Boston Celtics (3-2) vs Detroit Pistons (4-0)Date : 10/27/2018
Time : 7:00 PM ET
Location : Little Caesars Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons
The Pistons will welcome the Boston Celtics to Little Caesars Arena as they are coming off a victory against the Cavs while the Celtics were able to steal a game in Oklahoma after being down 9 points in the 4th. Game tips off at 7:00 PM ET.
Boston Celtics's Latest Performance :
The Celtics are coming off a terrific comeback against the Thunder at one point the game was over trailing by 16 at halftime but this Celtics team got a fighting spirit as they didn’t give up came back and won the game at the very end. The Celtics’ offense has dramatically struggled in the early going, ranking among the league’s worst, but the second half of last night’s game provided some encouraging signs of improvement they kept attacking the paint slowly cutting into the lead. The Thunder were able to score one point in the last four minutes. The Celtics came alive in the second half, and it’s not a coincidence that their explosion featured a heavy dose of offensive aggressiveness. The Celtics’ defense did an impressive, holding the Thunder offense to only 39% from the field. Jayson Tatum scored 24 points it was a great bounce-back game after his bad shooting night against the Magic. Marcus Morris was clutch for the Celtics in the Thunder win hitting the three-ball to put the Celtics up three with 29 seconds. He ended the game with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Playing against the Pistons the Celtics can’t afford to fall behind early as the Pistons will take advantage from the very beginning.
Detroit Pistons's Latest Performance :
The Pistons are striving under their new head coach Dwanye Casey playing the Celtics will be their biggest challenge to date if they want to continue the perfect start to the season. Blake Griffin scored 26 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block, and four 3-pointers in his last time out against the Cavs. I expect the Pistons to pound the paint against the Celtics as the C’s don’t really have a true big on the roster besides Al Horford. It will be an old school vs. new school basketball. Andre Drummond scored 26 points with 22 rebounds and one block in 37 minutes. It was his 22nd 20/20 game of his career and his second of the season with a league filled with three-point shooting Drummond continues to live in the paint. It would great to see him go to work against the smaller guards in this game. Ish Smith scored 10 points with two rebounds, four assists he will be facing a tough matchup as he will be going up against Kyrie.
How Boston Celtics & Detroit Pistons Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Pistons are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest.
Celtics are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Against The Spread Selection: Detroit Pistons +3
My reason for the pick :
The Pistons will remain undefeated to start the season, despite the Celtics, comeback doesn’t mean the Celtics isn’t struggling a team with the Celtics talent shouldn’t be struggling against the Magic or the Knicks. Kyrie continues to struggle with his shot and they are relying on Jayson Tatum to take charge of the scoring load. For the Pistons, they are firing on all cylinders Griffin is coming off a monstrous night scoring 51 as he is starting to remind us of what he can do when he is healthy when Griffin and Drummond get it going it will be hard for any team let alone the Celtics to take them down at home.
Betting trends for Boston Celtics:
- Celtics are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Betting trends for Detroit Pistons:
- Pistons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.