Pistons vs Raptors Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/30

Pistons vs Raptors Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/30

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Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

Detroit, MI; December 30, 2023, 4:00 p.m. EST

Spread: TOR -4.5
Over/Under: 228.5

Introduction

The Detroit Pistons (2-29) face the Toronto Raptors (12-19) at the Little Caesars Arena on December 30, 2023. This preview analyzes the matchup, recent performances, injuries, and predicts why the Pistons could cover the +4.5 points spread.

The Pistons are desperate for a win and demonstrated competitiveness in their last game against the Celtics.

 

Team Analysis

Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons, currently at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with a 2-29 record, are led by point guard Cade Cunningham, averaging an impressive 23.3 points per game.

Player Spotlight: Cade Cunningham

Cade Cunningham is a key player for the Pistons, contributing 23.3 points per game with a high shooting percentage.

 

Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors, with a record of 12-19, aim to capitalize on their recent victory against the Washington Wizards.

Player Status

Garrett Temple and Christian Koloko are listed as out for the Raptors, potentially impacting their lineup.

 

 

Injuries

The Raptors have uncertainties with Garrett Temple and Christian Koloko listed as out. The Pistons' Isaiah Stewart is out until January 9.

 

Recent Performances

The Pistons are coming off a close 128-122 overtime loss against the Boston Celtics on December 28, 2023. The Raptors secured a convincing 132-102 victory against the Washington Wizards on December 27, 2023.

Prediction

Considering the Pistons' desperation for a win and their recent competitive performance against the Celtics, they are well-positioned to cover the +4.5 points spread against the Raptors. Cade Cunningham's impressive scoring and the team's determination should make this game closer than the spread suggests.

Pick: Detroit Pistons +4.5

 

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