Celtics vs Pistons Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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The Boston Celtics (41-17) are favored by 12 points against the Detroit Pistons (15-43) on February 15, 2023 at TD Garden in a contest that pits one of the highest-scoring teams in the league (Celtics, third in points scored per game) against one of the poorest defensively (Pistons, 29th in points conceded). The over/under in this game is set at 227.

How to bet Celtics vs. Pistons

Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 12 points, with bookmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -735 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +517 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 227 points.

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Celtics vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arena: TD Garden

Celtics vs. Pistons Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Celtics are 30-25-3 this season. Boston has come away with 39 wins in the 54 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Celtics games this year have hit the over on 30 of 58 set point totals.

The Pistons have 26 wins against the spread in 58 games this season. Detroit has been the moneyline underdog 54 total times this season. Motor City has finished 13-41 in those games. Pistons games this season have hit the over 55.2% of the time (32 out of 58 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Celtics

Celtics Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 54 30.5 8.6 4.5 1.1 0.8 3.3
Malcolm Brogdon 49 14.5 4.2 3.7 0.6 0.3 2
Derrick White 58 11.8 3.3 3.8 0.7 0.9 1.8
Al Horford 44 9.2 6.2 2.7 0.5 0.9 2
Grant Williams 57 8.7 4.8 1.8 0.6 0.4 1.5

Pistons

Pistons Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bojan Bogdanovic 55 21.7 3.6 2.6 0.6 0.1 2.5
Jaden Ivey 54 15.2 3.9 4.6 0.9 0.2 1.4
Alec Burks 45 13 3 2.2 0.7 0.1 2
Isaiah Stewart 47 11.4 8.1 1.4 0.4 0.7 1.3
Killian Hayes 54 9.5 2.7 5.8 1.3 0.3 1.2
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Celtics: Jayson Tatum: Out (Illness), Al Horford: Out (Knee), Jaylen Brown: Out (Face), Marcus Smart: Out (Ankle), Danilo Gallinari: Out (Knee)

Pistons: James Wiseman: Out (Trade Pending), Nerlens Noel: Out (Not With Team), Marvin Bagley: Out (Hand), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston is giving up 111.8 points per game this year (sixth-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived on offense, averaging 117.7 points per contest (third-best). The Celtics score 121 points per game when playing at home, compared to 114.1 points per game in road games, a difference of 6.9 points per contest. The Celtics have been scoring 115.8 points per contest in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly lower than the 117.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Boston ranks second-best in the NBA by draining 15.9 treys per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks seventh in the league at 37.6%. The Celtics are attempting 45.9 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 52.1% of the shots they’ve taken (and 62% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 42.2 three-pointers per contest, which are 47.9% of their shots (and 38% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

On offense, Detroit is the 25th-ranked squad in the league (112.3 points per game). Defensively, it is second-worst (119.7 points allowed per game). In 2022-23 the Pistons are scoring 3.8 more points per game at home (114.2) than on the road (110.4). The Pistons are averaging 113.7 points per contest over their past 10 games, which is 1.4 more than their average for the season (112.3).

At 11.8 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.3% from downtown, Detroit is 17th and 20th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Pistons have attempted 38% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 62% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.6% of the Pistons’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 70.4% have been 2-pointers.

Celtics vs. Pistons Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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