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Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
The Cavaliers will be trying to slam the Pistons on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Quicken Loans Arena in NBA betting action.
The Cavaliers sit at 24-53 (41-36 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Pistons are currently 26-52 (36-41-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Cleveland is 39-38 OU, and Detroit is 37-40-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Cavaliers as 2.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 195, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cavaliers rated this week at No. 28 and the Pistons sitting at No. 24. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 95-93 result in favor of the Cavaliers today.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 17-ranked offense (96.7 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 17 at 98.8 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 43.3% from the field per game, less than the Pistons have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).
Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.2 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.
Detroit won its last outing, a 99-85 result against the Bulls on April 7. The Pistons covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 184 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Pistons got 20 points from Brandon Knight as Detroit ran past Chicago 99-85 on Sunday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 99-94 loser as they battled the Pacers on the road. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 14-point underdog, while 193 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland got 29 points from Kyrie Irving en route to a 99-94 loss against Indiana on Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 2-8
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a win are 1-9
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 0-10
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9
A few Pistons at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Detroit's last 25 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Cleveland's last 25 games when playing at home against Detroit
Cleveland is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Detroit
Detroit home to Charlotte, Friday, April 12
Cleveland home to New York, Friday, April 12