Sunday, February 5 2023

Who’s Playing

Toronto @ Detroit

Current Records: Toronto 7-7; Detroit 3-11

What to Know

The Toronto Raptors have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Detroit Pistons and are hoping to record their first win since Jan. 31 of 2020. The Raptors will hit the road for the third straight game as they head to Little Caesars Arena at 7 p.m. ET Monday. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’

Toronto ended up a good deal behind the Indiana Pacers when they played this past Saturday, losing 118-104. Toronto was up 65-52 at the end of the half but couldn’t hold on to the lead. Small forward OG Anunoby put forth a good effort for the losing side as he had 26 points.

Meanwhile, Detroit came up short against the Boston Celtics this past Saturday, falling 117-108. Small forward Bojan Bogdanovic (28 points) and shooting guard Jaden Ivey (26 points) were the top scorers for Detroit. Jaden Ivey’s performance made up for a slower matchup against the New York Knicks this past Friday. Ivey’s points were the most he has had all season.

Toronto is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past four games, so buyers beware.

The Raptors are now 7-7 while the Pistons sit at 3-11. A pair of offensive stats to keep an eye on: Toronto has only been able to knock down 44.50% percent of their shots, which is the fourth lowest field goal percentage in the league. Detroits have had an even harder time: they have only been able to knock down 42.70% percent of their shots, which is the lowest field goal percentage in the league. It could be a slow night.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Little Caesars Arena — Detroit, Michigan
  • TV: Bally Sports – Detroit
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $24.00

Odds

The Raptors are a 5-point favorite against the Pistons, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Toronto have won 12 out of their last 23 games against Detroit.

  • Mar 03, 2022 – Detroit 108 vs. Toronto 106
  • Jan 14, 2022 – Detroit 103 vs. Toronto 87
  • Nov 13, 2021 – Detroit 127 vs. Toronto 121
  • Mar 29, 2021 – Detroit 118 vs. Toronto 104
  • Mar 17, 2021 – Detroit 116 vs. Toronto 112
  • Mar 03, 2021 – Detroit 129 vs. Toronto 105
  • Jan 31, 2020 – Toronto 105 vs. Detroit 92
  • Dec 18, 2019 – Toronto 112 vs. Detroit 99
  • Oct 30, 2019 – Toronto 125 vs. Detroit 113
  • Mar 17, 2019 – Detroit 110 vs. Toronto 107
  • Mar 03, 2019 – Detroit 112 vs. Toronto 107
  • Nov 14, 2018 – Detroit 106 vs. Toronto 104
  • Apr 09, 2018 – Toronto 108 vs. Detroit 98
  • Mar 07, 2018 – Toronto 121 vs. Detroit 119
  • Feb 26, 2018 – Toronto 123 vs. Detroit 94
  • Jan 17, 2018 – Toronto 96 vs. Detroit 91
  • Apr 05, 2017 – Toronto 105 vs. Detroit 102
  • Mar 17, 2017 – Toronto 87 vs. Detroit 75
  • Feb 12, 2017 – Detroit 102 vs. Toronto 101
  • Oct 26, 2016 – Toronto 109 vs. Detroit 91
  • Feb 28, 2016 – Detroit 114 vs. Toronto 101
  • Feb 08, 2016 – Toronto 103 vs. Detroit 89
  • Jan 30, 2016 – Toronto 111 vs. Detroit 107

Source: CBSSports.com

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