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Celtics vs Pistons NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons
  • Where: Detroit at Little Caesars Arena
  • Date: Monday, February 6th
  • Betting Odds DET +11, BOS -621 | DET +451 O/U 229.5

The Celtics come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 37-16. So far, the team has gone 26-26-1 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Boston has an overall record of 2-1, including going 1-2 against the spread.

The Celtics are coming off a disappointing 106-94 loss to the Suns. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 10 points. Boston got off to a slow start, trailing by 13 points going into halftime. In the loss, Jaylen Brown led the team in scoring with 27 points on a field goal percentage of 42.9%.

The Pistons come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 14-40. So far, the team has gone 24-29-1 against the spread. Looking back on Pistons’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 1-2 while averaging 107 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 2-1.

Detroit is trying to bounce back from a 116-100 loss to the Suns. Going into this game, the team was 5 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. In the defeat, Detroit did not outscore the Suns in a single quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Saddiq Bey, as he contributed 25 points while hitting 58.3% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Celtics averaged 110.0 points per game vs the Pistons. Similar to the Celtics, the Pistons scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Boston, the team averaged 103.0 points per game. In terms of betting vs the spread, the Pistons have gone 3-2, but the Celtics actually have a positive scoring differential. In these meetings, Boston has averaged 116 points per contest, while allowing 107. The over-under record in these same games is 3-0-2, with the teams combining for an average of 223 points per game.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Celtics come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 117.7 points per game (3rd). The Celtics come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 15.5 made 3’s per game. A key to the team’s offensive success is their ability to knock down outside shots, as they are ranked 2nd in 3-point shots made per game. Their overall offensive numbers could go up if they begin to play at a faster pace. So far, they are below the league average in possessions per contest.

So far, the Celtics have played well defensively, as they are ranked 1st in the league at 104.48 points per contest.

On offense, Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics in scoring at 30.9 points per game, placing him 6th in the NBA. Overall, Tatum has hit 46.4% of his shots while accounting for 24.4% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 30th in points allowed to power-fowards. At 27.0 points per game, Jaylen Brown is the 2nd leading scorer for the Celtics. For the season, he is 55th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 49.0%.

Through 54 games, the Pistons are averaging 112.5 points per contest, placing them 23rd in the NBA. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Pistons are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 100.1 per contest. If the Pistons offense is going to turn things around, they will need to either generate more possessions or improve their overall efficiency. Currently, they are just 16th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.

Currently, the Pistons defense is ranked 22nd in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.55 points per game vs the unit.

This season, the Pistons offense has primarily worked through Bojan Bogdanovic and Jaden Ivey who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 51 games, Bogdanovic is 40th in the NBA at 21.4 points per game. So far, him and Ivey have accounted for 31% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 36.599999999999994 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jaden Ivey is grabbing 4.0 rebounds for Detroit to go along with 4.6 assists.

Celtics vs Pistons Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Pistons +11
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 229.5