7:40 pm
November 13

Pistons @ Raptors

Who will WIN this matchup?

Detroit Pistons (2-9)

@ Toronto Raptors (7-6)


Current odds:

Detroit Pistons: (+310)

Toronto Raptors: (-400)


The spread for the game is Toronto by 8.5 points.

Now in his sixth NBA season, Toronto Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet has never been an All-Star. That could change before long. VanVleet is averaging 19.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 7.1 assists for the Raptors, who face the visiting Detroit Pistons on Saturday. The former Wichita State star leads the league in minutes played (38.6 per game) while shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from 3-point range.

Before heading out for a six-game road trip, the Raptors host a rebuilding Pistons squad that has dropped nine of its first 11 contests. Detroit committed 23 turnovers in Friday’s 98-78 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who led by as many as 27 in the fourth quarter.

Guard Jerami Grant is averaging 18.7 points and five rebounds to lead Detroit, which won all three meetings against Toronto last season. The Pistons boast a promising core that includes No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham, who recorded nine points and six rebounds in Friday’s loss but committed a season-high seven turnovers. The Pistons entered the contest ranked last in the league in scoring (96.6 points per game) and were held to a season-low point total in Friday’s loss.

The Raptors are expected to have Pascal Siakam back in the lineup after the forward was held out of Thursday’s game due to “injury management.” The 6-foot-8 Siakam has averaged 27.5 minutes in two games since returning to the team following offseason shoulder surgery.Siakam’s absence has provided an opportunity for 6-foot-9 forward Chris Boucher, who scored a season-high 17 points in 24 minutes in Thursday’s win over Philadelphia.

StreakSmarter Pick
Toronto Raptors