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Pistons face Celtics: NBA odds preview

Detroit PistonsBoston Celtics
April 3, 6:00 PM | TD Garden

Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics Odds

26-49TEAM RECORD52-23

The Celtics will hit the floor running against the visiting Detroit Pistons on Sunday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Celtics sit at 52-23 (34-39-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Pistons are currently 26-49 (41-34 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Boston is 35-40 OU, and Detroit is 40-35 OU.

View Detroit vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Celtics as 11-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 185.5, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 27-rated Pistons taking on the No. 10-rated Celtics in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 102-92 win for the Celtics on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pistons rank No. 30 in the league with 38.4 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 29 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 26-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Pistons rate No. 20 with 5.8 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pistons own the league's No. 13-rated mark, allowing 99.6 points per game when on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in home scoring.

In their last action, Detroit was a 101-96 loser at home against the Bulls. They covered the 8.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Richard Hamilton was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 4 rebounds but Chicago still won, 101-96, over Detroit on Friday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Celtics were an 88-83 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as favorites, while the total score (171) made winners of UNDER bettors. Paul Pierce went off for 25 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Atlanta defeated Boston, 88-83 at Philips Arena.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Pistons at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Detroit's last 24 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston's last 13 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Washington, Tuesday, April 5
Boston home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 5

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