NBA Gambling on Detroit Pistons at Boston

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

NBA gambling favors Boston on Monday as they host the Detroit Pistons. The teams have split their two matchups this season basketball betting.

Boston has been a better team on the road this season in than at home so that could point some people to consider taking the Pistons in this ESPN televised game.

NBA gambling numbers show that Detroit is 13-18-1 on the road this season.  The Pistons have not done much right this season but Boston’s home record against the basketball betting odds is so poor that Detroit has a shot to cover on Monday. Paul Pierce leads the Celtics with 17.6 points per game in the two games against Detroit this season.  Boston has won 7 of the last 10 against Detroit overall and they are 6-4 against the NBA gambling odds.  Much of that success game on the road though as in the last three games against the Pistons in Boston, the Celtics are just 1-2 both straight up and against the spread.  Seven of the last ten in this series have gone under the total.

There are not many positive betting numbers for Detroit. They have done pretty well on Monday’s though as they are 8-3 vs. the NBA gambling line in their last 11 Monday games. That is about the only thing they have done well though.

The Pistons are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. the Atlantic Division.
The Pistons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Eastern Conference.
The Pistons are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings against Boston
The Pistons are 15-5 ATS in the last 20 meetings.

Boston has been awful lately as well, especially in this situation.

The Celtics are 8-17-2 ATS in their last 27 games overall.
The Celtics are 16-38-1 ATS in their last 55 home games
The Celtics are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Monday games. 

Boston has the second best defense in the league and that is one of the few reasons they could cover this game even with their horrible home numbers.

The last four Detroit games vs. the Atlantic Division have gone over the NBA gambling total. Five of their last seven overall have gone over. Five of the last seven Boston games overall have gone over. In this series though, 15 of the last 20 have gone under.

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