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UNDER Hot When Cavs Face the East

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are still adjusting to life under newly-appointed head coach Tyronne Lue and will look to earn a third straight win in the Motor City on Friday when they tangle with the Detroit Pistons. Playing away from home hasn’t been an issue for the Cavs as of late, as LeBron James and company have gone 8-1 SU in their last nine agmes away from Quicken Loans Arena. Totals bettors will be happy to know the UNDER is a sizzling 12-2 when the wine and gold face off against Eastern Conference clubs.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of the Pistons' last 14 games as home underdogs.
  • The Pistons are 22-7-1 ATS in their last 30 games at home.
  • The Cavaliers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as favorites against the Pistons.

After falling to the Chicago Bulls in Lue’s debut, the Cavs averaged 114.5 points against Western Conference cellar dwellers Minnesota and Phoenix. Cleveland did a great job sharing the ball against Minny in the 115-93 triumph over the T-Wolves, finishing with a season-high 34 assists. James recorded a team-high nine in the tilt.

The Pistons, who opened as 4-point underdogs, have traditionally been a solid play in this spot. Detroit is 3-1 SU and ATS in their last four when tabbed as dogs of five points or less.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Detroit Pistons as 4.5-point underdogs in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 205.5 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 104-103 result in favor of the Pistons. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Pistons sit at 25-21 (25-19-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently 32-12 (19-23-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Detroit is 23-22-1 OU and Cleveland is 20-24 OU. This season the Detroit Pistons are 25-21 overall and 25-19-2 ATS against the number, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are 32-12 and 19-23-2 ATS. As for the totals, Detroit is 23-22-1 on the OU, and Cleveland is 20-24. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Detroit Pistons sit at No. 8 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are at No. 4 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Detroit's No. 11-ranked offense (101.89 PPG) against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 3 at 95.93 PPG. The Detroit Pistons have averaged 43.28% from the field per game, less than the Cleveland Cavaliers have managed so far this NBA season (45.32% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Phoenix was run off the court by the Cavaliers on Wednesday as Cleveland blasted the Suns 115-93 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Philadelphia was victimized for 25 points and 25 rebounds by Andre Drummond as the Pistons defeated the 76ers 110-97 in NBA action on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Cleveland's last 23 games
  • Cleveland is 3-5-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Detroit is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 16 games at home
  • Detroit is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Cleveland

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to San Antonio, Saturday, January 30th
Detroit at Toronto, Saturday, January 30th