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Pistons Have Quietly Been Playing Excellent Basketball

It’s normal for even the best teams in the NBA to go through tough stretches, and that’s exactly where the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers are at right now. Losers of four of their last five, the Cavs will look to right the ship in Northeast Ohio on Tuesday when they renew acquaintances with the Detroit Pistons. Oddsmakers initially set the wine and gold as 8.5-point home chalk with an OVER/UNDER of 213.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Pistons are 3-1 ATS in their last four games against the Cavaliers.
  • The Cavaliers are 11-3 SU and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games as favorite.
  • The Cavaliers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games at home after consecutive road games.

The Pistons have vaulted their way up the standings of late after collecting wins in 12 of their past 18 and currently occupy the seventh spot in the East as a result, one game up over eighth-place Milwaukee. Detroit has won its last two meetings with Cleveland after dropping five straight before that.

Cleveland’s usually solid defense has sprung a leak lately, which is a direct correlation to the aforementioned losses piling up. The Cavs have allowed an average of 113.8 points over the past six games, including a 117-112 setback to James Harden and the Houston Rockets on Sunday.

The UNDER has been cashing when the Pacers and Cavs have clashed recently. In the last three contests between the teams, the UNDER is 3-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Detroit Pistons betting line opened this morning as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 213.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 108-106 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.

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Pistons will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 33-33 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are 30-33-2 ATS. Detroit is 31-35 against the points scored total betting line, while Cleveland is 36-27-2 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Detroit injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Cleveland Cavaliers and the No. 10-ranked Detroit Pistons, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 15-rated NBA squad against Detroit's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 2 in the league with 13.22 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 28 with 7.77 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pistons blew out New York on Saturday, running up the score in a 112-92 win at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

LeBron James went off for 30 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Houston defeated Cleveland, 117-112 at Toyota Center.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games
  • Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Cleveland is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Utah, Wednesday, March 15th
Cleveland home to Utah, Thursday, March 16th