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April 10, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

26-52TEAM RECORD24-53

The Cavaliers will be trying to slam the Pistons on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Quicken Loans Arena in NBA betting action.

The Cavaliers sit at 24-53 (41-36 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Pistons are currently 26-52 (36-41-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Cleveland is 39-38 OU, and Detroit is 37-40-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Cavaliers as 2.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 195, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cavaliers rated this week at No. 28 and the Pistons sitting at No. 24. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 95-93 result in favor of the Cavaliers today.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 17-ranked offense (96.7 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 17 at 98.8 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 43.3% from the field per game, less than the Pistons have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.2 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.

Detroit won its last outing, a 99-85 result against the Bulls on April 7. The Pistons covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 184 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Pistons got 20 points from Brandon Knight as Detroit ran past Chicago 99-85 on Sunday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 99-94 loser as they battled the Pacers on the road. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 14-point underdog, while 193 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland got 29 points from Kyrie Irving en route to a 99-94 loss against Indiana on Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 2-8
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 0-10
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

A few Pistons at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Detroit's last 25 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Cleveland's last 25 games when playing at home against Detroit
Cleveland is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Charlotte, Friday, April 12
Cleveland home to New York, Friday, April 12