Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons - 1/15/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Pistons (14-27) at Boston Celtics (27-11)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -9.5 -- Over/Under: 218
The Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics meet Wednesday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 108.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Derrick Rose is averaging 17.8 points and 5.8 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.6 points and 15.9 rebounds. Luke Kennard is the third double-digit scorer and Blake Griffin is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Boston Celtics look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 111.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 21.9 points and 5.2 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 21.3 points and 6.9 rebounds. Jaylen Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won six of their last eight home games.
The Pistons are 16-37-3 ATS in their last 56 games as an underdog, 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 road games and 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Celtics are 35-16-4 ATS in their last 55 Wednesday games. The over is 9-3 in Pistons last 12 overall. The under is 6-2 in Celtics last 8 games as a favorite. The Pistons are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Boston.
The Detroit Pistons were already a below average team completely healthy, but now they're almost useless without Kennard and Griffin on the court, as the losses are piling up and they're 14-26-1 ATS on the season. The Boston Celtics seemed to have found their groove as of late and they're winning at home by an average of 9.2 points. I want little to do with a Pistons team that can't win and can't cover. I'll take the Celtics in a comfortable home victory.