The Boston Celtics will take on the Detroit Pistons at 8 p.m. ET Friday at TD Garden. The Celtics are 13-11 overall and 6-3 at home, while Detroit is 6-19 overall and 1-11 on the road. The teams split their first two meetings this season.
Boston is favored by eight points in the latest Celtics vs. Pistons odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 211.5. Before entering any Pistons vs. Celtics picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it returned over $5,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks last season. Dating back to last season, it enters Week 8 of the 2020-21 NBA schedule on a stunning 79-46 roll on top-rated picks against the spread. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
- Celtics vs. Pistons spread: Celtics -8
- Celtics vs. Pistons over-under: 211.5 points
What you need to know about the Celtics
Boston coasted past the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, 120-106. Semi Ojeleye shot 6-for-8 from beyond the arc and finished with a career-high 24 points and six rebounds, and Jayson Tatum had 17 points and nine assists in addition to six rebounds. Ojeleye and Payton Pritchard (20 points) made six 3-pointers each, becoming the first pair of teammates in franchise history to make at least six 3-pointers in the same game.
What you need to know about the Pistons
Detroit took a hard 111-95 fall against the Pacers on Thursday. The Pistons were outscored 59-43 in the second half. Jerami Grant played for 35 minutes but put up just nine points on 4-for-17 shooting and four turnovers. Detroit was held to to 44.7 shooting overall and 17.9 percent from 3-point range.
The Pistons have lost five of their past six games. Grant scored 46 points in the first two games vs. the Celtics this season. Mason Plumlee (elbow) and Sekou Doumbouya (concussion) will not play Friday.
How to make Pistons vs. Celtics picks
The model has simulated Celtics vs. Pistons 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning under on the total, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
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