Pistons vs Celtics 2020 NBA Odds, Preview & Prediction.

Pistons vs Celtics 2020 NBA Odds, Preview & Prediction

Written by on January 15, 2020

The Detroit Pistons didn’t win in Boston during the 2018-19 season and the Pistons lost their first trip to Beantown earlier this season. Wednesday is their last chance to win there in the 2019-20 campaign, but the Celtics are sizable favorites on the Mybookie NBA odds.

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Pistons vs Celtics Season Series

The Celtics won the first meeting 114-93 at home on Dec. 20. Detroit had a season-high 25 turnovers that led to 32 points for Boston. There were five lead changes and four ties in the game, with all happening prior to the 10:15 mark of the second quarter.

Boston went on a 13-2 run to take a double-digit lead with 7:24 to go in the second quarter and never led by less than 10 the rest of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown each led the Celtics with 26 points. Andre Drummond had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons. Boston leads all-time at home 97-41.

Why Bet on Detroit?

Detroit (14-27) dropped its third in a row on Monday, 117-110 at home in overtime. The Pistons are still missing starters Blake Griffin (knee), Luke Kennard (knee) and Reggie Jackson (back). Griffin is probably done for the season. Kennard probably doesn’t return until after the All-Star break.

Along with the injuries, Pistons coach Dwane Casey benched Andre Drummond for the fourth quarter and overtime, playing Christian Wood for the final 20:23. Casey also went with youngsters Svi Mykhailiuk and Sekou Doumbouya down the stretch.Derrick Rose played a season-high 37 minutes vs. the Pelicans, scoring 23 points on 10-of-23 shooting with eight assists and four rebounds. Casey said Rose convinced him to stay in the game late, but admitted after the game that he has “to be more disciplined in that situation.”

Rose & Co.

Rose has scored at least 20 points in six-straight games (longest personal such streak since Mar. 22 to Apr. 2, 2011 – 7 games) and at least 10 points in 23-straight games (longest personal such streak since Feb. 8 to Nov. 7, 2017 – 27 games). Detroit, which trailed by 16 with 11 minutes to play, tied the game at 100 on Rose’s bank shot with 30 seconds left in regulation. Rose did miss a shot at the regulation buzzer, though. The Pelicans opened overtime with a 9-2 run.

Wood had 18 points and nine rebounds in Monday’s loss. Doumbouya posted a solid line in 35 minutes vs. the Pelicans, scoring 16 points with eight rebounds. The Pelicans dominated on the boards at both ends of the floor, pulling down 90% of Detroit’s missed shots and 31% of their own misses.

Detroit has shot .371 from 3-point range this season, which ranks third in the NBA. Detroit is shooting the seventh-highest percentage from beyond the arc in franchise history (franchise record: .404, 1995-96).

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 108.27
  • Field Goal Percentage: 46.25
  • Three-Point Percentage: 37.07
  • Free Throw Percentage: 74.34
  • Total Rebounds: 42.44

Defense

  • Total Score: 111.24
  • Field Goal Percentage: 47.43
  • Three-Point Percentage: 37.25
  • Free Throw Percentage: 77.63
  • Total Rebounds: 43.49

Why Bet on Boston?

Boston (27-11) won its second in a row Monday, 113-101 over visiting Chicago. The Bulls cut a big hole at intermission to six points twice in the third, the last 67-61 on Kris Dunn’s 3-pointer from directly in front of Boston’s bench, but the Celtics closed the quarter with an 8-2 spurt to take an 83-71 edge into the fourth. The Celtics only trailed once in the game — 6-4 in the opening quarter — and that was just for 22 seconds.

Jayson Tatum tallied 21 points six rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in the win. Tatum led six double-digit scorers and he has now scored 62 points in his last two games. In the three games prior he tallied a total of 46 points, shooting 40 percent or worse from the field in each of those outings. Jaylen Brown had 19 points and Kemba Walker 14. Brown matched his point total from the two games prior to Monday night.

Pistons vs Celtics should be an easy one for Boston.

Daniel Theis missed the game with right knee soreness and Enes Kanter got the start. Kanter played 26 minutes, finishing with 15 points nine rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot.

Some Doubts

Guard Marcus Smart Marcus went to the floor early in the second quarter after banging his left knee into Ryan Arcidiacono’s right knee. Smart got up slowly after a short delay, but stayed in the game. He had 12 points, eight assists and five rebounds. Smart led the Celtics in playing time with more than 33 minutes of action. Boston dominated Chicago by 25 points during those minutes, which stands as the largest plus/minus rating of the game.

Boston’s defense was more dominant during the first quarter than it had been to start a game all season. It limited the Bulls to just 14 points, which set a new first-quarter low for C’s opponents this season. The previous low was 18 points.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 111.42
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.72
  • Three-Point Percentage: 35.47
  • Free Throw Percentage: 80.94
  • Total Rebounds: 45.87

Defense

  • Total Score: 104.32
  • Field Goal Percentage: 44.07
  • Three-Point Percentage: 34.09
  • Free Throw Percentage: 74.17
  • Total Rebounds: 44.24

Pistons vs Celtics 2020 NBA Betting Trends

  • Celtics are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Central division
  • Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games played on a Wednesday
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 9 games
  • Pistons are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games on the road
  • Pistons are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit’s last 12 games

Expert Final Prediction for Pistons vs Celtics

Detroit Pistons 101 – Boston Celtics 113

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