Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons odds, picks and prediction

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The Boston Celtics (35-26) have an early game on Saturday on the road against the Detroit Pistons (14-45). Their game tips off at noon ET on Saturday at Little Caesars Arena. Below, we look at the Celtics vs. Pistons odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

The Celtics are one of the hottest teams in basketball. Their only loss in their last 11 games was a 112-111 defeat at the hands of these Pistons in one of their final games before the All-Star break. They returned from the break picking a W in a 129-106 road win over the Brooklyn Nets.

The Pistons have actually won two games in a row over teams who will be in the playoffs. They beat the Celtics before the All-Star break and opened the second half of the season with a 106-103 home win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday.

This is the third time this month the two teams have played. The Pistons picked up the win in their last meeting, but Boston beat Detroit on the road, 102-93, Feb. 4.

Celtics at Pistons odds, spread and lines

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  • Money line: Celtics -700 (bet $700 to win $100) | Pistons +470 (bet $100 to win $470)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Celtics -11.5 (-105) | Pistons +11.5 (-120)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 214.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)

Celtics at Pistons key injuries

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  • Frank Jackson (back) doubtful

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Celtics at Pistons odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Celtics 112, Pistons 95

Money line

PASS on the money line. The Celtics are playing far too well to lose two straight games to one of the worst teams in the league.

The Pistons are only 9-20 at home this season and have not had a three-game winning streak all season.

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Against the spread

The Celtics have covered the spread in six of their last 10 games. They are 18-12 ATS on the road this season.

And while the Pistons have won two games in a row, They have covered the spread in only three of their last 10 games, and they are 1-3 ATS in day games this season.

The Pistons lost eight games in a row by an average of 16.1 points before their two wins, and they lost six of them by at least 11 points.

Take the CELTICS -11.5 (-105).

Over/Under

The Celtics are 26-34-1 O/U overall this season. They have held their opponents to under 100 points in nine of their last 14 games.

The Pistons are the second-lowest scoring team in the league at 102.6 points per game.

Take UNDER 214.5 (-108).

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