Free NBA Pick: Celtics vs Pistons Lines
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(6-5) Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons (6-6)
Date: Saturday November 19
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Detroit -3
NBA Betting Total: 200.5
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The Boston Celtics came away with their sixth win of the season after coming out victors in their last match against the Dallas Mavericks.
While the Detroit Pistons didn’t fair as well, after coming away on the losing end of a three point loss to the New York Knicks (final score 105-102.)
The Boston Celtics came away with their third win in four games after shutting down the Dallas Mavericks in their last outing at the TD Garden. Boston just continued hounding the Mavericks all game, forcing them into taking tough contested jumpers all night.
Dallas was held to only 83 points, while shooting just 41% from the field. That was a key catalyst in why the Boston Celtics came away on the winning end.
Dallas did their best in fighting their way back into the game, but it wasn’t enough.
Boston just did such a fantastic job of holding the Mavericks role players in check.
J.J. Barea shot a putrid 4-11 from the field, while Dwight Powell went only 1-8 from the field.
Now they’ve got to do that again in this next outing at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Celtics cannot allow Ish Smith and Beno Udrih to get into a rhythm this game, because if they get going, it’ll help get the Pistons offense going. An that’s not what Boston wants.
Detroit have shown themselves to be average team when both point guards can’t get going, so Boston has got to hold both of them in check.
Marcus Smart is going to do a great job on that end, now it just comes down to Isaiah Thomas putting in the effort. If he can do just that, they’ll be able to come out with the win.
The Detroit Pistons have now dropped three of their last five games after coming away on the losing end of a 105-102 points loss to the New York Knicks.
Detroit kept up with the Knicks for most of the game, but they trailed going into the fourth quarter (81-74.)
An from their the team just couldn’t catch up.
They did their best outscoring New York 28-24 in the final frame of action, but it wasn’t enough as the Knicks ultimately came out winners.
Defensively the team played great, but they just couldn’t end defensive possessions with a rebound, and that led to the teams downfall. The Knicks hauled in 19 offensive rebounds.
That just unacceptable if the team plans on winning games.
Time and time again they continued allowing the Knicks to crash the offensive glass, and that ultimately allowed the Knicks to come out on top.
Now usually this isn’t a problem for the team, since Andre Drummond is normally a beast on the glass. But this game he wasn’t (9 rebounds on the night)
That cannot happen next match against the Celtics, because Boston has a nice group of big-men that like to crash the offensive glass. Amir Johnson, Jonas Jerebko and Tyler Zeller are going to continue hunting for second chance opportunities.
That means Andre Drummond has got to be ready to dominate the boards.
He’s shown himself to be one of the premier rebounders at his positions. So now it’s time he continues proving that by stopping the Celtics from getting offensive rebounds.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 5-0 in Celtics last 5 overall
- Under is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 vs. Eastern Conference
- Under is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record
- Under is 5-0 in Pistons last 5 home games
- Under is 8-3 in Pistons last 11 overall
Free Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
The Detroit Pistons are favorites to win this one, but look for Boston to come out on top. Both teams are going to be coming off their second games of a back to back. So that’s means depth is going to play a key part in who wins this game.
An since Boston has the better second unit, look for them to come out on top.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Under 200.5
This is going to be a low scoring affair, as both teams hang their hats on the defensive end of the floor. So I’d take the “under” on this matchup.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston 100 – Detroit 94
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