Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons - 11/27/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (12-6) at Boston Celtics (18-3)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -6.5 -- Over/Under: 196.5 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Pistons pay a visit to the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden on Monday night.
The Detroit Pistons have lost three of their last five games but they will be feeling pretty good after escaping Oklahoma City with a 99-98 win over the Thunder on Friday. Andre Drummond led six players in double figures with 17 points and 14 rebounds, Ish Smith added 15 points off the bench while Tobias Harris chipped in with 13 points. As a team, the Pistons shot 46 percent from the field and 14 of 37 from the three-point line but their defensive effort to hold the Thunder to just 39 points in the second half was the difference as they ran down a 15-point deficit to escape with the unlikely win to improve to 12-6 on the season.
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Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics look to stay red-hot after taking down the Pacers in a 108-98 win at Indiana on Saturday. Kyrie Irving led the way with 25 points and six assists, Al Horford added 21 points with six assists while Terry Rozier provided the spark off the bench with 17 points. As a team, the Celtics shot a healthy 56 percent from the field and 10 of 25 from the three-point line as they put on a clinic in the third quarter where they outscored the Pacers by 37-16 to overcome a nine-point halftime deficit. Jaylen Brown missed the game for personal reasons while Marcus Morris sat out the game to rest his left knee. With the win, Boston improved to 18-3 on the season and 10-2 on the road.
Looking at the betting trends, the Pistons are 5-0 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record, 7-2 ATS in their last nine road games and 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall. Meanwhile, the Celtics are 7-0-1 ATS in their last eight home games, 6-0 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 22-6-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall.
Head to head, the under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings, the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings and the Pistons are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Boston.
The Pistons will be high on confidence following their comeback win over the Thunder on Friday, but the Celtics have simply been on a tear and have been money at home where they’ve covered in seven of their last eight games. Give me the Celtics to pull away in the second half for the win and cover.