Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics Prediction
The Boston Celtics (37-16) take a road trip to the Little Caesars Arena for an Eastern Conference matchup against the Detroit Pistons (14-40) on Monday. The Boston Celtics enter the game atop the Eastern Conference, 14 spots above the rock-bottom Detroit Pistons. This will be the third regular season encounter between the two teams, with the Boston Celtics leading the series 2-0.
Form Detroit Pistons
The Detroit Pistons made a swift return to losing ways last time out by slipping to a 100-116 defeat to the Phoenix Suns, leaving them 3-7 from the past ten games overall and 1-4 in the last five at home.
The Detroit Pistons are more of an average side for the offensive side of the game. Entering Monday’s matchup, the hosts are averaging 112.5 points per game. The home defense is one of the worst in shutting out opponents, allowing opponents 119.8 points per game this season.
Last year, the Detroit Pistons failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 24-58 regular season. They ended up 14th in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Central Division. Their chances of reaching postseason play this season don’t look good either, with the home side 14-40 so far.
Cory Joseph, Marvin Bagley III, Cade Cunningham, and Buddy Boeheim are all carrying injuries going into the latest Detroit Pistons game.
Form Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics head to the Little Caesars Arena on the back of a 94-106 defeat to the Phoenix Suns last time out, leaving them 6-4 in their past ten games and 3-2 in the last five on the road.
The Boston Celtics’ offensive game has been one of the best in the NBA. The away offense ranks tenth in the league, averaging 117.7 points per game this season. The visitors have one of the most impenetrable defensive lines in the country, conceding only 111.9 points per game this season and an average of 108.2 points in their last five games.
The Boston Celtics have had an incredible season, leading the Eastern Conference after losing the NBA Finals last year. With their talented roster, the hosts have put together an impressive record of 37-16 so far this season. It will be interesting to see how far they can go and if they can go one better come playoff time.
The Boston Celtics have 3 players injured for the upcoming match in Danilo Gallinari, Marcus Smart, and Luke Kornet.
The Boston Celtics bagged a 108-117 win over the Detroit Pistons in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the Little Caesars Arena in November 2022. The Little Caesars Arena has been a great hunting ground for the Boston Celtics in recent years. They’ve won their past four games here against the Detroit Pistons, going 6-4 in the last ten overall.
The Detroit Pistons tallied 107.2 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the Boston Celtics. The latter managed an average of 110.5 points in comparison.
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- Moneyline (ML): Boston Celtics (-602) | Detroit Pistons (+450)
- Against the spread (ATS): Boston Celtics -11.0 (-110) | Detroit Pistons +11.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 230.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Take the Boston Celtics to win (1.17) on the moneyline.
Odds are not in favor of the Detroit Pistons according to the oddsmakers, with +450 moneyline odds set for a home win. The hosts have been struggling at Little Caesars Arena lately, losing seven out of their last ten home games. Their last match ended in a 100-116 defeat to the Phoenix Suns. The Boston Celtics hold the edge in the regular season series, leading 2-0 against the Detroit Pistons. Their most recent victory was a 108-117 triumph, making them 6-4 in the last 10 meetings. The visitors are seen as the likely victors again, with their -602 moneyline odds suggesting an 86% chance of a road win.
The Boston Celtics seem a shrewd bet for the moneyline. They have played extremely well on the road, boasting a 6-4 record in their last ten away games. This may give them an edge over the Detroit Pistons, who have only gone 3-7 at Little Caesars Arena lately.
Against the Spread
Take the Boston Celtics -11.0 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Boston Celtics are the heavy favorites in the NBA betting lines, with an 11-point lead on the spread for their latest road game. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 7.9 points.
The Detroit Pistons have gone 9-17-1 ATS at Little Caesars Arena. Their overall record for the season is 22-29-3 ATS. In their previous ten games, the Detroit Pistons went 4-6 ATS overall and 3-7 ATS in the last ten at home.
The Boston Celtics, on the other hand, have failed to cover the spread in seven of their last eight games. The visitors are 4-6 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 3-7 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Total under 230.5 (1.91) is how we’d bet on the total.
Based on their head-to-head record, the Detroit Pistons and the Boston Celtics look primed for a low-scoring affair. Both sides haven’t produced too many points in their ten most recent matchups. They averaged 217.7 points between them, including 213.6 points in the last five at Little Caesars Arena.
The total line is set at 230.5. The Detroit Pistons and the Boston Celtics’ combined points total has not exceeded this 230.5 line eight times in their last ten matchups. Betting Under on the Total market returns odds of -110.
For betting on the total, consider that four of the last five Detroit Pistons games went under. Games at the Little Caesars Arena don’t always seem to produce the expected number of points, with the total going under in four of the home side’s last five games.
On average, the Boston Celtics have seen 224.7 points go on board during their past ten matches and 218.0 points in their last five contests on the road. The Boston Celtics have not been able to match or surpass the expected total in four of the last five road games.