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Pistons vs Celtics NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Detroit Pistons at Boston Celtics
  • Where: Boston at TD Garden
  • Date: Wednesday, February 15th
  • Betting Odds BOS -9, DET +313 | BOS -411 O/U 228.5

So far, the Pistons have put together an overall record of 15-43, while going 26-31-1 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Detroit has an overall record of 1-2, including going 2-1 against the spread.

The Pistons will be looking to bounce back from a 119-118 loss to the Raptors. In terms of betting, Detroit entered as 11 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. This was a tightly contested game throughout, as Detroit only trailed by 1 point going into halftime. In the loss, Bojan Bogdanovic led the team in scoring with 33 points on a field goal percentage of 55.6%.

The Celtics come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 41-17. So far, the team has gone 30-26-2 against the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Celtics are averaging 123 points per game while allowing 118. This has led to a record of 2-1.

The Celtics will be looking to bounce back from a 131-125 loss to the Bucks. In terms of betting, Boston entered as 9 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. In the game, the two teams played a tight first-half, as Boston only trailed by 1. However, the Celtics were able to pull home in the 2nd half and pick up the win. Leading the team in scoring was Derrick White, as he contributed 27 points while hitting 41.7% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Celtics picked up the 128-112 win over the Pistons. The Celtics point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 13.5 point favorite. So far this season, the Celtics have a record of 3-0 vs the Pistons. Similar to their season-long average, the Pistons averaged 103.0 points per game vs the Celtics. Similar to the Pistons, the Celtics scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Detroit, the team averaged 110.0 points per game. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 3-2 in favor of the Celtics. In these matchups, Boston has averaged 116 points per game, while allowing 105. In these contests, they averaged a combined 221 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 2-1-2.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Pistons come into today’s game as the 25th ranked scoring offense at 112.3 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.8 made 3’s per game. One reason that they are still scoring at a high rate, is the fact that they are ranked 12th in the NBA in possessions per contest. These increased opportunites have helped make up for the lack of outside shooting.

Against the Celtics, the Pistons will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 22nd in points allowed.

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 55 games, Bogdanovic is 37th in the NBA at 21.7 points per game. So far, him and Ivey have accounted for 31% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 36.9 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jaden Ivey is grabbing 3.9 rebounds for Detroit to go along with 4.6 assists.

Coming into today’s action, Boston is averaging 117.7 points per contest. This figure places them 3rd in the league. The Celtics come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 15.9 made 3’s per game. One thing that could take the team’s offense to the next level is if they can begin to generate more opportunites at the free-throw line. So far, they are averaging just 18.4 made free-throws per game.

Against the Pistons, the Celtics will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 1st ranked unit at 104.48 points per game.

Smart bettors will be keeping a close eye on the injury report for this matchup, as Celtics are in jeporady of not having two of their top scorers availble vs the Pistons. Right now, Jaylen Brown is already listed as out, while Jayson Tatum is questionable. For the season, Jaylen Brown is 2nd on the team in scoring and 15.0th in the league at 26.5 points per game. As long as he is able to play, Jayson Tatum will look to be even more assertive on offense. In his 54 games, he has accounted for 24.3% of the team’s field goal attempts and is 10th in the NBA in usage rate. Overall, he is averaging 30.5 points per game for Boston.

Pistons vs Celtics Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Celtics -9
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 228.5