Celtics vs. Pistons - 3/22/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (25-44) at Boston Celtics (30-38)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -5.5 -- Over/Under: 197.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, CSNN
The Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics square off Sunday afternoon at the TD Garden.
The Detroit Pistons look for another win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 97.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting and are allowing 99.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 14.7 points and 7.9 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 13 points and 13.3 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is shooting 39.7 percent from the field and Jodie Meeks is dishing 1.5 assists. The Detroit Pistons are coming off a surprising Saturday victory over the Chicago Bulls, but they simply haven’t been playing good ball as of late. The Pistons are shooting just 41.2 percent in their last five games and have lost eight straight on the road. Greg Monroe is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Boston Celtics look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Celtics are averaging 100.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting and are allowing 101.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Avery Bradley is averaging 14 points and 1.7 assists while Brandon Bass is averaging 10.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. Kelly Olynyk is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Evan Turner is dishing five assists. The Boston Celtics need wins like this if they’re going to lockup the last playoff spot in the East. The Celtics are shooting 45.5 percent in their last five games and have won four straight games on their home court. This is the Celtics sixth home game of the month.
The Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Celtics are 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 22-7-1 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Pistons are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Celtics have been a money making machine ATS for the last two months and unlike the Pistons, they actually have something to play for with a playoff spot in sight. I like Boston and the reasonable chalk.