Pistons vs Celtics 2019 NBA Lines, Game Info & Prediction

Pistons vs Celtics 2019 NBA Lines, Game Info & Prediction

Written by on December 20, 2019

The Pistons travel to Boston to battle the Celtics on Friday, Dec. 20. The Celtics are one of the best teams in the NBA. Does Detroit have any shot at keeping it close versus such a solid team? Or, will the Celtics do to the Pistons what they do to most opponents? Beat them SU and ATS? See below for NBA odds, analysis and a free pick for Pistons vs Celtics!

Pistons vs Celtics 2019 NBA Lines, Game Info & Prediction

  • When: Friday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 pm ET
  • Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • ATS Odds: Celtics -8 ½
  • Over/Under Odds: 213 ½

Why the Detroit Pistons are a good bet +8 ½?

Detroit has losing records both SU and ATS, but they can hang with some good teams. The Pistons rank eighth in field goal percentage. Detroit shoots 46.8% from the field. They shoot 37.7% from three. Although Boston has the better back-court, the Pistons send the much better front-court into this battle. Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin can handle whomever Boston starts on Friday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 109.3
  • Field Goal %: 46.8
  • 3-Point %: 38.5
  • Free Throw %: 74.2
  • Rebounds/G: 43.0
Defense:
  • Points/G: 109.6
  • Field Goal %: 46.8
  • 3-Point %: 36.3
  • Free Throw %: 76.7
  • Rebounds/G: 41.6

Why the Boston Celtics are a good bet -8 ½?

The Celtics are 18-7 straight up and 15-8-2 against the spread for a reason. Boston send out one of the top defenses in the NBA to the court. The Celtics rank third in points allowed per at 104, fourth in field goal percentage allowed at 43.4, and ninth in three-point percentage allowed at 33.9. Detroit has a decent front-line with Drummond and Griffin. But the Celtics can stop any team from scoring success.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 110.8
  • Field Goal %: 45.3
  • 3-Point %: 35.8
  • Free Throw %: 79.9
  • Rebounds/G: 45.2
Defense:
  • Points/G: 104.1
  • Field Goal %: 45.3
  • 3-Point %: 33.8
  • Free Throw %: 73.9
  • Rebounds/G: 46.0

NBA Betting Trends for Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics

  • Pistons are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 versus Boston
  • Detroit is 1-5 SU in their last 6 against the Celtics
  • Pistons are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games versus an opponent from the Eastern Conference
  • The total has gone Under in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games
  • Boston is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games
  • Celtics are 10-1 SU in their last 11 home games
  • Boston is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in December
  • Over is 6 out of the last 8 Boston games versus an Eastern Conference foe

Pistons vs Celtics Final NBA Betting Analysis

Boston handled the Detroit Pistons 118-110 in the last matchup. The Celtics shot 51% from the field. They made 45-of-88 field goals. The high-scorer was Jayson Tatum with 19. But that game took place on Feb. 13. Will Boston be nearly as effective on Friday night?

The Celtics will be more effective. Detroit didn’t improve during the offseason while the Celtics improved a ton. The Big 3 of  Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kemba Walker are unstoppable. All 3 can slash to the basket and punish Detroit in the paint.

Drummond and Griffin are tough. The Pistons aren’t fast enough on the perimeter to contain Tatum, Brown, or Walker, though. Also, the Boston Celtics are 7-3 ATS in home games this season. Back the Celtics to win and cover.

NBA Free Pick: Celtics -8 ½

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