Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 16 (2/16): NBA

Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 16 (2/16): NBA

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Odds
Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Pistons money line +600
Pistons spread +12.5
Celtics money line -1000
Celtics spread -12.5
Over / under 214

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Detroit Pistons Boston Celtics
Record 12-45 34-25
Road / home record 4-25 16-12
Streak 8L 9W
Points per game 102.39 108.26
Points allowed per game 112.63 103.59
Rebounds per game 42.75 46.83
Rebounds allowed per game 47.09 44.76
Over / under record 28-28-1 24-34-1

 

Preview

The Detroit Pistons will travel to Boston to face the hottest team of the moment, the Celtics. These teams have faced once so far this season and the Celtics beat the Pistons in Detroit 102-93 as -10.5 favorites.

DETROIT PISTONS

The Pistons will look to avoid a 9th straight loss but they have to face the unstopabble Celtics. Detroit just lost to the Wizards 103-94. Saddiq Bey led Detroit (12-45) with 24 points. Jerami Grant scored 14 and Cade Cunningham, who leads NBA rookies in scoring, was in foul trouble for much of the game and finished with 12 points.

The Detroit Pistons are averaging 102.4 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting. 

BOSTON CELTICS

The Celtics are the hottest team in the league right now as they have won 9 games in a row. They come from destroying the 76ers 135-87 in Philly.  Jaylen Brown scored 29 pts and Jayson Tatum added 28 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for the Celtics, who have closed ground in the Eastern Conference with their stellar play of late. Boston entered sixth in the East, 4 ½ back of first-place Miami. They have won 11 of 12.

Boston is averaging 108.4 points on 45 percent shooting, Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.7 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.5 points and 3.2 assists. 

Defensively are allowing 103.6 points on 43 percent shooting and ranked #4 in defense in the league. Robert Williams didn't play against the sixers and he's questionable vs the Pistons.

BETTING TRENDS

Detroit are 0-4 ATS last 4 games on the road.

Detroit are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.

Boston are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.

Boston are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs a team with a losing straight up record.

Prediction

The Celtics are playing at their best level and are winning their last 5 games by an average of 26.4 points they just beat the 76ers by 48 pts on the road. Now they return home to face the worst team in the league. This game should be a piece of cake for them. Take the Celtics to cover.

PICK: Celtics -12.5 (-110)

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