Saturday, December 26, 2015
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Boston Celtics travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, December 26, 2015. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 16-13 and a road record of 8-6. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 103.3 points per game while giving up 99.1 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 17-13 and a home record of 10-4. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 100, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Avery Bradley averages 15.4 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Reggie Jackson averages 20.3 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Andre Drummond averages 18.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 16.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 38%.
Boston averages 103.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.5 per game. The Celtics allow 99.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 17.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Detroit averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 58.1 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 10th with 14.2 per game. The Pistons allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Pistons force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 16-12-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 14-14-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 17-11-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 15-15-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
12/24/15 F Amir Johnson Foot "?" Saturday vs. Detroit
11/23/15 PG Marcus Smart Knee out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/24/15 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Ankle injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Boston
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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