TOR VS DET NBA Dream11 Basketball Prediction, Preview, Fantasy Team News
Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors
NBA Regular Season
TOR VS DET MATCH PREVIEW:
Detroit Pistons host Toronto Raptors in NBA action on Tuesday morning (IST) at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit.
The last match between these two teams was a humdinger of a match. The game went to overtime and it was Raptors who won the match 121-119 in Detroit. It was the pivotal game for the visitors as the win saw Toronto qualify for the NBA playoff for yet another season. DeMar DeRozan was nothing short of a superhero as the 28-year-old shooting-guard scored an incredible 42 points in that match.
Pistons (38-42) are at 9th in Eastern Conference heading into this match. Only two games remain in the regular season, and with a gap of 4 games between them and 8th placed Washington Wizards, they are out of NBA playoffs.
Meanwhile, Toronto Raptors won the Eastern Conference two games ago. They won it ahead of the teams like 16-times champions Boston Celtics, and the 2016 champion Cleveland Cavaliers. Raptors' Dwane Casey is rotating heavily in the past few games and is expected to do the same again to keep his squad to its full strength ahead of the all-important playoffs.
Match Timing: Tomorrow, April 10, 04:30 AM IST
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit
Form of the Team-
Detroit Pistons lost their last game against Memphis Grizzlies 130-117. They head into this match with a significantly improved form in the last 10 games, winning 7 and losing just three times during that period. While in 40 home matches this season, Pistons have won 25 and lost 15 games in 2017-18 season.
They may be reeling outside the playoff position but Pistons are the 5th best team in NBA this season in terms of shooting beyond the arc. in turnovers and offensive rebounds per game, they rank 8th and 9th respectively.
The Detroit Pistons are averaging 103.5 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 19.8 points and 6.6 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 15.1 points and 16 rebounds. Ish Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is grabbing 2.5 rebounds.
Toronto Raptors won five of their last eight games and three consecutive games heading into this match. They beat Orlando Magic 112-101 in their last game
As a team, Raptors are averaging 111.7 points and are allowing just 103.8 points against them. They are shooting at 47.1 percent and allowing opponents to shoot at 44.9 percent against them.
DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.1 points and 3.9 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 16.2 points and 6.8 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line.
Last 10 Games –
Detroit Pistons – W L W W W W W L W L
Toronto Raptors – W L W L W L L W W W
Detroit Pistons – Win – 38, Loss – 42
Toronto Raptors – Win – 58, Loss – 22
Top Performer –
For Detroit Pistons-
|Points Per Game||Blake Griffin||18.1|
|Rebounds per Game||Andre Drummond||16.0|
|Assists Per Game||Reggie Jackson||5.1|
For Toronto Raptors:
|Points Per Game||DeMar DeRozan||23.1|
|Rebounds per Game||Jonas Valanciunas||8.6|
|Assists Per Game||Kyle Lowry||6.8|
TOR VS DET TEAM NEWS:
Their top scorer Blake Griffin (Ankle injury) is out. So don't include him in your Dream11 team.
Shooting-Guard Reggie Bullock (Knee Injury), and Power-Forward Jon Leuer (Ankle injury) are also out of this clash due to their respective injuries.
While Reggie Jackson is a major doubt due to an illness.
Stanley Johnson (Forward), Anthony Tolliver (Forward), Andre Drummond (Center), Luke Kennard (Guard), Reggie Jackson (Guard)
From the bench: Ish Smith, Henry Ellenson, James Ennis, Langston Galloway, Eric Moreland
DeMar DeRozan was given a rest on Sunday to keep him fit and healthy for the NBA playoffs. His inclusion in today's game depends on head-coach Dwane Casey if he wants to give him some game-time ahead of this weekend's playoffs.
We will notify you if anything pops-up-
Lucas Nogueira left the game against Orlando Magic on Sunday with a sore hamstring and did not return, while Fred VanVleet hobbled out of that game, because of back tightness. Both the players are listed questionable for the visitors.
Norman Powell also suffered a sprained ankle against Magic but did return. He, too, is a doubt for the game.Each of their availabilities against the Pistons are unknown.
Serge Ibaka (Forward), OG Anunoby (Forward), Jonas Valanciunas (Center), Kyle Lowry (Guard), DeMar DeRozan – Doubt (Guard)
From the bench: Fred Van Vleet, Pascal Siakam, C. J. Miles, Jakob Poeltl, Delon Wright, Lucas Nogueira, Norman Powell
Detroit Pistons – Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson
Toronto Raptors – Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan
TOR VS DET FANTASY TEAM:
We have included some players who are listed as doubtful. But they are too good to miss out even if there is a chance of them not playing. We are counting that they will be given playing time in this match. If they don't play, we will certainly notify you here-
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
We are backing Toronto to win this match.
NOTE: THIS TOR VS DET MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.