Pistons Vs. Celtics Recap: Betting Analysis & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on March 19, 2024 - Last Updated on March 20, 2024
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Pistons Vs. Celtics Recap

The Boston Celtics defeated the Detroit Pistons 119-94 on Monday night — their second win against the team this season. Jaylen Brown topped the team with 31 points, while Derrick White posted a career-first triple-double. Boston is now riding a six-game winning streak to improve its conference and league-leading record to 54-14. The Celtics are next in action on Wednesday night at home versus the Milwaukee Bucks, then back in Detroit on Friday.

Betting recap for Pistons vs. Celtics

The Celtics got out to a 31-28 lead following a competitive first quarter. Boston took charge in the second frame for a 13-point halftime lead. Detroit couldn’t keep pace after the break, with the Celtics ultimately cruising to a 119-94 win. The NBA odds had Boston as a -15.5 pregame favorite. The Celtics covered the spread at BetMGM Sportsbook Massachusetts at -16.5, with the total going under the line of 226 points.

Pistons vs. Celtics post-game statistical analysis for March 18

The Celtics entered Monday’s game against Detroit with the best record in the Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference and NBA at 53-14. The 119-94 win over the Detroit Pistons gives Boston a six-game winning streak. As the score would indicate, the Celtics bested Detroit in almost every statistical category on Monday. Boston had the edge in rebounds, assists, field goal percentage and 3-pointers. As for the NBA Finals, Celtics betting odds still have them favored.

The Pistons, meanwhile, drop to 12-56 for the season after losing three straight games. Detroit also has lost both games to the Celtics this season, with one more game between the teams on Friday. That puts the Pistons near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings and at the bottom of the Central Division. Only the Washington Wizards have a worse record in the East than Detroit.

Team StatisticsDetroit PistonsBoston Celtics
Field Goals36-8443-95
Field Goal %42.945.3
Three Pointers9-2922-49
Three Point %31.044.9
Free Throws13-1511-13
Three Throw %86.784.6

Pistons vs. Celtics player highlights

Detroit Pistons leaders from Monday’s loss to the Celtics

The Pistons’ performance, while spirited, was hampered by lower shooting percentages and less effective ball distribution. The seems to be the story of the season for Detroit, unfortunately. Here are the top Pistons players based on Monday’s game against Boston:

  • Jaden Ivey (PG): 21 PTS, 5 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • James Wiseman (C): 12 PTS, 5 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Malachi Flynn (PG): 11 PTS, 2 RBS, 1 AST
  • Tosan Evbuomwan (F): 11 PTS, 2 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Stanley Umude (G): 10 PTS, 6 RBS, 1 AST

Boston Celtics leaders from Monday’s win over the Pistons

Even the absence of Jayson Tatum didn’t slow down the Celtics. As a team, Boston had four players score at least 20 points on Monday. Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 31 points, Payton Pritchard added 23, and Derrick White recorded his first career triple-double by chipping in 22 points. Here are the top five Celtics’ players for Monday’s win over the Pistons:

  • Jaylen Brown (SG): 31 PTS, 7 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Payton Prichard (PG): 23 PTS, 2 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Derrick White (PG): 22 PTS, 10 RBS, 10 ASTS
  • Kristaps Porzingis (C): 20 PTS, 8 RBS, 1 ASTS
  • Luke Kornet (C): 4 PTS, 10 RBS, 0 ASTS
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