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🎲 Wednesday’s NBA Betting Picks, Odds, Trends & Prediction: Pistons vs. Raptors | Today

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In one of the first games to tip-off on this large NBA slate, we have the Detroit Pistons facing off against the Toronto Raptors. This will be the first of three matchups this season, after their previous matchup was postponed. The Pistons vs. Raptors NBA betting picks preview will find the best NBA betting odds, give you some betting trends and show the best NBA picks and NBA predictions available.

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Pistons vs. Raptors Game Info

Detroit Pistons (9-25, 3-15 Away) vs. Toronto Raptors (17-17, 8-7 Home)
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Time: 7 p.m. EST
Venue: Amalie Arena — Tampa, Fla.

There are plenty of key players that will not be suiting up tonight. First, Blake Griffin continues to be held out in hopes of finding a trade partner. The Pistons also have Delon Wright out with a groin injury, and Jerami Grant is listed as questionable with a quad injury. The Raptors also have a long list of inactive players. They will be without three starters due to COVID-19: Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and O.G. Anunoby.

The injuries could even the playing field tonight. The Raptors have won three of their past five games, but VanVleet had been a big reason for this success. The Pistons have lost four of the last five games, and none of these games were against a strong opponents, except for maybe the Knicks.

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Pistons vs. Raptors NBA Betting Picks + Odds Shopping

For those looking to bet on tonight’s Pistons – Raptors NBA game, shopping the NBA odds at various sportsbooks is critical to ensuring that you get the best number possible. Whether you are interested in betting on the favorite Raptors or underdog Pistons in this game, odds shopping will help you get the most out of your bet. The Awesemo OddsShopper tool is the perfect asset to use for a quick side-by-side comparison of the NBA betting odds.


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As seen in the accompanying image above, the point spread betting odds for this Pistons – Raptors are the same across the sportsbooks. All of the sportsbooks currently offer the Lions +6 (-110) or the Raptors -6 (-110). However, bettors should use the OddsShopper tool later in the day in order to avoid compromising value, especially later in the day.

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Pistons vs. Raptors NBA Picks | Total

Much like the point spread, those making NBA betting picks for the total in tonight’s Pistons – Raptors game should be a bit selective. Those interested in betting the total over will find the best value at FanDuel or William Hill in the form of an over 211 (-110) ticket. On the contrary, those looking to bet the Pistons – Raptors total under should aim to do so at BetMGM, with a line of 211.5 (-110).

Pistons vs. Raptors Prediction

Some of the best talent between these teams will not be on the floor tonight. We don’t even have a true homecourt advantage, with Toronto playing in Tampa. There’s a lot of moving parts, along with bad basketball in this game. I’ll take the points with Detroit.

Prediction: Pistons +6


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