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Boston CelticsDetroit Pistons
0-2November 03, 2013, 06:00 | The Palace of Auburn Hills1-1

The Pistons will try to cover the spread at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Sunday when they get a visit from the Celtics in basketball action.

Supporters of the Celtics have seen them go 0-2 and 1-1 ATS so far this season, while the Pistons are at 1-1 and 2-0 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pistons are 2-0, while the Celtics are 1-1.

View Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Celtics before tip-off in this one found them as 8-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 191 at TopBet.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pistons at No. 27 and the Celtics at No. 24 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-88 result in favor of the Pistons.

The Celtics were a 105-98 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (203) made winners of OVER bettors. The Celtics endured a 105-98 loss at the hands of the Bucks on Friday, despite a 17-point effort from Brandon Bass at TD Garden.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 111-108 result against the Grizzlies on November 1. The Pistons covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 219 combined points took the game OVER the total. Josh Smith scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Pistons to victory (they lost 111-108 to Memphis at FedExForum on Friday).

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 16-rated squad against Boston's No. 17-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 14 in the league with 8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 with 3.5 per outing.

A few Celtics at Pistons trends to consider:
Boston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games
Boston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Detroit is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games

Next up:
Boston at Vancouver, Monday, November 4th
Detroit at Indiana, Tuesday, November 5th