boston celtics 129 vs detroit pistons 102

ANALYSIS

The top-seeded Celtics take on the last place Pistons on Friday in Detroit in a true David vs. Goliath Eastern conference matchup. In their last matchup on November 22, the Celtics won 117-108, covering the 8.5 point spread.

The Celtics are on a bit of a skid, losing four of their last six after winning nine straight in the month of January. They still stand at the top of the Eastern conference, but only lead the second place Bucks by one game. Jayson Tatum has dominated the Pistons in their previous two matchups, averaging 37.0 points per game on 50.0% shooting from the field. Jaylen Brown, the number two option for the Celtics, is having a career year alongside Tatum, averaging 27.0 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while being selected to his second career All-Star game. 

The Detroit Pistons have been a bad team for the better part of fifteen years, and this year has been more of the same. They are in last place in the East with a 14-40 record, going 3-10 in their last 13 games. Detroit lost all hope for this year when the 2021 number one overall pick Cade Cunningham got hurt and was deemed out of the season in early November. Their two lottery pick rookies have been bright spots however, with fifth overall pick Jaden Ivey averaging 15.2 points per game and thirteenth overall pick Jalen Duren averaging 8.3 points and a team-high 8.6 rebounds per game. 

WHY BET ON THE boston celtics

Despite their stellar record, the Celtics have been a mediocre 26-26-1 ATS this year. Boston is also 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.

WHY BET ON THE detroit pistons

Surprisingly, the Pistons have had the Celtics number in recent times against the spread, going 8-2 ATS in their last ten matchups. However, Detroit has been a poor 9-17-1 ATS at home this year.

VS PAST MATCHUPS

Mar-17th
DET
under
94
:
119
BOS
Dec-28th
DET
under
122
:
128
BOS
Feb-15th
DET
under
109
:
127
BOS
Feb-6th
BOS
over
111
:
99
DET
Nov-12th
BOS
over
117
:
108
DET
Nov-9th
DET
under
112
:
128
BOS

BOS GAMES

CLE
under
98
:
113
BOS
BOS
over
109
:
102
CLE
BOS
over
106
:
93
CLE
CLE
over
118
:
94
BOS
CLE
under
95
:
120
BOS

DET GAMES

DET
under
95
:
123
SAS
DET
over
107
:
89
DAL
CHI
over
127
:
105
DET
DET
under
102
:
120
PHI
DET
under
90
:
108
MEM

STATISTICS & RECORDS

AVG. per Game

team stats

AVG. per Game
Games
82
Total Games Played
82
Fouls
52
Tech Fouls
55
Minutes
241.8
AVG Minutes
240.9
Assists
26.9
AVG Assists
25.5
Points
120.6
Points
109.9
Rebounds
35.7
Avd Defensive Rebounds
32.8