Pistons vs Celtics Game Breakdown & Projections – Mon, Mar 18th 2024

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Detroit Pistons

Pistons

13W-54L

Detroit Pistons

March 18, 2024

07:30PM EST

Odds: 223.5 o/u

Celtics

53W-14L

Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics

Well hoop fans, gather around as we’re about to witness the Motor City’s underdogs, the Detroit Pistons, with a rather shaky 13W-54L record, rev their engines against the mighty green giants from Beantown, the Boston Celtics, who are sitting pretty at 53W-14L. Tonight, the Pistons will be trying to find their groove on the parquet floor of the illustrious TD Garden, hoping to make a dent in the Celtics’ pristine record. The Pistons are trailing a whopping 30.5 games in the Eastern conference, while our Celtics, on the other hand, are perched right at the top, with a big fat zero in their games-back column. The betting lines are drawn, and it’s not looking too good for our Detroit friends, with the over/under set at 223.5, and the Pistons’ line at a generous 15.5. Meanwhile, the Celtics are sitting comfortably at -15.5. The Celtics are still buzzing from their recent 130-104 victory over WAS, while the Pistons are nursing their wounds from a close 101-104 loss against MIA. As we gear up for tonight’s game, remember, don’t count the Pistons out just yet. After all, even a sputtering engine can fire up a surprise. And as for the Celtics, they’ll be looking to keep their gears well-oiled and running smoothly. So, buckle up, because tonight, it’s Pistons vs. Celtics, and we’re about to see if the Motor City can put the brakes on Beantown’s winning streak.

Game Breakdown

Game Time: March 18, 2024 07:30PM EST
Location: TD Garden, Boston

Vegas Odds

DET ML BOS ML Over/Under Line
Open +750 -1400 224.5 15.5/-15.5
Recent +260 -370 223.5 15.5/-15.5
Difference -490 +1030 -1.0

Team Performance

det Team Logo
LAST 10
4W-6L
AWAY
5W-26L

27.8% Win Probability

bos Team Logo
LAST 10
8W-2L
HOME
29W-3L

72.2% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
12/28/23 Detroit Pistons DET 30 36 16 26 14 122 Over
Boston Celtics BOS 27 20 35 26 20 128
02/15/23 Detroit Pistons DET 26 25 38 20 109 Over
Boston Celtics BOS 31 35 31 30 127
02/06/23 Boston Celtics BOS 26 34 30 21 111 Under
Detroit Pistons DET 25 28 19 27 99
11/12/22 Boston Celtics BOS 30 25 34 28 117 Over
Detroit Pistons DET 29 28 24 27 108
11/09/22 Detroit Pistons DET 21 28 30 33 112 Over
Boston Celtics BOS 29 34 32 33 128
03/11/22 Detroit Pistons DET 34 28 28 13 103 Under
Boston Celtics BOS 32 29 31 22 114
02/26/22 Boston Celtics BOS 30 26 22 35 113 Under
Detroit Pistons DET 26 28 28 22 104
02/16/22 Detroit Pistons DET 23 25 36 28 112 Under
Boston Celtics BOS 25 27 31 28 111
02/04/22 Boston Celtics BOS 28 18 32 24 102 Under
Detroit Pistons DET 16 15 25 37 93

Pistons Vs Over/Under

Celtics Vs Over/Under

Pistons Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/17 @ MIA 101-104L 44 24 12 83
03/15 @ MIA 95-110L 48 27 17 85
03/13 @ TOR 113-104W 58 27 21 88
03/11 @ CHA 114-97W 51 26 12 87
03/09 @ DAL 124-142L 56 27 19 101
03/07 @ BRO 118-112W 50 24 22 83
03/05 vs MIA 110-118L 42 26 10 90
03/03 vs ORL 91-113L 28 25 12 87
03/01 @ CLE 100-110L 42 24 8 89
02/27 vs CHI 105-95W 47 22 18 76

Celtics Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/17 vs WAS 130-104W 43 30 14 87
03/14 @ PHX 127-112W 33 31 8 89
03/12 vs UTA 123-107W 46 25 8 92
03/11 vs POR 121-97W 45 34 3 100
03/09 vs PHX 117-107W 43 29 12 95
03/07 vs DEN 109-115L 47 24 12 91
03/05 vs CLE 104-105L 53 24 13 93
03/03 @ GSW 140-88W 51 35 7 96
03/01 @ DAL 138-110W 47 33 9 94
02/27 @ PHI 117-99W 56 21 14 74

Starting Lineups

Pistons Notable Injuries

  • Ausar Thompson (SF/PF): Avg: 8.9pts, 6.4reb, 1.9ast, 25.0 minutes. Last game: 03/09/24. Impact: 4.3
  • Quentin Grimes (SG/SF): Avg: 7.1pts, 2.0reb, 1.3ast, 20.2 minutes. Last game: 03/13/24. Impact: 2.5
  • Tosan Evbuomwan (PF): Avg: 2.4pts, 2.3reb, 0.9ast, 13.0 minutes. Last game: 03/15/24. Impact: 0.9

Celtics Notable Injuries

  • Kristaps Porzingis (PF/C): Avg: 20.4pts, 7.1reb, 2.0ast, 29.9 minutes. Last game: 03/07/24. Impact: 6.8
  • Al Horford (PF/C): Avg: 8.3pts, 6.4reb, 2.6ast, 26.7 minutes. Last game: 03/17/24. Impact: 4.1
  • JD Davison (PG): Avg: 1.2pts, 0.5reb, 0.0ast, 1.5 minutes. Last game: 03/12/24. Impact: 0.7

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Pistons Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #24 #20 #18 #25 8.2%
PF #8 #2 #20 #7 -6.3%
PG #13 #21 #13 #17 2.6%
SF #2 #7 #13 #2 -25.8%
SG #27 #6 #15 #24 5.6%

Celtics Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #29 #28 #16 #21 5.3%
PF #3 #11 #2 #2 -14.9%
PG #27 #6 #8 #12 -3.6%
SF #1 #5 #17 #1 -45.2%
SG #6 #13 #7 #2 -10.5%
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Team Comparison

Team Logo
Points per Game
108.2
122.6
Rebounds per Game
45.0
44.7
Assists per Game
25.6
28.3
Steals per Game
6.9
7.6
Blocks per Game
5.1
6.8
Shots per Game
86.5
89.8
3-Pointers Made per Game
11.8
17.8
2-Pt Percentage per Game
53.4
57.0
3-Pt Percentage per Game
33.8
42.8
Turnovers per Game
15.0
10.0
Fouls per Game
19.5
15.1

Recent Trends

  • Evan Fournier (SF): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 49.0% to 17.3, 11.6 min average previous 3 games.
  • Sam Hauser (SG/SF): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 32.7% to 26.5, 20.0 min average previous 3 games.
  • Marcus Sasser (PG/SG): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 45.2% to 21.3, 14.6 min average previous 3 games.
  • The Pistons have a 2-game losing streak on the road. Overall, they are on a 5-game winning streak.
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