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Pistons host Cavaliers in basketball action

Cleveland CavaliersDetroit Pistons
April 17, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons Odds

20-39TEAM RECORD22-38

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Cleveland when they hit take on the Pistons on Tuesday in pro hoops betting action.

Detroit battles the Cavaliers, currently with a 20-39 mark (29-30 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 34-26 for the Pistons and 27-32 for the Cavaliers.

View Cleveland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Cavaliers before tip-off in this one will find them as 6.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 189.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pistons rated this week at No. 29 and the Cavaliers sitting at No. 26. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 91-89 result in favor of the Pistons today.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 27-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 26 in the league with 4.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 6.8 per outing.

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.4 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 100-84 result against the Magic on April 15. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 184 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Cleveland suffered a 100-84 loss against Orlando on Sunday, getting 21 points from Antawn Jamison in a losing effort at Quicken Loans Arena.

Detroit was a 100-94 loser in its last match at home against the Bulls. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 194 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Rodney Stuckey was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 4 rebounds but Chicago still won, 100-94, over Detroit on Sunday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Cavaliers at Pistons trends to consider:
Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Cleveland is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 18
Detroit at Atlanta, Wednesday, April 18

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