Pistons Celtics Highlight NBA Bets
The Pistons are in rebuilding mode and the playoffs this season are a long shot, but the Celtics are not playing well as of late and are only 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against teams with a losing record.
Boston Celtics (36-21) at Detroit Pistons (21-38)
Tonight in an Eastern Conference match ups of a couple of teams that are struggling the Detroit Pistons host the Boston Celtics. The Pistons have dropped three in a row and are 4-6 in their last 10 games and the Celtics have lost two in a row and are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
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Boston is in the fourth position in the East nine games back of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Pistons are in 13th place in the East 7.5 games back of the Miami Heat for the eighth and last playoff spot.
There is no line to this game at time of writing, but check Bovada, as they always have the earliest posted lines.
This season Detroit is 14-16 at home and 25-31-3 ATS and Boston is 20-10 on the road and 21-35-1 ATS.
Both teams did not play well in their last games, as the Celtics lost to the New Jersey Nets 104-96 and the Pistons lost to the Golden State Warriors 95-88.
The Celtics rank number one in the league in points allowed (94.2 ppg), but their defense has really let them down in this last two losses giving up 108 against the Cleveland Cavaliers and 104 to the lowly New Jersey Nets. The loss to New Jersey was at home no less.
At least the Celtics will be facing a Pistons’ squad that ranks 29th in the league in scoring (92.4 ppg). The Pistons will have to win this game with their defense, which is solid ranking ninth in the league in opponents points allowed.
The Celtics should get Paul Pierce (17.9 ppg) back tonight after he has missed the last three games.
Luckily the Celtics are on the road, as they have a better record there than at home.
Detroit has beat Boston two games in a row and after losing their previous five to them.
Boston is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games against teams with a losing home record and Detroit is 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 home games.
Boston is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games in Detroit.
Wednesday NBA Basketball Odds Updates
Memphis Grizzlies at New Orleans Hornets
Both of these teams are 4-6 in their last 10 games and each needs to start winning if they are going to make the post-season. The Hornets are in 10th place in the Western Conference four games back of eighth place Portland and the Grizzlies are only ½ game back of New Orleans.
Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets
This is a match up of two teams heading in different directions. The Nuggets have lost two in a row and are now in third place in the West recently being overtaken by Dallas for the second spot. The Thunder have won two in a row and are 8-2 in their last 10 games.
Thursday NBA betting
L.A. Lakers at Miami Heat
The Lakers are cruising having the best record in the West and leading the conference by 5.5 games over the Dallas Mavericks. The Heat are clinging to the eighth and last playoff spot in the East and they have lost four games in a row.
Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns
Both of these teams are over .500 in their last 10 games and currently the Jazz hold the fourth position in the Western Conference, but they only lead the Suns by one game. This game is important, as each wants to move up in the West in order to host a first round playoff series.