The Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons will get right back at it Friday night as they lock horns for the sixth game of the Eastern Conference Finals. Detroit let a golden opportunity to take a lead in the series slip through its fingers Wednesday night after it fell by a 106-102 final count.
They trailed by six at the break, 52-46, but got outscored 32-25 in the third quarter allowing the Celtics to take a 13-point lead into the final frame. The veteran group chipped away at the Celtics lead, and at one point trailed by just one-point, 100-99. Boston did a tremendous job of hitting its free-throws down the stretch, and ultimately pulled out the four-point win. Even though Boston won, Detroit grabbed the money cashing as six-point road underdogs, and the combined score of 208 shattered the closing â€˜totalâ€™ of 174.
With the win, the Celtics are now 5-3 SU against their Eastern Conference rivals this season with each club securing four pointspread victories apiece.
This series has been dominated by the road team/underdog of late evidenced by the underdogs 13-5 ATS mark the L/18 meetings and the road teams 10-3 ATS mark the L/13. The under has been betting gold as well as its cashed in 7 of the L/9 overall meetings, and in 5 of the L/6 times these teams have squared off in Detroit.
The Pistons opened up 6-point home favorites with the â€˜totalâ€™ set at 175.5 for the sixth game of this series. OddsMaker.com offers every basketball wager imaginable, so be sure to login to your account before tip off to get your action down.