Pistons vs Celtics 1/15/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Odds/Point Spread: Boston -10.5
Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics (27-11, 1st in the Atlantic Division) host the Detroit Pistons (14-27, 4th in the Central Division) at TD Garden on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Boston opens this contest as 10.5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 217.
The Pistons cover 35.0% of the time, having gone 14-26-1 ATS. Boston is covering 61.1% of the time, going 22-14-2 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
10/29/19 PG Reggie Jackson Back is out indefinitely
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
01/13/20 PF Daniel Theis Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Detroit
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 15.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 61%. Derrick Rose averages 18.0 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Jayson Tatum averages 21.3 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kemba Walker averages 21.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 108.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.7 per game. The Pistons allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 25.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 14th in the league with 111.4 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.9 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 23.3. The Celtics are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Celtics surrender 104.3 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game.
The Pistons are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 21st. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Detroit is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Boston is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Celtics are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 104.8, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 4th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +10.5
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