Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/12/21

Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/12/21 Photo by Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons (6-19) at Boston Celtics (13-11)

NBA Basketball: Friday, February 12, 2021 at 8:00 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Celtics -8.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics meet Friday in NBA action at the TD Garden.

The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 109 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 24.3 points and 5.5 rebounds while Josh Jackson is averaging 12.3 points and 1.9 assists. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Wayne Ellington is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.

The Boston Celtics look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 110.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 47 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.8 points and 6.9 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.7 points and 3.4 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.

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The Pistons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Friday games. The over is 9-4 in Pistons last 13 overall. The over is 5-1 in Celtics last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Pistons are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Boston and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Detroit Pistons gave the Celtics problems twice back in January, but they're an awful team right now that I don't trust, especially on the road on the end of a back to back. The Pistons are losing their last five games by an average of 10.2 points while allowing 51 percent shooting from the field. The Boston Celtics are coming off a strong win over the Raptors and they usually dominate lesser competition when healthy. I just can't get behind the Pistons. Give me the Celtics in a comfortable home victory.

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Randy’s Pick Boston Celtics -8.5

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