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Cavaliers face Pistons: NBA odds preview

Cleveland CavaliersDetroit Pistons
19-33February 12, 2014, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills22-29

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

The Pistons sport a record of 22-29 and 24-27 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Cavaliers sit at 19-33 and 22-30 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 36-15 for the Pistons and 25-27 for the Cavaliers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

This game pits the Pistons, currently No. 25 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Cavaliers, who rate No. 21 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 91-88 victory for the Pistons.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 109-99 winner at home against the Kings. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (208) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Cleveland got 22 points from Luol Deng en route to a 109-99 victory over Sacramento on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Detroit was a 109-100 winner in its last match at home against the Spurs. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 209 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Brandon Jennings scored 21 points leading the Pistons to a 109-100 victory over San Antonio at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Monday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 100.8 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 23 at 102.27 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 45.01% so far, more than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 42.49% per game.

Next up:
Cleveland at Philadelphia, Tuesday, February 18th
Detroit home to Charlotte, Tuesday, February 18th