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2021 NBA Handicapping
(6-18) Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics (12-11)
Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF | OFF
NBA Betting Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Total: OFF
Detroit defeated the Nets on Tuesday but it still has the worst record in the Eastern Conference. Depending how its game on Thursday night goes against the Pacers, it may enter this one with the worst record in the entire league.
The Pistons are talent-poor but they aren’t for trying. Head Coach Dwane Casey is still an excellent leader and he’s developing what little young talent he has.
So it will be a long season for Detroit, but at the same time, the struggles were to be expected. The young guys will continue to play hard and scrap for minutes and NBA exposure.
Detroit actually played some of its best basketball of the season in two home games against the Celtics back on January 1 and 3.
The Pistons went into that mini series 0–4 and earned their first win of the season and nearly made it two in a row before losing on a Jason Tatum game-winner.
Blake Griffin did not play in the win and he played poorly in the loss. He’s healthy but has not been playing in back-to-backs of late. If he goes on Thursday against Indiana, he will likely sit this game out.
The Celtics struggled to contain Jerami Grant in those two earlier games and he’s on quite a run at the moment with back-to-back 32-point games, tying his career-high, which he set earlier this season.
The Pistons were more physical than Boston in those two games, too. Saddiq Bey was especially impressive and he would be the one to get Griffin’s extra minutes if the former number one overall pick doesn’t go.
Bostons’ five-game West Coast road trip has come to an end. It will host Toronto on Thursday night before this one on Friday.
The Celtics finished the trip 2–3 after getting smashed in the second half against Utah. Jaylen Brown scored 33 in his first game back after missing two with a sore knee.
Kemba Walker finished 2-for-12 after going 4-for-20 the game prior. He’s shooting 34 percent on the year, including 22-for-81 (.271) in his last five.
Some point to the bad knee that kept him out for the first chunk of the season as the root of Walker’s struggles but he doesn’t look slow or for lack of bounce.
He just hasn’t shot the ball well. He’s certainly seen his best days go by but Walker still looks like a guy who will find his shot and become an efficient scorer this season, if his confidence doesn’t waiver.
The Celtics, meanwhile, continue to get bullied on the boards a little bit. They only got 24 defensive rebounds against the Jazz, which isn’t even a team that crashes hard.
They will have to sure up the glass against the Pistons. If they do that, this should be an easy one.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Celtics are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- Celtics are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 2-7-1 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction: Boston smash.
Boston is in a different position that it was the first time it played Detroit. The Celtics are in need of some wins now. They haven’t been playing terribly but things just haven’t gone their way of late.
This is a great spot for a route. Boston doesn’t have to travel between the back-to-back games, while Detroit does. Look for the Celtics to win big.
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