Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons - 12/20/19 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Detroit Pistons at Boston Celtics

Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM (TD Garden)

BOS -280, BOS -7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Pistons head to Boston, MA on Friday for a game against the Celtics in a matchup of two teams from the Eastern Conference.  In their last game, the Pistons were defeated by the Toronto Raptors by the score of 112-99.  Andre Drummond led the Pistons in points with 22 while shooting 9 of 16 from the field and 4 of 7 from the free throw line. Drummond also led the Pistons in rebounds in the game, pulling in 18 boards with 6 coming offensively.  Derrick Rose led Detroit in assists against the Raptors, recording a total of 5 while playing 28 minutes in the game. 

With the loss against the Raptors, the Pistons are now 11-17 on the year and are in 3rd place in the Central Division.  Andre Drummond is having a great year for the Pistons and is currently leading Detroit in points per game with 17.8 and rebounds per game with 16.7.  Derrick Rose is the leader in assists per game for the Pistons as he has averaged 6 assists per game on the year.  Detroit enters Friday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as Christian Wood, Blake Griffin and Luke Kennard are all listed as day to day.

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The Boston Celtics welcome the Detroit Pistons to town on Friday after winning their last game against the Dallas Mavericks by the score of 109-103.  Kemba Walker led the Celtics in points in the game with 32 while shooting 9 of 18 from the field and 9 of 11 from the line.  Walker also led Boston in assists in the game with 3 while playing a total of 36 minutes in the game.  Enes Kanter was the leader in rebounds for the Celtics in their game against the Mavericks as he pulled in 13 rebounds with 7 coming offensively. 

After the win against Dallas, Boston is now 18-7 on the season and is currently in 1st place in the Atlantic Division.  Kemba Walker has been the leading scorer so far this season for Boston as he has scored an average of 23.5 points per game.  Walker is also the leader in assists for the Celtics as he has averaged 5.2 per game.  The leading rebounder for Boston is Jaylen Brown who has recorded 7 rebounds per game so far on the season.  The Celtics enter Friday night’s game with 5 players listed on their injury report as Gordon Hayward and Brad Wanamaker are listed as day to day while Robert Williams III, Vincent Poirier and Marcus Smart are listed as out. 

The Detroit Pistons have scored an average of 108.9 points per game this season while allowing 109.7 points per game.  The Boston Celtics have scored an average of 110.8 points per game this season while allowing 104.0 points per game.  In their last 5 games the Pistons are 2-3 while the Celtics are 3-2.  I am going with Boston to win this one as the Celtics have been the better team this season and are 10-1 in their last 11 games at home. I am also going with Boston to cover the spread in this one as the Celtics are 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games.  Boston wins 108-100 and covers the spread. 

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Travis’s Pick BOS -280, BOS -7

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.