Basketball betting on Thursday includes a great television matchup on TNT as the defending NBA champion Boston Celtics host the Detroit Pistons.
It is the second time these teams have met this season as Boston won earlier this month 88-76 in Detroit, covering the basketball betting pointspread. Gamblers making basketball bets will probably be wagering on Boston again in this matchup.
Basketball betting numbers show that both teams are in back-to-back situations this evening. They are not the same though as Detroit is playing the second half of a back to back according to the basketball betting schedule after playing a tough game at home against Cleveland last night while the Celtics are in the first half of a back-to-back, playing in Minnesota tomorrow. The basketball betting schedule edge definitely goes to Boston in this one. Basketball betting history also goes to the Celtics. They have won 7 of the last 10 games against Detroit and they are 6-4 against the basketball betting line in those games. At Boston, the Celtics are 3-2 straight up but only 2-3 against the basketball betting line in the last five games against Detroit.
Gamblers looking at making basketball bets on the total should know that there are huge numbers on the under in this game. Eight of the last ten meetings between the two teams have gone under the basketball betting odds. Earlier this season the Celtics won 88-76 and the game went well under the basketball betting line.
The Celtics are known for their big three of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen but it is their defense that oftentimes wins games and covers the basketball betting odds. Detroit has not been known for great defense in recent seasons and that is why Boston has won and had success against the Pistons for gamblers making basketball bets.
This basketball betting matchup should be more interesting now that the Pistons have Allen Iverson. Perhaps he can change Detroit’s fortunes against Boston both straight up and against the basketball betting odds.
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