Cavaliers vs Pistons Betting Preview
Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
Quicken Loans Arena features an NBA battle between the host Cleveland Cavaliers and the visiting Detroit Pistons in betting action on Saturday.
The Cavaliers sit at 4-16 (9-11 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Pistons are currently 6-15 (9-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Cleveland is 10-10 OU, and Detroit is 9-12 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cavaliers sit at No. 20 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pistons are at No. 18 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pistons will win this game 93-90.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 94.2 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 13 at 96.8 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 41.1% so far, less than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.
Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.5 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.
Detroit lost its last outing, a 108-104 result against the Bulls on December 7. The Pistons failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 212 combined points took the game OVER the total. Detroit got 24 points from Rodney Stuckey but lost anyway 108-104 against the Bulls on Friday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Cleveland lost its last outing, a 91-73 result against the Timberwolves on December 7. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 164 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Cleveland got 16 points from Alonzo Gee but lost anyway 91-73 against the Timberwolves on Friday at Target Center.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 0-10
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
A few Pistons at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 20 of Detroit's last 25 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Detroit's last 25 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 20 of Cleveland's last 25 games when playing at home against Detroit
Cleveland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing Detroit
Detroit at Philadelphia, Monday, December 10
Cleveland home to LA Lakers, Tuesday, December 11