The Detroit Pistons (2-10) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (5-6) on Friday, November 17th. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and televised on BSOH. The Cavaliers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pistons are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Trail Blazers. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Most recently, the Pistons lost to the Hawks with a final score of 126-120. the Pistons not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +4.5 point underdogs. Before the game, the over/under line was 225.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.
So far this season, the Pistons have a record of just 2-10, as they look to pick up a win over the Cavaliers. In road games, the Pistons have a 1-5 record this season, in contrast to their 1-5 record when playing at home.
Detroit has an ATS record of 5-7 so far this season which includes their current two game losing streak vs. the spread. When playing on the road, the Pistons hold an ATS record of 3-3 in contrast to a 2-4 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win
The Cavaliers won vs. the Trail Blazers in their most recent game, ending with a score of 109-95. The Cavaliers not only secured a straight-up victory in this game but also covered the spread as -10.5-point favorites. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 204 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 218.5.
A victory against the Pistons would bring the Cavaliers’record back to .500, considering their current overall season record of 5-6. At the moment, the team holds 10th place in the Eastern Conference and 3rd place in the Central division.
Cleveland’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 4-7 for the season. As the favorite this season, Cleveland is 2-4 vs. the spread while going 2-3 as the underdog.
Pistons Offense Breakdown
Through 12 games games, Detroit is averaging 110.6 points per game (23rd). So far, the Pistons are averaging 99 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 14th in made shots per game.
Cavaliers Offense Breakdown
Through 11 games the Cavaliers are averaging 110.5 points per contest, placing them 24th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Cavaliers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.5 made 3’s per game. If Cleveland continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 21st in the league in possessions per game.
Pistons Team Defense
At this time, the Pistons’ defense is positioned 19th in the NBA, permitting 115.2 points per game.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pistons defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 51.8% while allowing 35.6% from downtown.
Cavaliers Team Defense
On the defensive side, Cavaliers is currently hovering around the NBA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 112.2 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Cavaliers are forcing 13.5 per game, which is 12th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 12th in blocked shots at 5.5 per game.
Key Players For The Pistons And Cavaliers
In today’s game, we anticipate Cade Cunningham leading the scoring for the Pistons, contributing 14 points while shooting 5/13 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 21.3 points per game, in addition to 3.6 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Donovan Mitchell as the leading scorer for the Cavaliers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 20 while also collecting 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 48.6%, and his scoring average is 29.2 points per game.
Pistons vs Cavaliers Trends
- In their last five games away from home, the Pistons have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 113 points per game in these contests.
- Across their five previous home games, Cleveland has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 116 points per game.
- In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Pistons have a straight up record of 2-8 and an ATS mark of 4-6.
- Going back to their previous five games as the favorite, Cleveland has an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
The Cavaliers is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 111-101. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Cavaliers at -8.5.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 220.5, and our model predicts the Pistons and Cavaliers to score a combined 212 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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