The Detroit Pistons and the Boston Celtics will both be gunning for a victory on Monday night at 8:00pm EST when they meet at the TD Garden in a game that can be seen on ESPN. NBA betting odds makers currently have the Celtics listed as 9-point favorites versus the Pistons while the game’s total is sitting at 195. The Pistons were defeated 112-99 by the Atlanta Hawks last time out as 12-point underdogs in NBA odds. That game’s 211 points sailed OVER the posted total of 197.5 at online sportsbooks.
Jason Maxiell collected 19 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double while Richard Hamilton added 18 in the loss. The Pistons could only muster 12 points in the first quarter and never could cut down the lead. “It’s always tough to come back when you’re down by so much,” Hamilton said after the game. “The game is about runs, you know. And the run that they were in the first and second quarter, it’s really hard to come back. You’re fighting an uphill battle the whole game.” Heading into tonight’s game on ESPN, Detroit is 23-43 straight up on the season, 28-35-3 against the spread as underdogs in NBA betting odds and 7-3 after playing the Hawks. Bet the Pistons +9 on the road as underdogs in NBA odds against the Celtics with a 10% bonus.
The Celtics lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-93 as a 7-point NBA betting underdog on Sunday. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under NBA odds total of 193 at online sportsbooks. Ray Allen led Boston with 20 points and Kevin Garnett delivered 18 points but the Celtics couldn’t stop LeBron James from scoring 24 of his 30 points in the second half. “I thought one guy completely dominated the game and that was Varejao,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said after the game. “Loose balls, activity, getting under our skin, he’s doing what he should do. That was very frustrating. He was so active. He moved his feet and we didn’t.” Bet the Celtics -9 at home as favorites in NBA odds against the Wizards with a 10% bonus.
Heading into tonight’s game on ESPN, the Celtics are 41-24 straight up on the season, 25-39-1 against the spread as favorites in NBA betting odds and 7-3 after playing the Cavaliers. Boston is 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games when playing Detroit and 6-2 straight up in their last 8 games when playing the Pistons. Detroit is 6-3 against the spread as underdogs in NBA odds for their last 9 games when playing on the road against the Celtics. The NBA betting total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Pistons last 10 games when playing on the road against Boston. Vegas odds at Hilton sportsbook have the Boston Celtics -9 favorites at home against the Detroit Pistons with a total of 195.