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Pointspread favors Pistons in battle with Cavaliers

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Dec 28, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons Odds

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The Palace of Auburn Hills will feature Pistons vs. Cavaliers action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Detroit battles the Cavaliers, currently with a 0-1 mark (0-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 0-1 for the Pistons and 1-0 for the Cavaliers.

View Cleveland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Pistons in this one, they're listed as 6-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 190 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pistons rated this week at No. 27 and the Cavaliers sitting at No. 30. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 84-80 result in favor of the Cavaliers today.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 29-ranked offense (79 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 25 at 104 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 36% from the field per game, less than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (41.2% on average).

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 104-96 loser as they battled the Raptors at home. The Cavaliers failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 200 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cavaliers got 18 points from Ramon Sessions, but it was Toronto that prevailed in a 104-96 final on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena.

In their last action, Detroit was a 91-79 loser on the road against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (170) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Pistons got 17 points from Rodney Stuckey, but it was Indiana that prevailed in a 91-79 final on Monday at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cavaliers at Pistons trends to consider:
Cleveland is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Cleveland's last 20 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Cleveland's last 25 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Detroit's last 20 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Detroit's last 25 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Indiana, Friday, December 30
Detroit at Boston, Friday, December 30

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