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Pistons Enjoying Success In Cleveland

Though it is easy to ride off the eighth seeded Detroit Pistons in their opening round series against the powerhouse Cleveland Cavaliers, their success at Quicken Loans Arena should not be overlooked. The Pistons have won in seven of their past nine trips to Cleveland, including both this season.

Shark Bites
  • The Pistons are 3-1 SU and ATS against the Cavaliers this season.
  • The Cavaliers are 1-8 ATS in their past nine games against the Central Division.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the past five meetings between the Pistons and Cavaliers.

Detroit offers a difficult challenge for any team in the NBA to limit offensively, as their starting five all scored double-digit points a league leading 27 this season. The issue for the Pistons will be stopping LeBron James, but they have managed to contain the best player on the planet somewhat, allowing James to average 20.7 points in the three games they faced him.

Though the Cavs are not just a one-man unit, there is no denying LeBron’s ability to step up in the playoffs. James has averaged 28.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.7 assists in his postseason career. In addition, a LeBron-led team has never lost a first round series in his entire career.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Detroit Pistons betting line opened this morning as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 203 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 103-102 victory for the Cavaliers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Detroit Pistons have seen them go 44-38 and 42-37-3 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are at 57-25 and 37-43-2 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Cavaliers are 41-41, while the Detroit Pistons are 41-39-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Detroit injuries news.

This game pits the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Detroit Pistons, who rate No. 12 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Detroit Pistons rank No. 2 in the league with 46.33 per game. That compares with Cleveland's No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA's No. 2-ranked team at 10.73 per game, while the Detroit Pistons rate No. 10 with 9.02 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pistons grabbed a 112-110 win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Jodie Meeks at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • Cleveland is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Cleveland, Wednesday, April 20th