Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons Las Vegas Odds and Free NBA Basketball Predictions


Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
40-19 (19-8 V)
7:00 pm ET, Friday, February 23, 2018
Little Caesars Arena, Detroit
Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
28-29 (19-12 H)
NBCS Boston, FS Detroit
 
Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons Las Vegas Odds and Free NBA Basketball Predictions

Stan Van Gundy spent a good portion of the NBA All-Star break watching film. He wasn't catching up on the movies nominated for Oscars next month.

Rather, the Detroit Pistons coach was trying to figure out ways to maximize his team's offensive potential with the addition of Blake Griffin. The team had virtually no practice time after acquiring one of the league's premier power forwards from the Los Angeles Clippers in late January.

Detroit entered the break one game below .500 and in ninth place in the Eastern Conference. The Pistons' aim the remainder of the season is to move up a notch or two in the standings and claim a playoff spot.

Van Gundy is trying to revamp the team's offense on the fly. The Pistons return to the court with a home game against Boston on Friday.

Moving up the standings will be a tough challenge for the Pistons (28-29), who play 15 of their remaining 25 games on the road. Van Gundy tried to strike a balance between getting them prepared for the rest of the season and making sure he didn't work them too hard in two practices before Friday's game.

The All-Star break came at a good time for the Celtics (40-19). They have lost three straight and four of their last five, falling two games behind Toronto for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. They allowed 121 points to Cleveland and 129 to the Clippers in their last two outings.

Combo guard Marcus Smart returned to practice this week after missing the last 11 games. He suffered right hand lacerations after punching a glass picture frame.

Smart's forte is defense and the Celtics certainly need to clamp down in order to catch the Raptors.

This is the rubber match of the three-game series, as each team won on the other's home court. Detroit captured a 118-108 victory on Nov. 27 and Boston won 91-81 on Dec. 10.

 

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Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons Betting Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
801 Boston Celtics
-1
802 Detroit Pistons
204½

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Boston Celtics -2 and Over/Under 208 according to Bovada Sportsbook


 

Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Boston Celtics

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 40-19 21-11 19-8 34-23-2 16-14-2 18-9 103.14 99.63 3.51
Last 10 5-5 3-3 2-2 6-4 3-3 3-1 104.50 106.00 -1.50
vs Div 9-3 5-1 4-2 7-5 4-2 3-3 100.00 95.17 4.83
vs EAST 25-13 11-8 14-5 21-16-1 9-9-1 12-7 101.66 98.47 3.19
vs WEST 15-6 10-3 5-3 13-7-1 7-5-1 6-2 105.81 101.71 4.10

Detroit Pistons

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 28-29 19-12 9-17 26-29-2 12-18-1 14-11-1 103.39 103.49 -0.10
Last 10 6-4 6-2 0-2 2-8 2-6 0-2 108.70 108.30 0.40
vs Div 5-6 4-1 1-5 6-4-1 4-1 2-3-1 104.27 103.82 0.45
vs EAST 17-19 12-6 5-13 14-21-1 6-12 8-9-1 103.78 104.14 -0.36
vs WEST 11-10 7-6 4-4 12-8-1 6-6-1 6-2 102.71 102.38 0.33

Betting Odds Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games when playing Detroit
Boston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit

Detroit Pistons

Detroit is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Boston
Detroit is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston

 

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Injuries

Boston Celtics

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Marcus Smart PG Prob Fri - Hand - 2/21/18 Smart is recovering from a laceration to his hand but is expected to play Friday against the Pistons.
Shane Larkin PG Ques Fri - Knee - 2/21/18 Larkin is sidelined with soreness in his right knee and it is unclear if he will return to the lineup on Friday against the Pistons.
Gordon Hayward SF out for season - Ankle - 1/28/18 Hayward is expected to miss the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair a dislocated left ankle and fractured tibia.

Detroit Pistons

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Reggie Bullock SF Prob Fri - Illness - 2/23/18 Bullock has come down with an illness but is expected to suit up for Friday's game against the Celtics.
Reggie Jackson PG Early March - Ankle - 2/9/18 Jackson has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 right ankle sprain and will likely be sidelined until the beginning of March.
Jon Leuer PF out for season - Ankle - 1/20/18 Leuer will likely miss the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair a left ankle sprain.

