Detroit Pistons at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 10/30/2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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The Detroit Pistons head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston as 9 point favorites.
The Pistons head into this matchup with a mark of 4-1. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -1.4 as they average 110.6 points per contest while giving up 112 per game. The Celtics have an overall record of 4-2 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 101.5 points per game and surrender 96.3, good for a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 1-4-0 against the spread this season
The Detroit Pistons are 2-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 3-3-0 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 1-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/25/18 G Luke Kennard Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/26/18 C Aron Baynes Hamstring is questionable Tuesday vs Detroit
Blake Griffin averages 28.4 points per contest in 35.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 10 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%. Reggie Jackson comes into this game averaging 16.8 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per night. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Kyrie Irving averages 14.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes 5.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Jayson Tatum scores 16.7 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 112.0 points per contest which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 25.8 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Detroit averages 110.6 points per contest, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 47.2 boards per contest and 20.2 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics give up 96.3 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 21.3 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 49.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest. Boston is 29th in the NBA with 101.5 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 21st in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 50.2 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 22.7. The Celtics are 20th in turnovers per contest with 13.2.
The Pistons are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 22nd. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Detroit is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.6 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 11th in the league.
Boston is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 28th in the league. The Celtics are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.7, and their defensive rating of 96.5 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Boston +9 and under 209.5 total points
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