The Boston Celtics will be looking to put the loss to the Orlando Magic on Christmas day behind them when they play against the Detroit Pistons. Diamond Sportsbook International (DSI) has the NBA covered with the latest odds and wagering opportunities on every game.
After putting together a 14 game winning streak, the Boston Celtics lost to Orlando over the holidays. The loss was the first for the Celtics in the month of December and now the Celtics will look to get it going again on the road. The loss against the Magic was without the services of point guard Rajon Rondo who sat out with an injury and is day-to-day.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers has a way of handling his lineup that allows his veteran players to stay fresh throughout the season so don’t be surprise if he rests a few of his stars against the lowly Pistons. This is highly likely considering that the Celtics will be playing in a back-to-back situation off a game against the Indiana Pacers.
The Pistons are actually playing better basketball in the last few weeks and have registered blow out victories against the Atlanta Hawks and the Toronto Raptors. Richard Hamilton is leading the team in a scoring surge of late despite rumors that he wanted to be traded out of Detroit.
The Pistons will look to recover off a few tough losses of late most notably an overtime loss to the rival Chicago Bulls. The loss marked the ninth straight time the Pistons lost to the Bulls. They will have to get focused to play at the level of the Eastern conference champion Celtics.
Before embarking on a mini two game road trip the Celtics have some good numbers against the spread that will fit in this scenario. They are 7-3 ATS in the last ten games against the Central division and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 road games. They should be able to improve on both of these numbers when they face the Pistons.
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