Detroit @ Toronto
Current Records: Detroit 9-25; Toronto 17-17
What to Know
The Detroit Pistons have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. After a few days' rest for both teams, they and the Toronto Raptors will meet up at 7 p.m. ET March 3 at Amalie Arena. Detroit hasn't won a game against Toronto since March 17 of 2019, but they'll be looking to end the drought Wednesday.
The Pistons received a tough blow on Sunday as they fell 109-90 to the New York Knicks. Detroit was down 83-64 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Small forward Saddiq Bey had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 31 minutes with 3-for-12 shooting.
Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the contest between Toronto and the Houston Rockets last week was still a pretty decisive one as Toronto wrapped it up with a 122-111 win at home. The Raptors can attribute much of their success to point guard Kyle Lowry, who posted a triple-double on 20 points, 11 rebounds, and ten assists, and shooting guard Norman Powell, who had 30 points.
The Pistons are expected to lose this next one by 7.5. Now might not be the best time to take Detroit against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past two consecutive games.
Toronto's victory lifted them to 17-17 while Detroit's defeat dropped them down to 9-25. We'll see if Toronto can repeat their recent success or if Detroit bounces back and reverse their fortune.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Amalie Arena -- Tampa, Florida
- TV: The Sports Network
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Raptors are a big 7.5-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 7.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Toronto have won 12 out of their last 17 games against Detroit.
- 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