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Boston CelticsDetroit Pistons
23-53April 05, 2014, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills27-49



The NBA betting slate features a clash between Detroit and Boston on Saturday, with the host Pistons trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

Detroit battles the Celtics, currently with a 23-53 mark (36-38-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 51-25 for the Pistons and 34-42 for the Celtics. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Pistons in this one, they were listed earlier as -6-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 205.5 for Saturday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pistons rated this week at No. 27 and the Celtics sitting at No. 19. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 89-88 result in favor of the Pistons today.

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Boston lost its last outing, a 111-102 result against the 76ers on April 4. The Celtics failed to cover in that game as a 9-point favorite, while the 213 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Celtics got 23 points from Jerryd Bayless, but it was Philadelphia that prevailed in a 111-102 final on Friday at TD Garden.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 116-104 result against the Nets on April 4. The Pistons failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 220 combined points took the game OVER the total. Andre Drummond scored 23 points and added 18 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 116-104 against Brooklyn in NBA action at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 100.7 PPG, against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 13 at 100.07 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 44.72% so far, more than the Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 43.24% per game.

A few Celtics at Pistons trends to consider:
Boston is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Boston at Atlanta, Wednesday, April 9th
Detroit at Atlanta, Tuesday, April 8th

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