Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 12/10/2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Boston Celtics head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, December 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 1.5 point favorites.
The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 22-5. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 104.4 points per game while giving up 97.5 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 14-11. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.0 points per game and surrendering 102.7, good for a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 19-7-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 14-13-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 16-7-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 10-15-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
Jayson Tatum comes into this game averaging 14.3 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Kyrie Irving averages 24 points per contest in 31.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.8 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest for Boston. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Tobias Harris has scored 18.8 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per game this season for the Pistons. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Andre Drummond averages 14.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 15.3 rebounds per game and 4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 104.4 points per contest this year, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.85 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 14.2 per game. The Celtics allow 97.5 points per contest which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 20.7 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 18th in the NBA with 104 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.36. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.4 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 22.2. The Pistons are 19th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Pistons give up 102.7 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 24.5 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 42.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest this year.
The Celtics are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 101.3, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 30th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Boston is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Detroit is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Pistons are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 19th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 12th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -1.5
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