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Celtics vs Pistons Betting Matchup Report

Detroit PistonsBoston Celtics
Dec 30, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics Odds


The Celtics will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Pistons at TD Garden in NBA wagering action.

The Celtics currently sports a record of 0-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-1 ATS. The Pistons are 0-2 and 0-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Celtics post a 3-0 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pistons have gone 1-1 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Celtics at No. 12 and the Pistons at No. 27 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 86-82 result in favor of the Celtics.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 13-ranked offense (96.3 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 21 at 98 PPG. The Celtics have averaged 46.5% from the field per game, more than the Pistons have managed so far this season (40.4% on average).

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 91 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

The Pistons were a 105-89 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (194) made winners of OVER bettors. Ben Gordon went off for 25 points and added 0 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Cleveland defeated Detroit, 105-89 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 97-78 loser as they battled the Hornets on the road. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 175 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Celtics endured a 97-78 loss at the hands of the Hornets on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from Ray Allen at New Orleans Arena.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Pistons at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Indiana, Saturday, December 31
Boston at Washington, Sunday, January 1