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Pistons visit Cavaliers in NBA clash

Detroit PistonsCleveland Cavaliers
March 25, 7:30 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

25-46TEAM RECORD13-57

Cleveland looks to cover the Cavaliers-Pistons pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 13-57 mark when they host Detroit in NBA action.

The Pistons will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 39-32 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cavaliers are 28-39-3 ATS. Detroit is 38-33 against the total, while Cleveland is 39-31 versus the number.

View Detroit vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cavaliers in this one, they're listed as 2.5-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 196 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cavaliers sit at No. 30 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pistons are at No. 27 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pistons will win this game 95-89.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pistons rank No. 30 in the league with 38.3 per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA’s No. 17-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Pistons rate No. 18 with 5.9 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pistons own the league's No. 13-rated mark, allowing 99.3 points per game when on the road. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 25 in home scoring.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 100-94 result against the Heat on March 23. The Pistons covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 194 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Pistons wasted a 27-point performance from Richard Hamilton as Miami ran past them 100-94 on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Cavaliers were a 98-94 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (192) made winners of OVER bettors. The Cavaliers got 21 points from Ramon Sessions, but it was New Jersey that prevailed in a 98-94 final on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Miami are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Pistons at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Detroit's last 22 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Detroit's last 18 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
Cleveland is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Cleveland's last 22 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Indiana, Saturday, March 26
Cleveland home to Atlanta, Sunday, March 27