Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 2/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics
Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+8.5)
The Detroit Pistons (6-18) are headed to TD Garden on Friday where they'll take on the Boston Celtics (12-11). Boston opens this game as 8.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 227.
The Detroit Pistons faced off with the Brooklyn Nets and notched a win by a score of 122-111 in their last contest. Detroit ended having earned a 56.0% field goal percentage (47 out of 84) and converted 13 of 29 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Pistons made 15 of their 21 tries for a rate of 71.4%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 37 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 28 assists in this matchup while earning 10 steals and 6 blocks. In the matter of defense, Detroit allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the field on 43 of 86 shooting. Brooklyn distributed 30 dimes and had 8 steals in the matchup. In addition, the Nets collected 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Brooklyn finished the game at 87.5% at the free throw line by making 14 of their 16 shots. They made 11 out of their 31 tries from 3-point land.
Jerami Grant is someone who was a major contributor for the game. He walked away with 32 points on 11 out of 19 shooting. He played 37:41 mins and pulled down 5 boards. Grant finished 57.9% from the floor and earned 4 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in the matchup for the Pistons was Delon Wright. He snagged 4 rebounds and also accumulated 9 assists. He went 43.8% from the field in the game by connecting on 7-of-16 (22 points). Overall, Wright was on the court for 37:06 min.
Detroit will enter this contest with a mark of 6-18 so far this season. They are averaging 109.0 pts per contest (24th in the league) while hitting 43.3% from the field. The Pistons are connecting on 35.5% on shots from downtown (308 of 868) and 78.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Detroit is snagging 42.6 boards per game and has accounted for 575 dimes so far this year, which ranks 22nd in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 20.9 fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Pistons are forcing 16.5 turnovers per game while drawing 21.9 fouls. They rank 17th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 615 relinquished on the campaign. The Pistons defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 48.6% (395 of 525) and they relinquish 45.4 rebounds per game as a squad. They are giving up 39.1% on three-point shots and they rank 22nd in basketball in points per game allowed (113.5).
In their last game, the Boston Celtics took a defeat with a final score of 122-108 when they faced the Utah Jazz. The Celtics collected 24 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 in this matchup. They also blocked 2 shots while recording 2 steals for the contest. The Jazz earned 22 fouls for the matchup which took the Celtics to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to make 19 of them for a rate of 82.6%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Boston made 13 of their 29 attempts (44.8%). In all, the Celtics ended up going 38 for 86 from the field which had them shooting 44.2%. The Celtics allowed the Jazz to convert 40 out of their 84 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.6% in the game. They finished 37.5% from 3-point land by hitting 18 out of 48 and ended up going 24 out of 27 from the free throw line (88.9%). When it comes to rebounds, Boston allowed Utah to pull down 41 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Jaylen Brown pitched in for the Celtics for this contest. He buried 12 of 20 in this contest for a rate of 60.0%, which had him sitting at 33 points. Brown grabbed 8 rebounds in his 37:24 minutes of playing time and tallied 2 dimes for the matchup. Someone else that played a role for Boston was Jayson Tatum. He was able to score 23 points in 37:54 mins on the hardwood by going 7 of 20 from the floor for the contest. Tatum wrapped this one up going 35.0% from the field while collecting 4 dimes and 4 rebounds.
Boston has a record of 12-11 on the year. Boston has accumulated 2,549 points this season (110.8 per game) and they collect 43.6 boards per game. The Celtics are committing 20.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 75.8% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Celtics are shooting 46.6% from the floor, which is ranked 12th in the NBA. They are dishing out assists 22.3 times per game (28th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest. The Celtics on the defensive end are ranked 6th in the NBA in points given up per game with 109.8. They are able to force 14.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.0% from the floor (19th in the NBA). The Boston defense allows 36.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (273 of 756) and opponents are connecting on 77.8% of their free throw attempts. They concede 23.3 assists and 42.7 boards per contest, which ranks 6th and 7th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (-8.5)
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