Celtics vs Pistons: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 1, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 1, 2021

Jaylen Brown leads the Boston Celtics (3-2) into a matchup with the Detroit Pistons (0-4) after scoring 42 points in a 126-107 win over the Grizzlies. The Pistons are underdogs in the matchup on Friday, January 1, 2021, which starts at 7:00 PM ET on FS-DET. The point total is for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of January 1, 2021, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Celtics vs Pistons Betting Odds

Celtics vs Pistons Props

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Injury Report as of January 1

Celtics: Romeo Langford: Out (Right wrist), Javonte Green: Day To Day (Health protocols), Kemba Walker: Out (Left knee)

Pistons: Blake Griffin: Out (Concussion protocol), Killian Hayes: Day To Day (Ankle), Jahlil Okafor: Day To Day (Right ankle)

Celtics and Pistons Records ATS

  • Boston had a 50-34-5 record ATS last year.
  • The Celtics were 7-6 against the spread in 2019-20 when they were at least a 9-point favorite.
  • 44 of 89 Boston games last season (49.4%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • With a 27-37-1 record ATS, Detroit did not always covered the spread last season.
  • 41.5% of Detroit’s 65 games last season fell below the over/under.

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Head to Head

In the last matchup between the teams on Wednesday, the Pistons defeated the Celtics 116-103. Gordon Hayward led the Celtics with 25 points, and Sekou Doumbouya paced the Pistons with 24. The Pistons covered the spread as 9.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 219 total points to cover the 218.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/15/2020 Celtics Celtics -9.5 218.5 -447 346 Regular Season 116-103 DET*
12/20/2019 Celtics Celtics -9 211.5 -477 361 Regular Season 114-93 BOS*
2/13/2019 Celtics Regular Season 118-110 BOS
12/15/2018 Pistons Regular Season 113-104 DET
10/30/2018 Celtics Regular Season 108-105 BOS
10/27/2018 Pistons Regular Season 109-89 BOS
2/23/2018 Pistons Regular Season 110-98 BOS
12/10/2017 Pistons Regular Season 91-81 BOS
11/27/2017 Celtics Regular Season 118-108 DET
2/26/2017 Pistons Regular Season 104-98 BOS
  • 1/15/2020 DNP – Celtics: Jayson Tatum; Pistons: Luke Kennard, Blake Griffin, Reggie Jackson
  • 12/20/2019 DNP – Celtics: Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart; Pistons: Luke Kennard, Blake Griffin, Reggie Jackson
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Scoring Trends

  • Boston’s games last year went over the point total for Friday’s matchup over/under (215.5 points) in 56.2% of opportunities (50 out of 89 matchups).
  • In Detroit’s games last year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Friday’s matchup over/under in 40 out of 66 matchups (60.6%).
  • On average, the Celtics saw a 219.6 over/under in their games last season, 4.1 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 2.5 points separates the average total points bet in Pistons’ games (218 points) and this contest’s over/under (215.5 points).
  • The Celtics had an average implied point total of 111.6 last season, which is 0.4 points lower than their implied total in Friday’s game (112).
  • Last season, Boston scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (112) 49 times.
  • The 112.1-point average implied total last season for the Pistons is 9.1 more points than the team’s 103-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Detroit scored more than 103 points in 45 games last season.
  • Last season, the Celtics were the NBA’s ninth-highest scoring team (112.8 PPG), while the Pistons allowed their opponents the 15th-fewest points per game (110.8) in the league.
  • The Celtics totaled 539 more points than their opponents last season (six per game on average), while the Pistons were out-scored by 235 total points (3.6 per game average differential).

Celtics Leaders

  • The Celtics scoring leader is Brown, who puts up 28.0 points per game.
  • Brown’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 29.5, 6.3 lower than his season average of 35.8.
  • Marcus Smart leads Boston with 5.6 assists per game and Jayson Tatum paces the squad with 8.2 rebounds per outing.
  • Smart’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 22.5, 3.3 greater than his season average of 19.2.
  • Tatum makes 3.0 threes per game to lead the Celtics.
  • Tatum’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.5 shots less than his season average of 3.0.
  • Boston’s blocks leader is Daniel Theis, who averages 1.0 per game. Jeff Teague leads the team averaging 2.0 steals a contest.
  • Teague’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 0.5, 1.5 steals less than his season average of 2.0.

Pistons Leaders

  • Derrick Rose averaged 18.1 points per game last season while tacking on 5.6 assists.
  • Mason Plumlee averaged 5.2 rebounds per game.
  • Delon Wright collected 1.2 per game. Jerami Grant averaged 0.8 blocks an outing.

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