Celtics vs. Pistons NBA Preview (3/22/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on March 22, 2024
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Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons (3/20/24)

The Boston Celtics are scheduled to play against the Detroit Pistons at 7:00 p.m. ET on Friday. The game will take place at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and will be broadcast on NBCS. NBA odds favor the Celtics with a point spread of 13.5 and an over/under of 223.0. Celtics odds for the money line are set at -1073, while Pistons odds stand at +681.

Celtics vs. Pistons pregame odds for Friday night

According to the latest NBA odds, the Celtics are -13.5 favorites against the Pistons, with the over/under set at 222.5. Boston beat Detroit on Monday 119-94 and has won both games against the Pistons this season. The Celtics easily covered the spread -16 and the game’s final score went under the total line of 223.0 points. Here are the current odds at Massachusetts sports betting apps:

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Celtics vs Pistons. 

Celtics vs. Pistons Projected Starting Lineups (3/22/24)

Pistons starting lineup

  • PG: Cade Cunningham
  • SG: Jaden Ivey
  • SF: Evan Fournier
  • PF: Tosan Evbuomwan
  • C: Jalen Duren

Celtics starting lineup

  • PG: Payton Pritchard
  • SG: Derrick White
  • SF: Jaylen Brown
  • PF: Jayson Tatum
  • C: Kristaps Porzingis

Projected starting lineups for each team are provided by Sportsdata.

Celtics vs. Pistons injuries for tonight’s game

Celtics: Jrue Holiday (Shoulder) is out. Al Horford (Toe), Kristaps Porzingis (Hamstring), Jaylen Brown (Ankle), and Jayson Tatum (Ankle) are questionable. Their availability could greatly affect Celtics odds.

Pistons: Taj Gibson (Hamstring), Isaiah Stewart (Hamstring), Quentin Grimes (Knee), Simone Fontecchio (Toe), and Stanley Umude (Ankle) are all out. This impacts the Pistons’ depth significantly, opening Evan Fournier and Marcus Sasser to see more playing time.

Team standings and stats for tonight’s game

Boston Celtics team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Boston Celtics are leading the NBA with a record of 55-14, securing first place in the Eastern Conference and their division. Boston is on a seven-game winning streak and has won eight of their last 10 games, including a win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. As a result, the Celtics odds have them as the favorite to win the NBA Finals. Boston team stats are as follows:

  • Points per game: 121.0 (2nd)
  • Points allowed per game: 109.5 (6th)
  • Rebounds per game: 46.8 (1st)
  • Assists per game: 26.6 (14th)
  • FG%: 48.5 (9th)
  • 3PT%: 39.1 (2nd)

Detroit Pistons team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Detroit Pistons have a challenging season with a record of 12-57, putting them 14th in the Eastern Conference and fifth in their division. Detroit has lost four games in a row and is 3-7 in its last 10 games, including a loss to the Celtics on Monday. Here are the Pistons’ key stats:

  • Points per game: 111.6 (24th)
  • Points against per game: 120.1 (26th)
  • Rebounds per game: 44.0 (12th)
  • Assists per game: 26.2 (19th)
  • FG%: 46.8 (19th)
  • 3PT%: 35.3 (24th)

Player stats for Celtics vs. Pistons on March 22

As NBA fans and bettors analyze the NBA odds for tonight’s game, a look at the recent performances and season stats of key players from both teams is crucial. Here is a look at both teams’ top performers.

Boston Celtics leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Here are the Celtic’s leaders from their win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night:

  • 1. Jayson Tatum (SF): 31 PTS, 8 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • 2. Derrick White (SG): 23 PTS, 5 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • 3. Jaylen Brown (SG): 21 PTS, 8 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • 4. Payton Pritchard (PG): 19 PTS, 6 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • 5. Kristaps Porzingis (C): 17 PTS, 3 RBS, 2 ASTS

Celtics odds for the upcoming game are bolstered by their season leaders, showcasing the depth and versatility of their roster.

  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 27.1 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 4.9 APG
  • Jaylen Brown (SF): 23.2 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 3.7 APG
  • Kristaps Porzingis (C): 20.4 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 1.9 APG
  • Derrick White (PG): 15.3 PPG, 4.3 RBS, 5.1 APG
  • Jrue Holiday (PG): 12.8 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 4.9 APG

Detroit Pistons leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Here are the Pistons’ leaders from their loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday:

  • 1. Cade Cunningham (PG): 23 PTS, 6 RBS, 10 ASTS
  • 2. Jaden Ivey (SG): 15 PTS, 2 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • 3. Jalen Duren (C): 11 PTS, 12 RBS, 1 AST
  • 4. Tosan Evbuomwan (SF): 11 PTS, 4 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • 5. Chimezie Metu (C): 8 PTS, 3 RBS, 1 AST

For the season, Pistons odds might be influenced by their players’ averages, highlighting their potential impact in the upcoming game.

  • Cade Cunningham (PG): 22.2 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 7.6 APG
  • Jaden Ivey (SG): 15.3 PPG, 3.5 RPG,3.8 APG
  • Jalen Duren (C): 13.8 PPG, 11.9 RPG, 2.5 APG
  • Isaiah Stewart (C): 10.9 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 1.6 APG
  • Ausar Thompson (F): 8.8 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 1.9 APG
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