Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons - 12/20/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Pistons (11-17) at Boston Celtics (18-7)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -7 -- Over/Under: 215 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics meet Friday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Detroit Pistons look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 108.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Andre Drummond is averaging 17.7 points and 16.6 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 16.6 points and 6.1 assists. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Luke Kennard is dishing 4.2 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won their last three road games.
The Boston Celtics look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 110.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 23.5 points and 5.2 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 20.8 points and seven rebounds. Jaylen Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won five of their last six home games.
The Pistons are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 road games, 6-16-1 ATS in their last 23 games as an underdog and 12-25-1 ATS in their last 38 games overall. The Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Pistons last 7 road games. The under is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 Friday games. The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Boston and 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Detroit Pistons are a different team without Blake Griffin on the floor, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 5.6 points while the defense is heading in the wrong direction. The Boston Celtics win at home by an average of 8.7 points and are 7-3-1 ATS at home this season overall. The Detroit Pistons are 11-16-1 ATS on the season and a rough 4-8-1 ATS on the road. It's hard not to side with the chalk and the Celtics here, especially with Griffin expected to miss yet another contest.