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Cavaliers vs Pistons Betting Preview

Detroit PistonsCleveland Cavaliers
March 28, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

17-32TEAM RECORD17-30

The Cavaliers will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Pistons at Quicken Loans Arena in NBA wagering action.

The Cavaliers currently sports a record of 17-30, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 23-24 ATS. The Pistons are 17-32 and 24-24-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cavaliers post a 23-24 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pistons have gone 26-23 against the number.

View Detroit vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Cavaliers sat as 1.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 191.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 29-rated Pistons taking on the No. 26-rated Cavaliers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 90-89 win for the Cavaliers on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pistons rank No. 27 in the league with 39.7 per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 10 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA’s No. 12-ranked team at 6.9 per game, while the Pistons rate No. 26 with 4.5 per contest.

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.9 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

Detroit won its last outing, a 79-77 result against the Wizards on March 26. The Pistons covered in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 156 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Detroit got 24 points from Rodney Stuckey en route to a 79-77 victory over Washington on Monday at Verizon Center.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 103-85 result against the 76ers on March 27. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 188 combined points took the game OVER the total. Anthony Parker scored 14 points in a failed effort to lead the Cavaliers to victory (they lost 103-85 to Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday).

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

A few Pistons at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Detroit's last 24 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Detroit's last 22 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit
Cleveland is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Cleveland's last 24 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games

Next up:
Detroit at Chicago, Friday, March 30
Cleveland home to Milwaukee, Friday, March 30