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Market Report for Friday, March 11th
*Indicates team is on the second leg of a back-to-back
**Lines are opening numbers
Detroit Pistons at Boston Celtics (-14, 215.5)
What’s the cliché about broken things? That’s pretty much the thinking with the Detroit Pistons at this point right now. The youngsters from the Motor City tightened up in the fourth quarter against Chicago on Wednesday night, allowing DeMar DeRozan to score 16 of his 36 points and letting a win get away. However, with the number closing 6.5 the Pistons covered their ninth consecutive game, and tonight they’re catching a massive number against a team that they are 3-0 ATS against this season. Boston has maintained its winning ways and enters this contest 17-3 SU/13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games, outscoring opponents by 16.1 points per 100 possessions. Jayson Tatum has also been otherworldly, dropping 98 points in his last two games while averaging 36.0 points in the month of March. Given the recent performance of Boston it is understandable to hang a big number here, but this is extremely strong. The market has hung progressively higher numbers in this matchup, but the Pistons have not only covered but they’ve also been extremely competitive in each. The Pistons have been the play regularly in this column during this run and it continues to work, so why change now?
Play: Pistons (+ 14)