Recent Meetings

Date Home/Away Line ATS
12/10/17 DET (81) - BOS (91) 1/202 BOS/U
11/27/17 BOS (108) - DET (118) -6/199 DET/O
2/26/17 DET (98) - BOS (104) 2/213.5 BOS/U
1/30/17 BOS (113) - DET (109) -5/216.5 DET/O
11/30/16 BOS (114) - DET (121) -6.5/200 DET/O
11/19/16 DET (92) - BOS (94) -2/201 BOS/U
2/3/16 BOS (102) - DET (95) -4/209.5 BOS/U
1/6/16 BOS (94) - DET (99) -3/202 DET/U
12/26/15 DET (93) - BOS (99) 1/204 BOS/U
12/16/15 DET (119) - BOS (116) -2.5/198.5 DET/O

Boston Schedule/Results

NEXT 5 | Remaining Games
Date vs Last Meeting Line ATS Mar Date Where
3/3/18 @HOU 99-98 (W) 2/216.5 WU 3.0 12/28/17 BOS
2/28/18 CHA 102-91 (W) -1/207.5 WU 10.0 12/27/17 CHA
2/26/18 MEM 102-93 (W) -6/193 WO 3.0 12/16/17 MEM
2/24/18 @NY 103-73 (W) -5.5/202 WU 24.5 1/31/18 BOS
2/23/18 @DET 91-81 (W) -1/202 WU 9.0 12/10/17 DET
LAST 10 | Past Results
Date vs Score Line ATS Mar BOS FG Opp FG Reb
2/14/18 LAC 119-129 (L) -4.5/212 LO -14.5 42/97 44/88 46-43
2/11/18 CLE 99-121 (L) -4.5/213 LO -26.5 36/89 45/84 43-41
2/9/18 IND 91-97 (L) -4/203.5 LU -10.0 34/89 37/83 38-53
2/8/18 @WAS 110-104 (W) (OT) -2/204 WO 4.0 39/84 38/95 45-52
2/6/18 @TOR 91-111 (L) 5.5/208.5 LU -14.5 33/83 40/80 38-40
2/4/18 POR 97-96 (W) 2/200.5 WU 3.0 35/85 36/91 51-46
2/2/18 ATL 119-110 (W) -7/200 WO 2.0 45/89 34/80 42-36
1/31/18 NY 103-73 (W) -5.5/202 WU 24.5 40/83 28/87 49-44
1/29/18 @DEN 111-110 (W) 2/206 WO 3.0 43/91 42/93 40-47
1/27/18 @GS 105-109 (L) 11/219 WU 7.0 37/85 38/84 45-43

Detroit Schedule/Results

NEXT 5 | Remaining Games
Date vs Last Meeting Line ATS Mar Date Where
3/2/18 @ORL 89-102 (L) -4/205.5 LU -17.0 12/28/17 ORL
2/28/18 MIL 100-104 (L) 4/204 PP 0.0 12/6/17 MIL
2/26/18 @TOR 91-96 (L) 8.5/212.5 WU 3.5 1/17/18 TOR
2/25/18 @CHA 107-118 (L) -2.5/203 LO -13.5 1/15/18 DET
2/23/18 BOS 81-91 (L) 1/202 LU -9.0 12/10/17 DET
LAST 10 | Past Results
Date vs Score Line ATS Mar DET FG Opp FG Reb
2/14/18 ATL 104-98 (W) -10.5/207.5 LU -4.5 35/83 38/89 47-43
2/12/18 NO 103-118 (L) -3.5/221.5 LU -18.5 35/95 44/100 54-53
2/11/18 @ATL 115-118 (L) -3.5/208.5 LO -6.5 38/83 38/78 40-35
2/9/18 LAC 95-108 (L) -3.5/221 LU -16.5 36/88 42/91 40-57
2/7/18 BK 115-106 (W) -9.5/211 LO -0.5 44/92 39/90 46-50
2/5/18 POR 111-91 (W) -2.5/210.5 WU 17.5 44/88 37/94 51-45
2/3/18 MIA 111-107 (W) -4.5/201.5 LO -0.5 44/84 44/91 49-33
2/1/18 MEM 104-102 (W) -8.5/203 LO -6.5 35/76 40/96 41-49
1/30/18 CLE 125-114 (W) 6.5/219.5 WO 17.5 49/93 38/84 47-41
1/28/18 @CLE 104-121 (L) 7.5/218.5 LO -9.5 40/95 42/83 43-45