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Are the Pistons Becoming Fade Material?

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The Detroit Pistons have hit a wall for bettors as of late but will be looking to turn the ship around when they clash with the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday. The Pistons are 0-5 SU and ATS in their last five matchups – their longest losing streak of the season – while the Cavs have won five in a row, their second five-game winning streak under recently appointed head coach Tyronne Lue.

Shark Bites
  • The Pistons are 16-2 ATS in their last 18 games after losing as favorites.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Pistons' last five games with no days off between games.
  • The Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as favorites.

The beleaguered Pistons are fresh off a 111-106 setback to the New Orleans Pelicans in a game where Pels’ superstar big man Anthony Davis exploded for 59 points and 20 rebounds, the top individual performance of the season by any player.

Detroit dressed only 11 players in the loss, as the squad was without Donatas Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton due to injury complications surrounding last week’s trade with the Houston Rockets.

A major reason for Detroit’s sudden losing skid is a complete breakdown on defense. The Pistons are allowing opponents to shoot 49.9 percent from the field during the aforementioned losing streak. Opposing teams have exceeded 100 points on Stan Van Gundy’s crew in nine of Detroit’s last 10 contests (an average of 105.9 points per game).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Cleveland Cavaliers opened as -9.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 207 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 112-91 win for the Cavaliers on Monday. 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 bring a 40-14 record (24-28-2 ATS) to the battle against the 27-29 Detroit Pistons, who are 27-27-2 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Cleveland Cavaliers go 26-28 so far and the Detroit Pistons go 29-26-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Detroit injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-rated Cleveland Cavaliers and the No. 15-rated Pistons in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Detroit Pistons rank No. 4 in the league with 46.54 per game. That compares with Cleveland's No. 7 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA's No. 5-ranked team at 10.07 per game, while the Detroit Pistons rate No. 11 with 8.93 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Reggie Jackson was dynamite, scoring 34 points and adding 4 rebounds but New Orleans still won, 111-106, over Detroit on Sunday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Cleveland cruised to victory on Sunday, running Oklahoma City out of the gym and running up a 115-92 score at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Cleveland is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 24th
Cleveland home to Charlotte, Wednesday, February 24th

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