The Cleveland Cavaliers can complete a four-game sweep of the Detroit Pistons in their opening round playoff matchup Sunday evening, but if you know the history between the two Central Division rivals, this shouldn’t come as a real surprise.
- The Cavs are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a SU win.
- UNDER is 5-1 in the Pistons last six games at home.
- UNDER is 6-2 in the Pistons last eight games versus the Central.
The Cavs are currently 6.5-point road favorites at online shop Bovada. The total is tabbed at 198 with OVER priced at -115 and UNDER at -105.
Dating back to the 2007 postseason, the Cavs have now won 11-straight games versus the Pistons when the two meet up in the playoffs. Just as distressing, for Pistons backers at least, is the fact that they’ve gone just 1-10 against the spread during their 11-game losing skid.
Lost in that, however, is the fact that the Pistons probably feel hard done by down 3-0. They’ve played very competitive basketball in the opening three games and have gotten balanced scoring from a slew of players with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope leading the way at 17.3 points per game.
Kyrie Irving was excellent for the Cavs in Game 3 as he recorded 26 points in the 101-91 victory. The Cavs have been an excellent wager off of one day’s rest, as well, as they’ve gone 6-1 ATS in their last seven games in that spot.