The Detroit Pistons play the Boston Celtics on Sunday, Jan. 3, and if you’re looking to do some last-minute betting research, you’re in luck! We’ll give you the latest point spread, moneyline odds and over-under number, as well as the information you’ll need to make the smartest bet on BetMGM. The game tips off at 3 p.m. ET and can be seen on NBA TV and NBC Sports Boston.
Last time they met was not at all long ago — on New Year’s day, the quick turnaround of course a product of the league’s efforts to minimize travel in the midst of an ongoing pandemic. That outing was a smack in the face for the Celtics, who came out slow early and got burned for it 96 – 93.
The lines, courtesy of BetMGM
Point spread: – 8.5
Money line: 1.26 / 3.90
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Advice and prediction
The Action Network has 90% of tickets taking the Celtics at the – 8.5 spread. Given their talent advantage — and their pride, after getting beaten by a clearly inferior team — we have to agree this is the smart bet.
Prediction: Boston 113, Detroit 107
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