Leaders

  • Jerami Grant outpaced his teammates on the Pistons scoring front by putting up 23.4 points per game. He adds 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game this season.
  • Grant’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 25.5, 5.9 lower than his season average of 31.4.
  • When it comes to Detroit leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Mason Plumlee with 9.2 rebounds per game and Delon Wright with 4.9 assists per game.
  • Wright’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 19.5, 0.5 less than his season average of 20.0.
  • Ellington leads the Pistons in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.7 made threes per game.
  • Wright is at the top of Detroit’s steals hierarchy with 1.4 steals per game and Isaiah Stewart leads the squad in blocks with 1.1 per game.
  • Stewart’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.4 blocks higher than his season average of 1.1.


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