Pistons at Celtics - 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
TV: FSDT, CSNN
The Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics meet early Wednesday night at the TD Garden.
The Detroit Pistons look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 102.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.1 points and 6.3 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.3 points and 15.1 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and Marcus Morris is dishing 2.2 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 64.8 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost seven of their last 11 road games.
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The Boston Celtics look to remain red hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 104.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.5 points and 6.6 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing five rebounds and Marcus Smart is dishing 3.1 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won five straight home games.
The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Celtics are 40-15-1 ATS in their last 56 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Maybe it's time to start jumping on the Celtics bandwagon, as they're flat out rolling right now and have crushed the spread when playing on the end of a back to back. The Pistons are too inconsistent and haven't shown they can hang on the road. Take Boston and the small number.