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Cleveland CavaliersDetroit Pistons
Dec 3, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons Odds


The NBA betting slate features a clash between Detroit and Cleveland on Monday, with the host Pistons trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

Detroit will face the 4-13 Cavaliers, who own a 9-8 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pistons are 7-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cavaliers are 10-7 favoring the OVER.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Pistons, currently No. 18 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Cavaliers, who rate No. 20 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 94-92 victory for the Pistons.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 93.2 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 28 at 101.9 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 44.1% so far, more than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Cavaliers own the league's No. 24-rated mark, allowing 103.5 points per game when playing on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring on their home court.

Cleveland was a 118-117 loser in its last match at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 235 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland got 22 points from Alonzo Gee but lost anyway 118-117 against the Trail Blazers on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Pistons were a 92-77 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (169) made winners of UNDER bettors. Brandon Knight scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Pistons to victory (they lost 92-77 to Dallas at American Airlines Center on Saturday).

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 3-7
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 8-2
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cavaliers at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Cleveland is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cleveland's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Detroit's last 24 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland home to Chicago, Wednesday, December 5
Detroit home to Golden State, Wednesday, December 5