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Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons 1/1/2021 Spread Picks and Previews

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Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons 1-1-2021 Spread Picks and Previews

Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons 1/1/2021 – The Boston Celtics have been resilient in winning their games during tight situations. They will be the team on the road and challenge the winless Detroit Pistons at their home court at the Little Caesars Arena located in Detroit Michigan. The game tips off at exactly 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time and the online live stream is made available for NBA League Pass subscribers. It has been a tough start and probably another bad year for the Pistons as they still have not tasted a victory since opening night. It doesn’t look so good for them either as the Boston Celtics are coming in as heavy favorites by NBA Game Odds to take the victory.

Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons 1/1/2021

When: Friday, January 1, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit Michigan
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons 1/1/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics -9.5 (-110) 215.5 o (-110) -350
Detroit Pistons +9.5 (-110) 215.5 u (-110) +275
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Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics are coming in this matchup winning three of their first five games and back-to-back victories against the Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies. This team had a rough start but seems to be getting on their winning grove with a convincing win over the Grizzlies, 126-107. Jaylen Brown had a great game tallying 44 points along with seven triples, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart provided the support with 14 points each as Jeff Teague filled in the starting role from the injured Kemba Walker. Daniel Theis also had a commendable night with 12 points and four boards.

Players to watch: J. Brown SG 5 GP 5 GS 33 MIN 28 PTS 1.2 OR 3.2 DR 4.4 REB 3.4 AST 1.8 STL 0.6 BLK 1.8 TO 3 PF 1.9 AST/TO 29.18 PER

J. Tatum PF 5 GP 5 GS 33.6 MIN 23.6 PTS 0.2 OR 8 DR 8.2 REB 3.2 AST 1.4 STL 0.6 BLK 2.8 TO 1 PF 1.1 AST/TO 20.15 PER

M. Smart PG 5 GP 5 GS 32 MIN 11.6 PTS 0.8 OR 1.2 DR 2 REB 5.6 AST 1.6 STL 1 BLK 1.4 TO 2 PF 4 AST/TO 15.73 PER.

Detroit Pistons Betting

The Detroit Pistons have been struggling to find their identity and have not won any game this season in their first four games. They fell short against the Golden State Warriors during their most recent game by ten points, 106-116. Jerami Grant came out meeting expectations with 27 points, seven rebounds, three steals, and two blocks and shot fairly at 42% from the field. Josh Jackson has been the gem among the rocks as he gave the team 17 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Derrick Rose filled in for the injured rookie Killian Hayes with 15 points and seven assists while Saddiq Bey did 11 points in 15 minutes.

Players to Watch: J. Grant PF 4 GP 4 GS 37.3 MIN 22.8 PTS 1.3 OR 4.8 DR 6 REB 1.8 AST 1 STL 1.8 BLK 1.3 TO 3.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 19.88 PER

J. Jackson SF 4 GP 2 GS 26.3 MIN 17.3 PTS 0.8 OR 5.3 DR 6 REB 2 AST 1 STL 0.8 BLK 1.8 TO 3.3 PF 1.1 AST/TO 19.52 PER

B. Griffin PF 3 GP 3 GS 32 MIN 16.3 PTS 0 OR 6 DR 6 REB 3 AST 1.3 STL 0 BLK 1.7 TO 1.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 16.41 PER.

Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons 1/1/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston’s last 9 games.
Boston is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against Detroit.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games on the road.
Boston is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Boston is 11-5 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
Boston is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games played in January.

Detroit Pistons

Detroit is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Pistons are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games against Boston.
Detroit is 0-7 SU in their last 7 games at home.
Detroit is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games when playing at home against Boston.
Pistons are 0-13 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Detroit is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games played in January.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games played on a Friday.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Kemba Walker PG Knee is out indefinitely
Romeo Langford SG Wrist is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Detroit
Javonte Green PG Quarantine is OUT Friday vs Detroit

Detroit Pistons

Blake Griffin PF Concussion is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Boston
Jahlil Okafor C Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs Boston
Killian Hayes PG Ankle left last game, is “?” Friday vs Boston

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Detroit Pistons
3-2-0 Against the Spread 1-3-0
3-2-0 Straight Up 2-2-0
113.2 Points per Game 111.5
114 Points Allowed per Game 120.8
47.66 Offensive FG% 42.78
74.29 Offensive FT% 75.27
39.74 Offensive 3PT% 32.05
49.88 Defensive FG% 47.54
79.05 Defensive FT% 76.98
36.54 Defensive 3PT% 39.73

Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons Betting Picks

The Detroit Pistons are still finding their chemistry and right mix during the season while the Boston Celtics are already proving that they are playoff ready. This should be an easy victory for the Celtics as forecasted by Best Online Sportsbook.

Moneyline: It is -350 on the ML for the Celtics while the underdog Pistons are at +275 if they pull an upset.

ATS: A wide 9.5 points are across the spread with the Celtics sitting on the -9.5 while the Pistons on the far side with +9.5.

TOTALs: 215.5 is the total expected for both teams to dance with as the Celtics the team over and the Pistons are under.

Score Prediction: 113 – 97 Celtics