Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction 3/1/2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers (38-20) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (9-49) on Friday, March 1st. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on BSDE. The Pistons are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Cavaliers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Bulls. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Cavaliers vs Pistons

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The Cavaliers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Cavaliers lost to the Bulls with a final score of 132-123. In addition, to losing the game straight-up, the Cavaliers lost vs. the spread as -5.5 point favorites. The over/under line entering this matchup was 217 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

With a record of 38-20, the Cavaliers are above .500 as they get set to face the Pistons. In the Eastern Conference, they are 2nd overall and are leading the Central division.

Cleveland has an ATS record of 28-28 for this season, which includes their current seven game losing streak against the spread. The Cavaliers maintain an ATS record of 14-12 on the road, while they have a 14-16 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Pistons Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Pistons defeated the Bulls with a final score of 105-95. The Pistons turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 55-50.

Through 58 games, the Pistons are 9-49 and are looking to add to their win total against the Cavaliers. In Eastern Conference games, the Pistons are 6-28, compared to a 3-21 record in non-conference games.

Detroit comes in with an overall ATS record of 29-28 so far this season. Detroit has gone 1-4 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 28-24 when playing as underdogs.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

The Cavaliers come into today’s game as the 15th ranked scoring offense at 114.7 points per game.

So far this season, the Cavaliers have been a middle-of-the-pack scoring team, averaging 114.7 points per game (15th). However, their scoring numbers have been slightly better at home (116.0) compared to on the road (113.3).

When it comes to pace, Cleveland is 20th in the NBA with an average of 97.9 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 48% from the field (11th).

One area where the Cavaliers have excelled is their ability to convert two-point field goals. They are currently 6th in the league with a two-point shooting percentage of 56%. In terms of three-point shooting, Cleveland is hitting 36% of their attempts (17th).

Pistons Offense Breakdown

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Through 58 games the Pistons are averaging 112.7 points per contest, placing them 22nd in the NBA.

So far this season, the Pistons have been a below-average scoring team, ranking 22nd in the NBA with 112.7 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually scored more on the road (113.5 PPG) than at home (111.8 PPG).

One area where the Pistons have excelled is in getting to the free-throw line. They are 16th in the league in free-throw attempts at 22 per game. Despite their high pace (8th), they are just 16th in assists at 26.4 per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Detroit is 29th in made threes (11.3 per game) and 28th in three-point attempts. Overall, they are 18th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%.

Cavaliers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Cavaliers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 36.2% of their games. Currently, they are 2nd in the NBA at 109.7 points per game allowed. Opponents are hitting 51.7% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.1% of their three-point attempts.

Pistons Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Pistons’ defense is giving up an average of 121.3 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 70.7% of their games. Inside the arc, the Pistons defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.6% and 37.7% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Cavaliers And Pistons

In today’s game, our projections have Donovan Mitchell leading the Cavaliers with 27 points on 10/20 shooting from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 28 points per game, along with 5.4 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Cade Cunningham as the leading scorer for the Pistons. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 22 while also collecting 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 45.8%, and his scoring average is 22.5 points per game.

Cavaliers vs Pistons Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Cavaliers offense has averaged 113 points per game while allowing an average of 106. Cleveland posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 4-6 ATS.
  • In their last three home games, Detroit has averaged 110 points per game while allowing 112. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Detroit has an ATS mark of 3-0 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the favorite, Cleveland has an ATS mark of 0-5 while going 2-3 straight up.

Cavaliers vs Pistons Prediction

Not only do we have the Cavaliers winning this one by a score of 134-106, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Cavaliers at -9.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 221.5 and our model has the Cavaliers and Pistons finishing with a combined 240 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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