The Detroit Pistons find themselves down 2-1 in the seven-game Eastern Conference Finals series against the Boston Celtics. The Stones look to even up the series Monday night in Detroit while the Celtics try to take a commanding 3-1 lead. Check out some top trends below and get live odds from sportsbook Bodog.
BOSTON (76 - 23) at DETROIT (68 - 28) - 5/26/2008, 8:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 71-101 ATS (-40.1 Units) off an upset win as an underdog since 1996.
DETROIT is 55-41 ATS (+9.9 Units) in all games this season.
DETROIT is 45-31 ATS (+10.9 Units) as a favorite this season.
DETROIT is 30-18 ATS (+10.2 Units) in home games this season.
DETROIT is 8-0 ATS (+8.0 Units) in home games off a upset loss as a favorite this season.
DETROIT is 27-18 ATS (+7.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
DETROIT is 14-6 ATS (+7.4 Units) in home games versus good offensive teams - scoring 99+ points/game this season.
BOSTON is 60-38 ATS (+18.2 Units) in all games this season.
BOSTON is 47-31 ATS (+12.9 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 29-19 ATS (+8.1 Units) in road games this season.
BOSTON is 34-16 ATS (+16.4 Units) after a win by 10 points or more this season.
DETROIT is 2-13 ATS (-12.3 Units) in the conference finals over the last 3 seasons.
Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON is 8-5 against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 9-4 straight up against BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
10 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Boston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Boston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Boston
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tips and Trends
Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons [ESPN | 8:30 PM ET]
Celtics: Boston had a dominating 34-24 scoring advantage inside in Game 3, and star Paul Pierce said that was the team's main objective after splitting the first two games at home. "When (Kevin Garnett) has the ball, especially in isolations, we want to get the ball to him and take advantage of opportunities," Pierce said. "That's what we talked about at shoot-around (Saturday), helping out (Kendrick) Perkins and helping out (Rajon) Rondo and showing them things to do for these guys during the double-team. And Perk was able to duck in to get to the open spots, and so was Rondo. (They) took advantage of their opportunities."
Road team is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Underdog is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The UNDER is 16-5 in Boston's last 21 Monday games.
The UNDER is 6-2 in Boston's last 8 conference finals games.
Key Injuries - NONE
PROJECTED SCORE: 85
Pistons (-6, O/U 175): Detroit is facing a big dilemma knowing that starting point guard Chauncey Billups is still hurting from an injured hamstring suffered in Game 3 of the team's second-round series vs. Orlando. Should Billups continue to play hurt, or should rookie Rodney Stuckey get more playing time since he is already averaging 13 points per game against the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals? Billups seems to have the answer. "At this juncture of the season, you can't sit out," Billups said. "I'm one of the main leaders of the team. We've got a young guy, Stuckey, who is playing great and we've got to find ways to keep him playing well. But I know I have to play good for us to win."
Pistons are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 home games.
Key Injuries - NONE
PROJECTED SCORE: 91
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