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Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons Betting Selection

Time: 7:30 PM EST Saturday April 5, 2014, FSDE+

Location: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan

The Detroit Pistons host the Boston Celtics in an Eastern Conference match up.

In their last games: The Celtics lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 111-102 and the Pistons lost to the Brooklyn Nets 116-104.

In their loss to the 76ers the Celtics played a sloppy game with 22 turnovers and they allowed the 76ers to shoot 50% from the floor.

In their loss to the Nets the Pistons were down 12 at halftime and they allowed the Nets to shoot a FG% of 60.5%. In the game Brooklyn shot 48.4% (15/31) from beyond the 3-point arc.

The Pistons have taken 2 of 3 from the Celtics this season, but Boston won at home 118-111 in the last meeting.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Pistons have lost 2 in a row and are 2-8 in their last 10 games and the Celtics have lost 7 straight and 9 of their last 10.

In the last 14 games between these 2 teams in Detroit the total has gone Under 10 times.

The Pistons are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games against the Celtics.

This season the Pistons are 16-23 at home and the Celtics are 8-29 on the road.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Detroit -6
Total Line: 205.5
Money Line: Celtics +210 / Pistons -250

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Boston Celtics: 23-52 SU 36-37-2 ATS
Detroit Pistons: 27-48 SU 32-42-1 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• BOS is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
• BOS is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
• BOS has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
• DET is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
• DET is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.
• DET has an Over record of 22-9 in their last 31 home games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Boston Celtics: 84.29
Detroit Pistons: 85.30

Key Player Injuries

CELTICS
[G] 01/14/2014 – Keith Bogans out indefinitely ( Personal )
[C] 02/20/2014 – Vitor Faverani out indefinitely ( Knee )
[F] 02/28/2014 – Gerald Wallace out for season ( Knee )
(!)[G] 04/04/2014 – Rajon Rondo expected to miss Saturday vs. Detroit ( Rest )
[G] 04/04/2014 – Avery Bradley expected to miss Saturday vs. Detroit ( Achilles )

PISTONS
G] 04/04/2014 – Will Bynum doubtful Saturday vs. Boston ( Foot )
[C] 03/18/2014 – Josh Harrellson out indefinitely ( Knee )
[G] 02/20/2014 – Chauncey Billups out indefinitely ( Knee )

Free Betting Pick:

Playing defense is not something these two teams have been doing as of late and in Detroit’s case something they haven’t done all season. Case in point, these are the only two teams that have allowed Philadelphia to score over 100 points in their last 13 games. Both playing last night.
Take the OVER 205.5.

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