NBA 2018-19: Predicted Starting Lineups and Match Prediction - Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons
Toronto Raptors (46-17) vs Detroit Pistons (30-31), Little Caesars Arena
The Raptors are coming off a close win against the Blazers, whereas the Pistons routed the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.
With that in mind, let us see how things stand for both teams tonight.
The Toronto Raptors perspective
The Raptors are in great form with just two losses in the last 12 games, currently sitting at the second place in the East.
As a team, they are shooting 47% from the field and 35.1% from beyond the three-point line. Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam have led the team from the front scoring 27 and 16.3 points per game.
The Raptors have been unbeatable in their last four road game and will look to continue to the streak.
Predicted Starting lineup: Pascal Siakam, Kawhi Leonard, Marc Gasol, Kyle Lowry and Danny Green.
The Detroit Pistons perspective
The Pistons have also been hot lately, looking to cement their playoff spot. They are currently at the seventh position in the West.
As a team, they are shooting 43.8% from the field and 34.3% from the three-point line. Blake Griffin and Andre Drumond have led the team from the front, scoring 25.7 and 17.5 points per game.
The Pistons have been unbeatable at home in their last four games and will be looking to improve that record further.
Predicted starting lineup: Bruce Brown Jr., Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond, Wayne Ellington.
How things might unfold
The Pistons have been the hottest teams lately and have the home-advantage tonight. The Raptors, on the other hand, have been winning but with closed margins. I am giving this sone to the Pistons.