Pistons vs. Celtics - 4/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (35-42) at Detroit Pistons (30-47)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons PK -- Over/Under: 199 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, CSNN, FSDT
The Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons square off Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Boston Celtics look for a win after winning four of their last six games. On the season, the Celtics are averaging 101.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting and are allowing 101.8 points on 45 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 18.9 points and 5.3 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 14 points and 3.2 rebounds. Brandon Bass is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Kelly Olynyk is dishing 1.7 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 46.1 percent in their last five games and have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring at least 100 points. The Celtics are currently the eighth seed in the East and need this win to get closer to clinching.
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The Detroit Pistons look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 98 points on 42.8 percent shooting and are allowing 99.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 17.6 points and 8.7 assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 16 points and 10.4 rebounds. Andre Drummond is grabbing 13.4 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing 1.2 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 44.9 percent in their last five games and have won six of their last seven games when topping 100 points. Seven of the Pistons last nine victories have come on their home court. Spencer Dinwiddie is expected to miss this game with an injury.
The Celtics are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 26-12-1 ATS in their last 39 games overall. The Pistons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-16 ATS in their last 22 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Celtics are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Detroit and 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
I've been burned enough picking against the Pistons, espeically at home. In a toss up game, I have to go with the team that has two dominant bigs and is playing at home. Look for Detroit to win this game.