Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons Prediction, NBA Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated Feb 06, 2023

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Detroit Pistons

After both getting burned by the Suns over the weekend, the Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons will look to heal themselves with a win when they meet in Michigan on Monday night.

Boston
57-25
AT
February 06, 2023, 7:00 PM ET
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit
17-65
Pointspread -9.5 -110
Moneyline -410
Over / Under o +227

52%

Betting Action

48%

Pointspread +9.5 -110
Moneyline +334
Over / Under u +227

52%

Betting Action

48%

Joe Mazzulla’s side couldn’t handle the heat when Phoenix came to Boston on Friday, where the Pistons fell to the same squad 24 hours later on Saturday.

The oddsmakers have pinned the Celtics as considerable -11 favourites on said NBA odds, whereas the over-under sits at 229.5.

Celtics vs. Pistons NBA Betting Odds

Monday’s date is already the third time on the NBA’s calendar that these northeastern foes meet. Boston claimed the spoils on the first two occasions, neither contest proving to be especially close, as shown by the 128-112 and 117-108 finals. In fact, Boston’s success rate over Detroit extends back to last season. They’ve won four contests in a row, with the last Detroit victory coming two days after Valentine’s last year.

It is what is it. The Celtics have only provided betters the spoils of war once in the past eight opportunities against the spread. The win over Brooklyn last week was, to be honest, one of the rare times in recent weeks, dare we say months, that the Celtics truly dictated a game. It would seem as though the Over is starting to make a comeback, having cashed in three times in a row prior to the Phoenix matchup.

“It is what it is” can also be applied the Detroit’s fortunes this season, albeit for vastly different reasons. At 14-40, sitting in the Eastern Conference basement, hope for much positivity is extinguished for the present campaign. Betters may be tempted to pinpoint glimmers of hope thanks to the club’s 23-28-3 record ATS, but no one would say that’s very promising. The squad sports the exact same record at Little Caesars Arena as they do when playing away: 7-20.

Boston Celtics

On Friday Boston was the recipient of its just deserts, at least as far as the Phoenix Suns and their fanbase were concerned. After walloping the Arizona-based faction in the desert in December, Chris Paul and company rolled into TD Garden and basically controlled the contest from the outset.

Mikal Bridges continued to excel in Devin Booker’s absence, tallying a team-leading 25 points, but the secret weapons on the night were Deandre Ayton and Dario Saric, who combined for 23 rebounds, thus nullifying many Celtic attempts to keep possessions alive or take the ball over when Phoenix missed their own shots. The home side made a push in the third quarter, winning it 29-17, but Phoenix did what any good road team is supposed to: they make critical buckets to quiet down the crowd. More to the point, the final period was their best, which is all a coach can ask for. Suns win 106-94.

Marcus Smart remains sidelined.

Detroit Pistons

After Boston, it was Detroit’s turn to get torched by the Suns. Close observation of their own contest made for a revealing experience. The Suns basically handled in-game momentum in a similar fashion as they did against the Celtics. A great first half, a bit of a push by the home team after the break to perhaps steal the win, with the road team putting their foot on the gas as the second half went on to close the deal.

While Bridges played well on Saturday, it was Ayton’s turn to shine, notching 31 points with constant layups and easy dunks in the paint. 16 rebounds helped a lot, as did Chris Paul’s 14 assists. As for the home side, they benefitted from solid production out of bench player Saddiq Bey (25 points), and veteran Bojan Bogdanovic chipped in with 23 of his own, including the slickest assists of the night courtesy of a behind-the-back pass to set up a three. The Suns were always the better side, winning 116-100.

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