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Detroit Pistons Boston Celtics
12-14 December 18, 2013, 07:30 | TD Garden 12-14



The Celtics hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Pistons pay a visit to TD Garden in NBA betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Celtics are 12-14 so far on the season, and 15-11 ATS vs. the number. The Pistons, meanwhile, are 12-14 and 13-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 9-17 and the Pistons go 19-7 on the totals.

View Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Pistons before tip-off in this one found them as 0-point earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 194.5 at TopBet.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 13-rated Celtics and the No. 22-rated Pistons in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 92-90 win for the Celtics on Wednesday.

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In their last action, Detroit was a 101-96 winner on the road against the Pacers. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Pistons got a 30-point performance from Josh Smith as Detroit handed Indiana a 101-96 defeat on Monday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Boston won its last outing, a 101-97 result against the Timberwolves on December 16. The Celtics covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 198 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Minnesota was victimized for 24 points and 11 rebounds by Jared Sullinger as the Celtics defeated the Timberwolves 101-97 in NBA action on Monday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 95 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 19 at 100.88 PPG. The Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 45.24% so far, more than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Next up:
Detroit home to Charlotte, Friday, December 20th
Boston home to Washington, Saturday, December 21st