The Toronto Raptors will try to overcome multiple key injuries when they face the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. Toronto has lost three of its last four games and four of its last six following a strong start to the season. Detroit is riding a three-game losing streak and is tied for the worst record in the Eastern Conference at 3-11. 

Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. Toronto is favored by 4.5 points in the latest Pistons vs. Raptors odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 220.5. Before entering any Raptors vs. Pistons picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four seasons. The model enters Week 5 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 100-66 roll on all top-rated NBA picks that dates back to last season, returning more than $2,600. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Pistons vs. Raptors. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Pistons vs. Raptors:

  • Pistons vs. Raptors spread: Raptors -4.5
  • Pistons vs. Raptors over/under: 220.5 points
  • Pistons vs. Raptors money line: Detroit +158, Toronto -190
  • Pistons vs. Raptors picks: See picks here

Featured Game | Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors

Why the Pistons can cover 

Toronto is in a tough spot on Monday night, as it is dealing with multiple key injury issues. The Raptors have been without leading scorer Pascal Siakam for five straight games, and he is going to remain sidelined on Monday due to a right adductor strain. They are also missing top guard Fred VanVleet (illness), shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. and forward Precious Achiuwa (ankle), leaving them shorthanded in this matchup. 

The Raptors have not been the same team without Siakam, losing three of their last four games. They are also playing the final game of a three-game road trip, so fatigue is likely going to be an issue that they have to deal with as well. Detroit has won and covered the spread in six consecutive meetings between these teams. 

Why the Raptors can cover

Toronto might be shorthanded and in a rut right now, but this is the perfect opponent to face in that type of situation. Detroit is on a three-game losing streak and is tied with Charlotte for the worst record in the Eastern Conference (3-11). The Pistons are also playing without their best player in Cade Cunningham, who has missed the past two games due to left shin soreness. 

The Raptors are missing multiple key players, but they still have more talent and cohesiveness than Detroit. The Pistons have lost 11 consecutive games against Eastern Conference opponents and have only covered the spread once in their last six games this season. They are a team to stay away from right now, especially with their best player sidelined. 

How to make Raptors vs. Pistons picks

The model has simulated Pistons vs. Raptors 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Over on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in more than 60% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Raptors vs. Pistons? And which side of the spread hits more than 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Pistons vs. Raptors spread you need to jump on Monday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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