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(22-5) Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons (14-11)
Date: Sunday December 10
Time: 4:00PM EST
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -1
NBA Betting Total: 203
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Sunday December 10, finds the Boston Celtics arriving in Michigan for an Inter Conference match versus the Detroit Pistons. The Celtics continue to lead the NBA with the best record. This week they played Bucks, Magic and Spurs with wins over all but San Antonio. Their previous loss came against these Pistons.
Since the win over Boston the Pistons beat the Suns and then went on a five-game losing streak. This week the Pistons came up empty in games vs. the Spurs, Bucks and Warriors resulted in losses extending their losing streak to 6 games in a row.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Celtics winning three of the four contests although the Pistons won the first meeting this season.
The Celtics hold an overwhelming command of the all-time contests 236-135.
Something which has seemingly gone unnoticed through the early schedule of the Celtics is how few road games have been played on the opposite coast.
The loss last night in San Antonio was just their second game out West. Obviously Boston can only play the team in front of them, but this does bear watching as those road games come up.
Notably, the Raptors have quietly crept into second place and after this coming Wednesday (December 13th) will have just three opposite coast games remaining. Conversely the Celtics will have 12 still to play out West.
Kyrie Irving scored 36 points against the San Antonio Spurs trying his best to keep the Celtics in the game. He accomplished everything except hit the tying shot to send the match into overtime. The ball was half way down before popping back out.
In the loss to the Pistons earlier this season Al Horford had a hard time corralling Andre Drummond. That job may get more difficult with news Marcus Morris may not play due to a sore knee.
Moreover, Aron Baynes suffered an abdominal injury in the Spurs match and although he’s listed as probable, he’ll no doubt be less than 100 percent.
Just a few short weeks ago the Pistons sat second in the East and were the early surprise of the season. Five losses later (and 4-8 in last 12) and Detroit is clinging to the seventh seed.
Certainly the schedule has played a role in the Pistons recent regression, but also they aren’t catching teams by surprise anymore. Still less than half (6) of their 14 wins are against current playoff seeds and four of those came before mid November.
The Pistons boast an 8-3 home record which could play a role in Sunday’s match.
Don’t be fooled by the Pistons current losing streak as their last three games were lost by a cumulative 11 points. Furthermore the losses were to top tier squads. To wit, Detroit lost 93-96 to San Antonio, 100-104 to Milwaukee and 98-102 to the Warriors.
Jon Leuer is the only significant roster member out injured.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1 in Celtics last 8 vs. the East.
- Over is 9-2 in Celtics last 11 overall.
- Pistons are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 home games.
- Over is 9-2 in Celtics last 11 games as a favorite.
- Over Under is 5-5 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
Although Boston has been awarded the edge by odds makers it is tentatively with just a one point advantage. Even when you factor in the Pistons five game losing streak they seem due for a break through.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Bet the over
Given the uncertainty of Morris and Bayne’s health this game should come down to who wins the battle between Al Horford and Andre Drummond.
The Celtics have shown they can handle adversity, but now the Pistons need to demonstrate they can rebound from the free fall they’re in.
My gut says this might be a knockdown, drag out battle, but with such a low betting total (203) and the history of the teams going over I’m inclined to take that route.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pistons 107 – Celtics 103
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