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Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons - 2/3/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Pistons (26-23) at Boston Celtics (27-22)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Celtics -4 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds


The Detroit Pistons invade the TD Garden to battle the Boston Celtics tonight.

The Celtics have been in fine form with six wins in their last seven outings and they'll be looking to stay hot after last night's 97-89 win over the Knicks. Isaiah Thomas led the team with 20 points and eight assists and he had plenty of support as Jae Crowder and Tyler Zeller both chipped in with 16 points while Evan Turner had 14 points off the bench as the Celtics beat the Knicks with smothering defense, holding them to just 38 percent shooting, highlighted by a four of 16 shooting performance from the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony. With the win, Boston improves to 28-22 on the season and 14-12 on the road.

Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons - 2/3/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Meanwhile, the Pistons were able to avoid a third straight loss on Monday by beating the Nets by 105-100. Andre Drummond led the scoring with 21 points and 18 rebounds, Reggie Jackson added 19 points while four more players finished in double figures as the Pistons put together a balanced scoring effort to down the pesky Nets who hung around with the Pistons from start to finish. Detroit have now won three of their last five games to improve to 26-23 on the season and 11-15 on the road.

In ATS trends, the Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last five Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last five against the NBA Atlantic, while the Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 40-15-1 ATS in their last 56 games playing on zero days rest.

Head to head, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and the over is 7-2 in the last nine meetings.

The Pistons certainly looked good in their win over the Nets on Monday, but the Celtics have quietly been one of the hottest teams in the Eastern Conference, especially at home where they've won their last three, so that's where I'm leaning in this one.

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