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Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons

The Boston Celtics and the Detroit Pistons will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 100-99 loser as they battled the Bulls at home. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 199 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 102-87 result against the Knicks on January 17. The Pistons failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 189 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Boston:
Team record: 20-19 SU, 15-21-3 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 12 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games on the road

When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Detroit:
Team record: 14-25 SU, 17-22 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 12 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games when playing Boston

When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Orlando are 6-4
After playing New York are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Next up:
Boston at Cleveland, Tuesday, January 22
Detroit home to Orlando, Tuesday, January 22