Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams play on Wednesday April 8th, 2015. At 7:05 PM EST.
The (35-42) Boston Celtics of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division makes the trip from “THE BAY STATE” to the “MOTOR CITY”. Boston will play the (30-47) Detroit Pistons of the Eastern Conference Central in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at “THE PALACE” in suburban Auburn Hills, Michigan. This Sports Handicapper believes the Boston Celtics have to bring their “A GAME” every night if they want a playoff birth. Detroit will be a very strong team next season. The opening betting line has Boston as a one-point road underdog Against The Spread, the betting odds total is 200′ for Wednesday’s game.
The 2015 Boston Celtics got a huge road win at Toronto their last game on April 4th. Boston is third in the Atlantic, ten game behind leaders Toronto. Boston is in contention for the last two playoff spots. Miami, Charlotte, and Indiana are trying to knock Boston out. Boston ranks twelfth in the NBA scoring the basketball. The Celtics defense allows opponents 101.8 points per contest. Boston Head Coach Brad Stevens is looking like a keeper in the NBA. Newly Acquired Point Guard Isaiah Thomas is the team’s leading scorer. ared Sullinger is back from an injury and lead the team in Rebounds and shot blocks. Boston is 1-5 Against The Spread their last six in the Wolverine State. The Boston Celtics are 3-2 Against The Point Spread their last five 2015 NBA ATS Picks away from “BEANTOWN”, going over the betting odds total twice and staying under the betting odds total three times. Boston is the eighth seed as of today, and they want to keep that position. The Celtics must defend the post. Bovada has the Boston Celtics at 100/1 to win the 2015 NBA Eastern Conference title.
The 2015 Detroit Pistons have dropped two of three straight up. Detroit beat Miami 99-89 at home on April 4th. The Pistons helped Boston in the victory. Detroit is last in the Central, twenty games behind the leading Cleveland Cavaliers. Forward Greg Monroe is probably going to play with a minor knee problem. The Detroit Pistons average ninety-eight points per game. The Pistons are good on defense, ranking 15th overall and ninth in the East. Detroit Head Coach Stan Van Gundy is excited about his young team. The Detroit Pistons are 7-3 Against The Spread their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total seven times and staying under the betting odds total three. The betting odds over the total are 5-0 the last five meetings between the teams. Center Andre Drummond and Monroe are tough inside, Detroit has to get the trio touches. The Detroit Pistons are out of contention for the 2015 NBA postseason; odds are not available.