By Scott Rickenbach
ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION (?) – The #1 Capper on the site went 6-1 on Saturday!
Detroit @ Toronot
After an ugly 2-8 stretch, the Raptors were trying to get back on track and they did just that with 2 straight wins. However, all that momentum was then ruined by a loss at Minnesota on Wednesday. Toronto owes that defeat to shoddy defense and that has been the focus in practice for the Raptors. With the fresh legs from having been off 3 straight days and with the Raptors knowing they need to improve defensively if they want to win consistently, I look for this one to be a rather low-scoring battle Sunday.
Keep in mind, the Pistons come into this one having stayed under the total in 3 of their last 4 games. Detroit is off of an ugly home loss to the Spurs Friday and the Pistons have gone 10-6 to the under this season when they are off of a loss by a margin of 10 points or more. Turning attention back to the Raptors. Toronto has gone 6-3 to the under in Sunday games this season. The Pistons are also a 67% play to the under in Sunday games as they are 4-2 to the under on Sundays this season.
With both teams off of a loss where lagging defense was definitely an issue, look for plenty of defensive intensity in this one. Free Pick on UNDER 211.5 in Toronto early Sunday evening. Best of luck, Scott “The Bulldog”