Pistons odds vs. Celtics: Can Detroit stop slide into the abyss?

Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Pistons will take on the Boston Celtics tonight in a matchup of two teams headed in opposite directions.

The Celtics have won nine in a row and are one of the hottest teams in the NBA, while the Pistons have lost eight straight, have the worst record in the league and have no idea where their next win is coming from.

Detroit has been out of sorts since the return of Jeramy Grant and then Cade Cunningham from injury, never finding a rhythm at full strength and now trying to incorporate Marvin Bailey III into the rotation.

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Frank Jackson has been ruled out for tonight, so Detroit will once again be missing a key player from their bench.

Marcus Smart is listed as day to day for the Celtics and Robert Williams is listed as out, though those will be game time decisions.

Can the Detroit Pistons stop their slide into the abyss? The books don’t think so.

Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics: Odds, spread, over/under and best bets

According to WynnBET, the Pistons are 12.5 point underdogs on the road in Boston. This is the second-largest spread of the season and makes sense given how these two teams have been playing lately.

The Celtics are a good home team and Detroit has only won four away from Little Caesar’s Arena this season.

The money lines have not yet been set for this game but you can be certain that the Celtics will be heavy favorites and that there won’t be much action on the Pistons.

The over/under is 214, which seems a touch high given the Pistons’ inability to score of late. I would just take the points with the under and hope Detroit can manage to keep it close in a low-scoring game as they did in their recent loss to the Wizards.

As for daily fantasy, Saddiq Bey has continued to quietly put up numbers for Detroit and has been the only guy of late to do so.

Cade Cunningham lost his shooting touch again and is still working back from a hip injury, so I’d avoid him until he shows he can play a full game and start hitting some shots.

Newly-acquired Marvin Bailey III had a nice game against the Wizards and could go off against the Celtics’ backup bigs tonight if you want a long shot play.

How to watch Pistons vs. Celtics

The game vs. Boston will tip off at 7:30 PM ET and you can watch on Bally Sports Detroit or listen on 97.1 FM the Ticket.

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