Detroit Pistons at Boston Celtics NBA Point Spread Picks 2/13/2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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The Detroit Pistons travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 6.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 26-29. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -1.4 as they average 106.5 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 35-21. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 112.9 points per contest and give up 106.5, which is a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 25-28-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 22-31-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 27-28-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 33-23-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
02/11/19 PG Kyrie Irving Knee is downgraded to out Tuesday vs Philadelphia
02/03/19 C Aron Baynes Foot is out indefinitely
Blake Griffin averages 26.2 points per game in 36.3 minutes per contest. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 15.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 56%.
Al Horford averages 12.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Jayson Tatum averages 16.4 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they give up 24.0 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Detroit averages 106.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 12th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics surrender 106.5 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest, and 22nd with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game. Boston is 12th in the league with 112.9 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 26.4. The Celtics are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Pistons are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Detroit is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Boston is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Celtics are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 106.3, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 5th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -6.5
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