Detroit Pistons at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 11/27/2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
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The Detroit Pistons head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Monday, November 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 12-6. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 103.7 points per game while giving up 101.8 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 18-3. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.6 points per contest and giving up 95.8, which is a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 12-5-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 17-3-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 10-11-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is doubtful Monday vs Boston
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/26/17 SF Jaylen Brown Personal is probable Monday vs. Detroit
11/26/17 SF Marcus Morris Knee is "?" Monday vs. Detroit
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 18.4 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Andre Drummond averages 13.7 points per contest in 33 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 15.2 rebounds per contest for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Jayson Tatum has scored 13.9 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per game this season for the Celtics. He hauls in 5.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Kyrie Irving averages 23 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 103.7 points per contest this year, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.89 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 42.8 boards per contest and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 15 per game. The Pistons allow 101.8 points per contest which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 23.8 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 19th in the NBA with 103.6 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.81. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.3 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 21.8. The Celtics are 28th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Celtics give up 95.8 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.6 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 42.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Detroit is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Boston is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 28th in the league. The Celtics are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 98.9 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 21st. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit +6.5
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