At 7:30 ET, the Pistons will travel to Boston to take on the Celtics. Boston is favored by 16 points and has won five straight games. The Pistons are 12-55 and have lost two in a row.

This Eastern Conference matchup will be played at TD Garden and can be seen on NBCS. The over/under line for this game is 226.


The Pick: Detroit Pistons +16

This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:30 ET on Monday, March 18th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 116-108 in favor of the Celtics.
  • Our projections have Jayson Tatum finishing with Jayson Tatum points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Celtics finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.4% and knocking down 12 threes.

Will Detroit Be The Talk of TD Garden?

The Pistons are 12-55 this season and are currently in 14th place in the Eastern Conference. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 9-33 and 2-12 against division opponents.

Detroit has lost their last two games and are 5-27 on the road this season. However, they have a road ATS record of 17-15 compared to 17-17 straight up.

As the underdog, the Pistons have gone 9-51 this season and are 31-28 ATS as the underdog. Today, they are 16-point underdogs and have gone 3-4 vs. the spread as the underdog.

In their most recent game, the Pistons lost to the Heat by a score of 104-101. They covered the spread as 5.5-point underdogs and the O/U line for the game was 213.5.

This season, the average combined scoring total in Pistons games is 232 points. Their O/U record for the season is 34-32-1, and the under has hit in their last four games.

In their games this season, the average over/under line is 229.7 points, which is higher than today’s line of 226. The Pistons have seen 38 of their games with higher O/U lines than 226.

On the season, the Pistons are averaging 112 points per game, which is 23rd in the NBA. However, they have been a better offensive team on the road, averaging 112.7 points per game compared to 111.3 at home.

So far, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 31.3% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 46% from the field, which is 19th in the league.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pistons are 29th in the NBA, averaging just 11.3 made threes per game. Overall, they are shooting 35% from beyond the arc.

On average, the Detroit defense is giving up 120.1 points per game (26th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. Opponents are hitting 55.6% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.3% of their three-point attempts.

Will the Celtics Win at Home?

Boston is the clear favorite today against the Pistons, as they are favored by 16 points. This season, the Celtics have been favored in 64 of their 67 games. In those games, they have gone 51-13 straight-up and 32-29 ATS.

The Celtics have won five straight games as the favorite and have gone 34-30 ATS for the season. At home, they are 18-14 ATS and have covered the spread in their last five home games.

In their most recent game, the Celtics defeated the Wizards by a score of 130-104. The O/U line for that game was 226.5 points, and Boston covered the spread as 14.5-point favorites.

This season, the Celtics have an O/U record of 32-34-1, and their games have averaged 230.6 points per game. The team’s last two games have gone over the O/U line.

Boston’s win over Washington improved their overall record to 53-14, which is the best in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 34-7 and 19-7 in non-conference games.

When it comes to scoring, the Celtics are one of the most potent offenses in the NBA, averaging 121 points per game (2nd). At home, they are averaging 123.5 points per game (2nd).

So far this season, the Celtics have outscored the NBA scoring average in 73.1% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 18th in the league at 97.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Celtics are 9th in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also one of the top three-point shooting teams in the NBA, leading the league in three-point attempts and makes per game. Overall, they are shooting 38% from beyond the arc.

Currently, the Celtics’ defense holds the 6th rank in the NBA, allowing 109.6 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Celtics’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 51.8% and allowing 34.4% from beyond the arc.