Fargo's 10* NBA ENFORCER (INSANE 9-1 L10 NBA 10*): Matt is coming off a brutal bad beat with Orlando in overtime on Saturday but he is still a BLAZING 9-1 ATS with his last ten 10* Reports and overall he is an INCREDIBLE 19-7-1 ATS (73.1%) L27 NBA! Going back further, he is a SCORCHING 48-28-2 ATS (63.2%) since the All-Star break and adds to it Sunday with his latest Enforcer!
Game: Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons Apr 22 2012 6:05PM
Prediction: Detroit Pistons
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: The Pistons have been playing better and more consistent even though they are just a game better than the Raptors. Through its first game in February, Detroit went 4-20 to open the season but it has gone a pretty solid 19-20 since then despite a recent rough stretch that has seen it go 2-7 over its last nine games but six of those seven losses all came against teams either in the playoffs or right on the cusp of getting a spot. This is where Detroit has had the most success, going 10-4 when favored. The Raptors have dropped two straight games as well and are 2-6 in their last eight games. They have won a few games on the road but are still just 5-12 in their last 17 games on the highway and that includes a 19-point loss in Detroit in the most recent meeting in this series back in early March. Toronto has been pretty solid this season as an underdog but a lot of that has been due to stepping up against the elite teams as it is just 1-5 ATS in its last six games against teams with a losing record. We won with Detroit on Tuesday as it clobbered the Cavaliers and a lot of that reasoning was due to injuries to Cleveland and that is similar for Toronto tonight. The Raptors are without three key players as center Andrea Bargnani has been shut down for the season, point guard Jose Calderon, who is tied for fourth in the NBA in assists, will sit out his fourth straight game with an eye injury while forward Linas Kleiza is likely to sit out his third straight game with a bum knee. These are three huge absences. The Pistons fall into a great situation where we play against road underdogs of 3.5 to 9.5 points that are revenging a loss where opponent scored 100 or more points, playing with three or more days rest. This situation is 89-47 ATS (65.4 percent) since 1996. On top of that, the Raptors are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games when playing with three or more days rest. Meanwhile, Detroit is 13-2 ATS in its last 15 home games coming off a home loss while going 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games coming off a double-digit loss. 10* (708) Detroit Pistons