Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics - 12/26/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (16-13) at Detroit Pistons (17-13)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -2 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, FSDT
The Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons meet Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Boston Celtics look for a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 103.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 99.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 20.9 points and 6.8 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.4 points and 2.4 rebounds. Jared Sullinger is grabbing 9.5 rebounds and Evan Turner is dishing four assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.8 turnovers per game. The Boston Celtics have won five of their last seven road games. Amir Johnson is questionable with a foot injury.
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The Detroit Pistons look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 20.3 points and 6.4 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 18.2 points and 16.1 rebounds. Marcus Morris is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Steve Blake is dishing three assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.2 turnovers per game. The Detroit Pistons have won six of their last eight home games.
The Celtics are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Pistons are 25-9-1 ATS in their last 35 home games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Celtics are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Detroit.
I like the way the Pistons are playing right now and don't think Boston has an answer for Drummond in the paint. I'll take the home team and lay the bucket here.