Celtics vs. Pistons Prediction
Will the Celtics beat the Pistons tonight as a small road favorite when the two teams clash at 6:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Pistons are 1.5-point home underdogs versus the Celtics while the total currently sits at 214 points. The point spread hasn't moved off that original 1.5-point number, but the over/under has dropped from 215 down to the current number of 214.
The Celtics have won seven of their last 10 games but they haven't had much success covering for bettors, as they're just 3-7 against the spread during that same span. They're 29-27 at the betting window on the season, which includes an 18-10 ATS mark on the road.
The Pistons have also won seven of their last 10 games entering tonight but unlike the Celtics, they've posted a winning record at the betting window at 7-3. They're just 28-30 against the spread this season, but are 17-12 ATS at home.
OUR PREDICTION: The Celtics have covered in four of their last five trips to Auburn Hills and the road team is also 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams. Detroit hasn't been a good bet coming off wins, going just 5-12 against the spread in its last 17 games following victory. Boston, meanwhile, is 15-7-2 at the betting window in its last 24 road games.
SUNDAY NBA PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -1.5