Detroit Pistons at Boston Celtics
|Date & Time||Wednesday February 13, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Boston Celtics -6.5 -- Over/Under:
The Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics meet Wednesday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Detroit Pistons look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 106.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 47 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 26.2 points and 8.1 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.3 points and 15 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Langston Galloway is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost five of their last eight road games.
The Boston Celtics look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 23.6 points and 6.9 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 16.4 points and 6.3 rebounds. Marcus Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylen Brown is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have split their last six home games.
The Pistons are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Celtics are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest, 33-14 ATS in their last 47 home games and 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 Wednesday games. The Pistons are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Boston and the road team is 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 home games. The under is 12-5 in Pistons last 17 overall.
The Detroit Pistons are playing some of their best basketball during this four-game winning streak, which includes 48.9 percent shooting and an average winning margin of 11 points in their last five games. The problem is three of those four wins came against teams with losing records, so I'm not ready to jump on the Pistons bandwagon just yet. The Boston Celtics are coming off a monster victory over the 76ers last night and I'm assuming will have Kyrie back with this line being what it is. The Celtics are winning at home by an average of 9.6 points and are 19-10 ATS when favored by less than eight points this season. I'll eat the chalk with the Celtics.