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NBA Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction 1/31/2024

The Detroit Pistons (6-40) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (28-16) on Wednesday, January 31st. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland and televised on BSOH. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Pistons Are Coming Off A Win

The Pistons won vs. the Thunder in their most recent game, ending with a score of 120-104. The start of the second half saw the Pistons in the lead, at 70-61.

In their last five games, the Pistons have gone 2-3 and have a 6-40 record overall. Against Eastern Conference teams, they are 5-23 and are 1-17 in non-conference games.

Detroit currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 21-24 at this point. This season, Detroit has a 1-4 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 20-20 when playing as underdogs.

The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Cavaliers took down the Clippers by a score of 118-108. Before the game, the Cavaliers were the underdogs with a +1.5 point advantage, securing both a straight-up and ATS victory. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 225.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.

Coming into today’s game, the Cavaliers are 28-16 overall and have won two straight games. In the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers are in 4th place and are 2nd in the Central division.

Presently, Cleveland boasts an ATS record of 24-18, which is above .500 against the spread. This season, Cleveland has a 15-10 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 9-8 when playing as underdogs.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

In 46 games games, Detroit has an average of 112.4 points per game (24th).

When it comes to scoring, the Pistons are 24th in the league at 112.4 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 113.1 points per game compared to 111.8 at home.

So far this season, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 28.3% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 7th in the league at 100.5 possessions per game.

Inside the arc, Detroit is 7th in the league in two-point field goals made per game. However, they are just 29th in three-pointers made per game at 10.9.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

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Cleveland has recorded an average of 114.1 points per game (19th) throughout 44 games games.

So far, the Cavaliers have been an average offensive team this season. They are currently 19th in the league in scoring at 114.1 points per game. At home, they are averaging 114.9 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Cavaliers have been one of the top teams in the league. They are 11th in three-pointers made per game at 13.2. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 35%.

Overall, the Cavaliers are 21st in pace at 98 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 13th at 47%. In terms of assists, they are 12th in the league at 26.7 per game.

Pistons Team Defense

Facing Cleveland, the Pistons aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 122.1 points allowed per game (27th). Opponents are hitting 55.4% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.0% of their three-point attempts.

Cavaliers Team Defense

The Cavaliers’ defense is presently ranked 3rd in the league, allowing an average of 109.8 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Cavaliers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.3% and 35.1% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Pistons And Cavaliers

In today’s game, our projections have Cade Cunningham leading the Pistons with 21 points on 8/18 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 22.8 points per game, along with 4.1 rebounds.

On the other side, Donovan Mitchell is our projected leading scorer for the Cavaliers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 28 and grabbing 5 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46.1% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 27.7 points per game.

Pistons vs Cavaliers Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Detroit has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 117 points per game.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Cleveland has an ATS mark of 6-3-1. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 112 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 7-3.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Cavaliers have an ATS record of 5-0 and a straight up mark of 5-0.

Pistons vs Cavaliers Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Pistons vs. Cavaliers matchup, we’re leaning towards the Pistons at +12.5. Although our projections show the Cavaliers winning 116-109, we suggest placing your bet on the Pistons for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 229 and given that our model is projecting 225 points between the teams, we like the under.

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