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Pistons vs. Raptors GameThread: Game Time, TV, Odds, and More

Detroit is already 2-0 against the Raptors this season

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There’s just something about the Detroit Pistons and their need to show up big in contests against the Toronto Raptors, Dwane Casey’s former employer. The Pistons are already 2-0 against the Raptors this season, which doesn’t sound special until you realize Detroit only has 15 wins all year. In last year’s 20-win campaign, they were 3-0 against a much better Toronto team. Tonight’s they go for the sixth straight win.

The Pistons always have a shot, for some reason, against these Raptors, but Toronto is again missing Fred VanVleet with a knee issue and OG Anunoby who is going to be sidelined for two weeks with a fractured finger.

There will also be a little excitement because it pits two of the year’s top rookies — Cade Cunningham and Scottie Barnes — against one another. In those two games, Cunningham is averaging 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4.5 assists while Barnes is averaging 9.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3 assists.

Game Vitals

When: 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Watch: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds: Pistons +8.5

Projected Lineups

Toronto Raptors (34-27)

Malachi Flynn, Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, Khem Birch

Detroit Pistons (15-47)

Cory Joseph, Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant, Isaiah Stewart