Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics have been made a 12.5-point home favorite at  The over/under total is at 192.  The Detroit Pistons are taking a season high three-game winning streak into Boston.

The streak continued on Monday when the Pistons beat up on the Dallas Mavericks 103-89.  It was the third straight game that the Pistons reached the 100 mark.  The combined score of 192 made the game an er.  In the Pistons game this year the er is 22-19.  An interesting tidbit is that the er is 16-4 when the Pistons are at home, and the der is 15-6 when they are on the road.  This is definitely a trend worth following.  Detroit is averaging 96 points per game, which is 24th in the league and only shoot 45.3 percent from the floor.  Also, the Pistons are 2nd to last in rebounding with only 38.4 rebounds per game.  This is part is due to Ben Wallace being injured.  He is listed as questionable for this game.

The Celtics are 19-3 in their home games this year but hold just a 19-13 record against the spread this year at home.  The Celtics outscore their opponents by a large margin at home, averaging 101 points and only give up 93.  The Celtics defensively only give up 92.3 points per game, which is 2nd in the league.  The Celtics are also a good offensive team.  They rank 13th in league scoring 99.8 points per game. Boston also has the highest field goal percentage in the league at 50.5 percent.

These teams have already played twice, with each team winning once.  Both games were played in Detroit and both games cashed with the er.  The last four games between the Celtics and Pistons have gone er.  The first game they played this year the Celtics won 109-86 as a 6-point road favorite.  In the second game the Pistons got their revenge winning 104-93 as a 6.5-point underdog.

I am going to take the Celtics in this game despite the Pistons recent success.  The Celtics will remember that they lost to the Pistons in there last match-up and come out with inspired play.  Also, the Celtics size will give the Pistons fits.  I will also go with the er as mentioned earlier the last four games have reached that er number.


Boston Celtics -12.5 Detroit Pistons

Over 192

January 19, 2011 by : Posted in NBA, Sportsbook No Comments

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