Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 2/15/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
The Boston Celtics host the Detroit Pistons at TD Garden on Wednesday.
The Pistons faced the Raptors and ended up losing by a score of 119-118 in their last game. Detroit ended the contest having earned a 50.6% FG percentage (40 out of 79) and converted 13 out of their 34 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Pistons knocked down 25 of 32 tries for a rate of 78.1%. Regarding grabbing boards, they collected a total of 32 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 25 assists for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and getting 3 steals. In relation to the defense, Detroit allowed 48.3% from the field on 42 out of 87 shooting. Toronto recorded 21 dimes and had 5 steals for this game. In addition, Toronto snagged 40 rebounds (13 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Toronto ended up shooting 66.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 24 of their 36 shots. They buried 11 of their 30 attempts from long range. With respect to fouls, the Pistons walked away with 26 and the Raptors totaled 26 fouls.
Bojan Bogdanovic is someone who was a major factor in this contest. He finished with 33 points on 10 out of 18 shooting. He played for 38 minutes and also collected 5 rebounds. Bogdanovic walked away from this one shooting 55.6% from the field and also recorded 3 dimes.
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Detroit heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 15-43 so far this year. They are losing possession via turnover 14.9 times per contest and as a squad they commit 22.5 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Detroit is pulling down 42.3 boards per game and is sitting with 1,322 dimes so far this year, which ranks 27th in basketball in terms of passing. The Pistons are hitting 35.3% on shots from downtown (682 of 1,931) and 77.3% from the free throw line. They average 112.3 pts per game (25th in basketball) on 45.4% from the floor.
Defensively, the Pistons are forcing 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.8 personal fouls. They give up 35.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 29th in the league in points per game allowed (119.7). The Pistons are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 49.2% (2,530 of 5,140) and they concede 45.0 boards per contest as a squad. They currently rank 20th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,483 surrendered on the campaign.
When they last played, the Celtics walked away with a victory by a final of 119-109 against the Grizzlies. The Celtics collected 40 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 54 for the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 5 steals in the game. The Grizzlies committed 22 fouls in the game which took the Celtics to the charity stripe for 26 tries. They were able to bury 20 of those for a rate of 76.9%. In reference to shots from downtown, Boston buried 21 out of 51 tries (41.2%). When this game wrapped up, the Celtics went 39 out of 88 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3%. The Celtics allowed the Grizzlies to bury 42 of 84 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0% for the matchup. They finished 35.3% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 12 of 34 and ended up shooting 13 of 21 from the free throw line (61.9%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Boston permitted Memphis to pull down 34 overall (3 on the offensive glass).
Derrick White was important for the Celtics for this game. He made 8 of 20 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and tallied 3 rebounds. White had 23 points in his 40 mins on the hardwood and totaled 10 assists in the game.
Boston has a mark of 41-16 this year. The Celtics are responsible for committing 18.9 personal fouls every game and they shoot 82.7% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 26.3 times per game (7th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest. Boston has 6,702 points for the campaign (117.6 per contest) and they collect 45.1 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Celtics are connecting on 47.4% from the floor, which ranks 15th in basketball.
The Celtics defensively are ranked 6th in the NBA in points given up per game with 111.4. They are forcing their opponents into 12.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 46.5% from the field (6th in the NBA). The Boston defense gives up 35.1% on shots from beyond the arc (654 of 1,864) and their opposition makes 77.6% of their free throw shots. They have given up 22.7 assists and 43.6 rebounds every game, which is 1st and 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston
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