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Cavaliers face Pistons: NBA odds preview

Cleveland CavaliersDetroit Pistons
April 11, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons Odds

17-63TEAM RECORD29-51

The visiting Cavaliers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at The Palace of Auburn Hills against the Pistons.

The Pistons bring a 29-51 record (43-37 ATS) to the battle against the 17-63 Cavaliers, who are 34-43-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 45-35 so far and the Cavaliers go 43-37.

View Cleveland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 207.5 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 30-rated Cavaliers taking on the No. 27-rated Pistons in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-90 win for the Pistons on Monday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 96.8 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 24 at 104.6 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, more than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Cavaliers own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 107.7 points per game when on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in home scoring.

Cleveland was a 108-101 loser in its last match on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 8.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 209 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland suffered a 108-101 loss against Milwaukee on Saturday, getting 19 points from Baron Davis in a losing effort at Bradley Center.

In their last action, Detroit was a 112-101 winner on the road against the Bobcats. They covered the 1–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (213) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Rodney Stuckey scored 24 points and chipped in with 11 assists for Detroit on Sunday, leading the Pistons to a 112-101 victory over Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 8-2
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Charlotte are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Cavaliers at Pistons trends to consider:
Cleveland is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Cleveland's last 19 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Detroit's last 19 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Detroit's last 25 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland home to Washington, Wednesday, April 13
Detroit at Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 13