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Do the Pistons Stand a Chance vs Cavs?

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While the majority of Western Conference first-round games have been fairly lopsided, the Detroit Pistons put up a valiant effort against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Detroit threw everything they could at the Cavs but still ended up losing 106-101 in a thrilling contest. Game 2 is set to get underway tonight in Ohio.

Shark Bites
  • The Cavaliers are 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six games with a closing total of 201.0 or more.
  • The Pistons are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games on the road against the Cavaliers.
  • The Pistons are 5-1 SU in their last six games against their division.

LeBron James is no stranger to first-round success. James has won 14 straight opening-round series, which means the Pistons will have their hands full if they want to pull off the upset. Detroit is in unfamiliar territory, as the franchise is making its first postseason appearance since 2009.

OVER bettors cashed tickets in Game 1, and they’ll definitely be looking forward to tonight as well. Four of the last five meetings between the Eastern Conference foes have gone above the closing total.

Kevin Love’s success has proven to be vital for the Cavs. Love, who finished with 28 points on Sunday, took his most field goal attempts ever since he came to Cleveland (28). The Cavs are 17-4 this season when Love scores 20 or more points.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Cleveland Cavaliers opened as -10.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 202 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 108-99 win for the Cavaliers on Wednesday. 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

The Cleveland Cavaliers sport a record of 58-25 and 37-44-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Pistons sit at 44-39 and 43-37-3 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 42-41 for the Cleveland Cavaliers and 42-39-2 for the Detroit Pistons. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Detroit injuries news.

The Cleveland Cavaliers sit at No. 4 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Detroit Pistons are at No. 12 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Cleveland's No. 8-ranked offense (104.35 PPG) against a Detroit Pistons defense that ranks No. 12 at 101.41 PPG. The Cleveland Cavaliers have averaged 46.01% from the field per game, more than the Detroit Pistons have managed so far this NBA season (43.95% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pistons endured a 106-101 loss at the hands of the Cavaliers on Sunday, despite a 21-point effort from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Cleveland, Friday, April 22nd