Free NBA Picks Today: Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons 3/24/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons 3/24/23
Fri 24th March 2023

The Detroit Pistons (16-57, 7-28 Away) will be looking to end their losing skid when they travel to face the Toronto Raptors (35-38, 23-14 Home) on Friday. Detroit was outplayed by the Atlanta Hawks 129-107 at State Farm Arena on Tuesday, their fourth straight loss. With 31 points and eight rebounds, Marvin Bagley III had a standout performance in the loss.

The Pistons are the 15th seed in the Eastern Conference. Toronto dropped their last game on Wednesday at Scotiabank Arena, falling to the Indiana Pacers 118-114. Pascal Siakam had 31 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists in defeat, leading the team. The Raptors are ninth in the Eastern Conference.

This is the last meeting of the season between the teams. Toronto will be seeking a season sweep against Detroit after taking each of their three earlier games, the last of which was a 95-91 victory at Little Caesars Arena on February 25, their third straight head-to-head victory. Siakam led the Raptors with 29 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Bagley III had 21 points and 18 rebounds in the losing effort.

Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 21.6 points per game to lead the Pistons in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Jalen Duren is grabbing 8.7 rebounds per game, and Killian Hayes is dishing 6.2 assists.Siakam has powered the Raptors on offense, averaging 24.2 points per game. Siakam also has posted 7.8 rebounds per game.

Fred VanVleet has recorded 7.1 assists per game. The Raptors have had success in the Pistons’ last 10 visits to Scotiabank Arena, winning six. Detroit is seeking to end a nine-game losing streak on the road this season.

In the last 10 games, Detroit is 1-9 with an average margin of -10.1 (105.0-115.1). For the season, the Pistons are averaging 110.8 points per game, compared to 118.6 for opponents. Toronto has a 4-6 record over the last 10, scoring 114.9 points per game on average while holding opponents to 114.0 (+0.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Marvin Bagley III: 30.5 | 19.4 | +11.1
Isaiah Livers: 6.0 | 9.5 | -3.5
Points per game:
Marvin Bagley III: 22.5 | 11.9 | +10.6
Rebounds per game:
James Wiseman: 10.2 | 5.8 | +4.4
Assists per game:
Killian Hayes: 8.4 | 6.2 | +2.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Precious Achiuwa: 8.3 | 16.0 | -7.6
Points per game:
Fred VanVleet: 26.8 | 19.7 | +7.1
Rebounds per game:
Pascal Siakam: 10.8 | 7.8 | +3.0

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Toronto Raptors -14.5 (-110)

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