Celtics vs. Pistons Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 15 (Bostons Scores With Ease Despite Injuries)

Celtics vs. Pistons Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 15 (Bostons Scores With Ease Despite Injuries)


Celtics vs. Pistons Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Venue: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
  • Coverage: NBCS-BOS and BSDET

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Wednesday with 10 more games, including a battle between the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics. The Pistons rank last in the Eastern Conference with a 15-43 record, while the Celtics check in first with a 41-17 record. This one lines up as a major mismatch.

Detroit enters as a loser in four of its last five games following a 119-118 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. Meanwhile, Boston has won five of its last seven games, but fell short in a 131-125 overtime loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. Which squad will bounce back with a win tonight?

Celtics vs. Pistons Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: BOS: (-295) | DET: (+240)
  • Spread: BOS: -7.5 (-108) | DET: +7.5 (-112)
  • Total: 224 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Celtics enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 224 points, which is below average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.

Celtics vs Pistons Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Celtics -9.5 - - 228.5 -110 -110 -450 350

Celtics vs. Pistons Betting Trends

  • The Celtics are 27-25-4 against the spread this season.
  • The Pistons have been underdogs by 9.5 points or more 17 times this season and are 10-7 ATS in those contests.
  • Celtics games have gone over the total 27 times out of 55 chances this season.
  • Pistons games this season have eclipsed the over/under 29 times in 55 opportunities (52.7%).
  • At home, Boston owns a better record against the spread (14-13-1) compared to its ATS record in road games (13-12-3).
  • Detroit's winning percentage against the spread at home is .393 (11-15-2). On the road, it is .556 (15-12-0).

Celtics vs. Pistons Prediction & Pick

The Celtics' roster is riddled with injuries right now. Jayson Tatum (non-COVID illness), Jaylen Brown (facial fracture) and Marcus Smart (right ankle sprain) each sat on the sideline on Monday. None of those three are expected to suit up tonight, either, but that doesn't mean Boston is in big trouble.

Head coach Joe Mazzulla's team gave a talented Milwaukee team all it could handle thanks to the efforts of Derrick White (27 points & 12 assists) and Malcolm Brogdon (26 points). Boston is loaded with veteran scorers and now gets to face a Detroit squad that ranks 29th in defensive efficiency.

Boston has won each of its last five games against Detroit, so back the Celtics with confidence.

Final Score Prediction: Celtics: 120 | Pistons: 108

Celtics vs. Pistons Best Bet

The Pistons defense is a unit that allows a whopping 119.7 points per game (No. 29 in NBA) on a shooting percentage of 49.2% (No. 28 in NBA). Not only that, but Detroit commits the most personal fouls per game (22.5), which results in 26.0 opponent free throw attempts per game (No. 29 in NBA).

That kind of inefficiency makes the injuries for Boston a side note in this game. The Celtics average 121.0 points per home game and have scored at least 116 points in six of their last nine games. The Pistons have allowed at least 116 points in 15 of their last 19 games. Trust Boston to ball out here.

Bet: Boston Celtics Over 115.5 Points (-120)

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