Boston Celtics (3-3) at Detroit Pistons (1-4)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +7.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons meet Sunday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Boston Celtics look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Boston Celtics are averaging 109.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Jaylen Brown is averaging 27.5 points and 3.2 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 24.3 points and 7.8 rebounds. Marcus Smart is the third double-digit scorer and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.
The Detroit Pistons need a win to rebound from a 1-4 record. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 108.4 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 23 points and 5.6 rebounds while Blake Griffin is averaging 16.3 points and three assists. Josh Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Rose is grabbing three rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Pistons are 7-17 ATS in their last 24 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Celtics last 10 overall. The over is 35-17 in Pistons last 52 home games. The Celtics are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Detroit. The under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in Detroit.
The Boston Celtics continue to be hit or miss and they're still struggling out the gate defensively. The Detroit Pistons are just 1-4 on the season, but they're coming off their best showing of the season and they've been in a lot of competitive games this year despite the record. Early game on the road, it could be tough for the Celtics to get going. I'll take a shot with the Pistons and the free buckets.