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(37-20) Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons (28-30)
Date: Sunday February 26
Time: 6:00PM EST
Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 215
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Its a key Eastern Conference showdown on Sunday night in Auburn Hills.
The Boston Celtics travel to Michigan to take the Pistons.
Every game at this point gets bigger and bigger and this could decide who gets what seeding in the playoffs so both teams will come out hungry in this game.
The Boston Celtics remained relatively quiet which surprised many. They had an opportunity to maybe get Paul George from the Pacers but ultimately decided not to pull the trigger.
The Celtics did not get their post All Star Break stretch started on the right note. On Friday night they lost to the Raptors, a team they will be competing with for seeding and who were without Kyle Lowry by a final of 107-97.
This is a huge game for the Celtics who have dreams of a two seed. If they lose two games coming out of the break that really puts them behind the eight ball.
The Celtics team strength is on the offensive side of the ball. They average 108.2 points per game which ranks 6th in the NBA.
For the Celtics to win they need to have two things happen. They need Isiah Thomas to have a big game and they need to push the pace.
The Pistons play a slower pace game and they need to try and speed them up to have success in this game.
The Detroit Pistons, unlike the Celtics stayed quiet during the trade deadline. There was rumors swirling that the Pistons were taking calls for Andre Drummond, but ultimately nothing ever came of them.
The Pistons are currently sitting in 8th place in the Eastern Conference. They have a two game lead over the Heat who sit in ninth. With not much margin for error the Pistons really need to get a few wins in games they aren’t favored in.
The Pistons strength is on the defensive side of the floor. They only give up 101.5 points per game which is fifth best in all the NBA.
For Detroit to win they need to try and keep the pace of the game slow. The Celtics like to get up and down the court and that doesn’t fit the way the Pistons like to play.
Andre Drummond also needs a huge game in this one. The Celtics don’t really have anyone to match up with him inside so he needs to have a huge game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- BOS are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Over is 13-5 in BOS last 18 vs. Eastern Conference
- Over is 21-9-1 in BOS last 31 overall.
- Over is 10-3 in DET last 13 home games.
- DET are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
This game is going to come down to if the Celtics can push the pace of play in this game. I think the Celtics will be able to make the game speed up.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER
I expect the Celtics to win this game, but for it to be very close.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston 107 – Detroit 105
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