Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons Odds
The Palace of Auburn Hills features an NBA battle between the host Detroit Pistons and the visiting Boston Celtics in betting action on Sunday.
The Celtics will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 3-5-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Pistons are 5-5 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Boston is 6-3-1 on the totals; Detroit is 5-5.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Pistons as 4-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 189, but may be on the move at and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pistons at No. 30 and the Celtics at No. 27 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-90 result in favor of the Celtics.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 93 PPG, against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 18 at 97.6 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 43.7% so far, less than the Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 47.8% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 99 points per game when playing on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Boston was a 107-89 winner at home against the Raptors. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Jason Terry scored 20 points leading the Celtics to a 107-89 victory over Toronto at TD Garden on Saturday.
In their last action, Detroit was a 110-106 loser at home against the Magic. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (216) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Detroit got 23 points from Greg Monroe but lost anyway 110-106 against the Magic on Friday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Orlando are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Celtics at Pistons trends to consider:
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Detroit's last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Boston
Boston home to San Antonio, Wednesday, November 21
Detroit at Orlando, Wednesday, November 21