Boston Celtics Vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, Preview, And Betting Odds

Boston Celtics Vs Detroit Pistons Prediction

The Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics are set to clash in an exciting matchup on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at 07:30 PM ET at the TD Garden (Boston). Here’s a comprehensive preview of the game, including betting odds, and a game prediction.

Match Prediction Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics

This game is trickier than the standings might suggest. The Celtics hold the offensive advantage, but their defensive woes raise concerns. The Pistons at home with a passionate crowd can’t be taken lightly. I expect a competitive back-and-forth battle, with the Celtics ultimately relying on their experience and firepower to pull away in the fourth quarter.

Head to Head

  • Overall: The Celtics lead the season series 1-0, winning their previous meeting 117-103 on November 29th.
  • Home/Away: The Celtics won the only meeting this season in Detroit.
  • Key stats: The Celtics dominated the first matchup with superior field goal shooting (48.1% vs. 40.2%) and three-point shooting (42.9% vs. 32.3%). Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown combined for 63 points compared to 26 points for Jerami Grant and Cade Cunningham.

Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics Preview

  • Celtics: Led by the dynamic duo of Jayson Tatum (30.2 points) and Jaylen Brown (27.0 points), the Celtics boast a potent offense. However, their recent defensive struggles, allowing an average of 114.5 points in their last 5 games, could be exploited by the Pistons.
  • Pistons: Cunningham (19.0 points, 6.6 assists) has been a revelation, leading a young and hungry Pistons squad. Jerami Grant (21.6 points) provides scoring punch, while Saddiq Bey and Killian Hayes offer promising support. Their hustle and defensive effort often make them a tough matchup.

Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Celtics -230, Pistons +180
  • Spread: Celtics -6.5
  • Over/Under: 221.5

Key Stats:

  • Celtics: Points per game: 115.7 (13th in the NBA), Points allowed per game: 111.7 (16th in the NBA)
  • Pistons: Points per game: 107.1 (28th in the NBA), Points allowed per game: 114.3 (24th in the NBA)


  • Celtics: Danilo Gallinari (out, knee), Marcus Smart (questionable, ankle)
  • Pistons: Isaiah Stewart (questionable, ankle), Rodney McGruder (questionable, ankle)

FAQs for Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics

Are the Pistons a good basketball team?

The Pistons now boast a -11.4 net rating, a mirror image of the 72-win Chicago Bulls. They are shooting a league-worst 33% on a league-low 29.4 3-point attempts per game. In an age when teams fire 40 3s a night, it seems impossible that variance alone wouldn’t prevent long-losing streaks.

Are the Celtics and Pistons rivals?

The “Bad Boys”, as the Pistons became known, used physical and often dirty playing tactics to intimidate their opponents and bully their way to victory. This roused the ire of Boston’s players and fans, and the teams’ mutual hatred of each other often led to on-court fighting.

What year did the Pistons beat the Celtics?

The Boston Celtics dominated the ’80s. However, after winning three NBA championships in five Finals appearances, their dynasty was finally halted in the 1988 Eastern Conference Finals by the Detroit Pistons.

Is the Boston Celtics the best team?

The Boston Celtics are the best team in the NBA right now. Their 21-6 record tops the league, they’re undefeated at home, and they’ve won eight of their last 10 games. And White has been the most impactful player. Counting stats are important

What year did the Pistons win?

The final pieces of the Pistons improbable run to a championship came in 2004 though. First, Dumars hired Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown to take over for the fired Rick Carlisle. And then, when he acquired forward Rasheed Wallace at the 2004 trade deadline.

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While the Celtics hold the advantage based on previous performance and talent, the Pistons’ resilience and home-court energy make this a potential upset opportunity. If the Celtics struggle defensively again, the Pistons could keep it close. However, Boston’s offensive firepower and experience should see them through with a hard-fought victory.

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