Preview: Detroit At Toronto

When: 7:00 PM  ET, Sunday, January 25, 2015
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
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DET Edge in: TOR
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Detroit guard Brandon Jennings has been dominant against Toronto this season, but will be watching from the sidelines when the two teams meet in Canada on Sunday. Jennings, who has averaged 28 points and nine assists as the teams have split two meetings thus far, left Saturday's 101-86 loss to Milwaukee with a leg issue. The veteran, who is averaging 15.4 points per game, reportedly has an Achilles injury and is out indefinitely.

The injury is a big blow for a Pistons squad that has gone 12-4 since Christmas, but may open up an opportunity for a Toronto team that has been up and down of late. Kyle Lowry had 21 points to help the Raptors to a 91-86 victory at Philadelphia on Friday, wrapping up a 2-1 road trip for Toronto. Jennings scored 34 points to lead Detroit to a 114-111 win at Toronto on Jan. 12, avenging a 10-point loss at home Dec. 19.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, FSN Detroit, Sportsnet (Toronto)

ABOUT THE PISTONS (17-27): Detroit's recent turnaround is largely attributable to Jennings' recent play, making his potential long-term loss a tough one. "It doesn't look good," head coach Stan Van Gundy. "It's a major, major loss." The absence of Jennings likely means more minutes for veteran D.J. Augustin, who averaged 13.3 points and 6.3 assists in three starts earlier this month.

ABOUT THE RAPTORS (28-15):
Toronto is 3-3 since star swingman DeMar DeRozan returned from injury, and the team's second-leading scorer has hit a wall of late. He has a total of 14 points in 88 minutes over his last three games, shooting 17.6 percent while missing all five of his 3-point tries in the process. DeRozan's slump is part of a season-high five-game stretch in which the Raptors have been held below 100 points.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. Lowry is shooting 35.7 percent from the floor this month and has been below 50 percent in 12 straight games.

2. Pistons F Greg Monroe is averaging 14.8 rebounds over his last four games.

3. Detroit is 23-13 all-time on the road against Toronto.

PREDICTION: Raptors 101, Pistons 95

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Detroit 17-27 L1 7-15 10-12 2-2 15-25 4-4 11-14
Toronto 28-15 W1 16-7 12-8 2-1 26-14 8-0 19-8

Last Meeting

Detroit Toronto
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
1/12/15 DET 114 TOR 111 114 46 42.7 111 42 54.0

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
DET B. Jennings 34 50.0 8
TOR J. Valanciunas 31 93.3 3
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
DET A. Drummond 14 7 7
TOR J. Valanciunas 12 4 8
Assists Player  
DET B. Jennings 10
TOR K. Lowry 12
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
DET G. Monroe 728 50.2 172
TOR K. Lowry 929 43.4 198
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
DET A. Drummond 647 239 408
TOR J. Valanciunas 385 116 269
Assists Player  
DET B. Jennings 316
TOR K. Lowry 346

Quickchart Matchup

Detroit  Off vs  Toronto Def
97.9 Points For
100.6 Points Against
42.5 FG%
46.1 FG%
45.8 Reb
42.2 Reb
Toronto Off vs  Detroit Def
105.6 Points For
99.9 Points Against
45.5 FG%
45.7 FG%
42.2 Reb
44.8 Reb

Live Game Odds

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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Detroit Overall Toronto
17-27 W/L 28-15
19-25-0 ATS 21-21-1
19-24-1 O/U 23-20-0
97.9 Pts For 105.6
99.9 Pts Against 100.6
Detroit A/H Toronto
10-12 W/L 16-7
12-10-0 ATS 10-13-0
7-14-1 O/U 10-13-0
96.5 Pts For 103.9
97.6 Pts Against 96.6