Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Boston Celtics travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 3.5 point favorites.
The Celtics head into this matchup with a mark of 3-2. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 2.2 as they average 100.0 points per contest while giving up 97.8 per game. The Pistons have an overall mark of 4-0. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 116.0 points per contest and give up 112.8, which is a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 1-4-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 1-3-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/26/18 C Aron Baynes Hamstring is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Detroit
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/25/18 G Luke Kennard Shoulder is out indefinitely
Kyrie Irving comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 69%. Jayson Tatum averages 18.8 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Blake Griffin averages 33.8 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11 rebounds per game and has 5.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Reggie Jackson averages 19 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 100 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.2 per game. The Celtics allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 11th in the league with 116 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.3. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 47.3 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 21.3. The Pistons are 23rd in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Pistons surrender 112.8 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 26.0 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 39.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game.
The Celtics are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 98.2, and their offensive rating of 100.4 is ranked 1st. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 28th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA. Boston is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Detroit is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league. The Pistons are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114, and their defensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +3.5
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