Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 2/16/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
The Boston Celtics (33-25) will take on the Detroit Pistons (12-45) at TD Garden on Wednesday.
The Pistons played the Wizards and took a loss by a final of 103-94 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Pistons finished with 19 and the Wizards totaled 15 fouls. They also buried 9 of 29 attempts from beyond the arc. Washington finished the contest at 77.8% at the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 18 tries. On top of that, Washington collected 35 boards (10 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Washington totaled 45 dimes and had 21 steals for this game. When talking about the defense, Detroit allowed 47.1% from the field on 40 out of 85 shooting. They also recorded 19 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and having 7 steals. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they collected 44 with 13 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Pistons buried 22 of 27 attempts for a percentage of 81.5%. Detroit ended the game having earned a 37.6% field goal percentage (32 out of 85) and converted 8 out of their 23 3-point shots.
Saddiq Bey is a player who was a factor in the matchup. He finished with 24 points on 7 of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 38 minutes and also totaled 5 rebounds. Bey finished the contest at 41.2% from the field and also distributed 5 assists.
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Detroit will play this game with a win-loss record of 12-45 so far this year. They average 102.4 pts per contest (29th in the league) while hitting 42.0% from the field. The Pistons are shooting 31.7% on shots from downtown (626 of 1,976) and 77.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Detroit is pulling in 42.8 boards per game and has accumulated 1,286 dimes on the campaign, which is 25th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 14.5 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 21.6 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Pistons are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.1 personal fouls. They are surrendering 37.4% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 27th in the NBA in PPG allowed (112.6). The Pistons defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.5% (2,330 of 4,910) and they relinquish 47.1 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 22nd in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,454 relinquished so far this year.
For their last game, the Celtics got the victory with a final of 105-95 when they played the Hawks. The Celtics were able to pull down 42 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 54 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 5 steals for this game. The Hawks earned 13 personal fouls in this game which took the Celtics to the charity stripe for a total of 27 shots. They were able to knock down 22 of them for a clip of 81.5%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Boston made 11 out of 38 attempts (28.9%). In all, the Celtics shot 36 for 85 from the field which had them shooting 42.4%. The Celtics allowed the Hawks to convert 34 out of 93 tries from the field which had them sitting at 36.6% for this contest. They finished shooting 31.6% from beyond the perimeter by going 12 out of 38 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 15 at the free throw line (100.0%). Regarding rebounds, Boston permitted Atlanta to snag 37 in all (11 offensive).
Jayson Tatum ended up being important for the Celtics for this contest. He converted 13 out of 27 in this game for a rate of 48.1%, and tallied 10 rebounds. Tatum scored 38 points in his 40 mins on the court and had 3 dimes in the matchup.
Boston has a mark of 33-25 this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Celtics are connecting on 45.0% from the floor, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Boston has accounted for 6,285 pts so far this season (108.4 per game) and they average 46.8 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 23.4 times per game (18th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.1 times per game. The Celtics are committing 18.6 personal fouls per game and they connect on 81.4% from the free throw line.
The Celtics on the defensive end are ranked 4th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 103.6. They are forcing their opponents into 14.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.0% from the field (1st in basketball). The Boston defense gives up 33.7% on three-point shots (688 of 2,041) and their opposition knocks down 77.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 21.6 assists and 44.8 boards every game, which is ranked 1st and 16th in basketball.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston
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