Pistons vs. Celtics Prediction
Can the Detroit Pistons go on the road and continue their recent win streak when they face the Boston Celtics tonight at 7:30PM ET?
505 Detroit Pistons vs. 506 Boston Celtics
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
7:30PM ET – TD Garden
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Celtics are the favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -6.5 points against the Pistons. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 212.5 points. The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pistons playing some of their best ball
The Detroit Pistons are riding a four-game win and cover streak following a 121-112 win over the Wizards at home on Monday. The Pistons are 26-29 on the season, 9-16 on the road, 26-27-2 against the spread and 31-24 with the under.
Detroit has been led by its defense this season, allowing just 107.9 points per game while holding opponents to a league-low 33 percent shooting from the arc. Offensively, the Pistons are putting up 106.5 points per game while shooting 43.8 percent from the field. Blake Griffin is having an All-Star season, averaging 26.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. Andre Drummond is adding 17.3 points and 15.0 rebounds per contest.
Celtics best the 76ers
After a pair of losses at home, Boston bounced back on Tuesday night with a 112-109 win at Philadelphia as a 6.5-point underdog. The Celtics are now 36-21 on the season, 22-8 at home, 29-28 against the spread and 33-24 with the over.
Boston is also a very strong defensive team, allowing just 106.5 points per game while limiting opponents to 44.4 percent shooting. Offensively, Boston is averaging 112.9 points per game while shooting 46.4 percent. Kyrie Irving is questionable to play tonight due to a knee injury. He sat out last night’s game. Irving is averaging 23.6 points and 6.9 assists per game this year. Jayson Tatum is adding 16.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pistons are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six road games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven conference games.
The Celtics are 2-6 against the spread when playing on no rest and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
The home team has won both meetings this season, but the Pistons have covered the spread in both. Boston is coming off a hard-fought game last night in Philadelphia, so I would expect the Celtics to be a touch slow tonight. Boston has struggled to defend the paint, so the matchup with the Pistons could be a problem. Detroit has been tough to trust this season, especially on the road. However, the Pistons are playing well and get Boston at the right time. If Detroit can’t do this tonight, the Pistons really don’t have much hope to be a playoff contender.
NBA Prediction: Detroit Pistons +6.5