At 7:00 ET, the Pistons will host the Cavaliers at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Cleveland is currently favored by 9 points and has a moneyline of -414.

This is a divisional matchup between the 2nd-place Cavaliers (38-20) and the 14th-place Pistons (9-49). The over/under line is set at 221.5.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS DETROIT PISTONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -9

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, March 1st.

WHY BET THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 134-106 in favor of the Cavaliers.
  • Our projections have Donovan Mitchell finishing with Donovan Mitchell points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Cavaliers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.1% and knocking down 16 threes.

Do the Cavaliers Have a Shot at a Win at Detroit?

In terms of the point spread, the Cavaliers have gone 28-28 ATS this season, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last seven games. On the road, their ATS record is 14-12, and they are 19-20 ATS as the favorite.

Cleveland’s O/U record for the season is 27-30-1, and the over has hit in their last two games. This year, their games have averaged a combined 224.4 points, and today’s O/U line is set at 221.5.

Looking at their most recent game, the Cavaliers lost to the Bulls by a score of 132-123. The O/U line for that game was 217 points. Cleveland was favored by 5.5 points going into the game.

The Cavaliers are currently 2nd in the Eastern Conference with a record of 38-20. In the Central Division, they are in 1st place. Against other teams in the East, they are 25-14 and 13-6 against the West.

On the road, the Cavaliers are 18-10 this season, and they are favored by 9 points in today’s game. As the favorite, they have a record of 30-10 this season.

This season, the Cavaliers’ offense has been one of the league’s best three-point shooting teams. They are 11th in made threes per game at 13.4 and have attempted the 10th most threes per game at 36.9. However, their three-point shooting percentage of 36% is just 17th in the NBA.

Overall, Cleveland’s offense is 15th in the league in scoring at 114.7 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 113.3 points per game compared to 116.0 at home.

When it comes to shooting inside the arc, the Cavaliers are 6th in two-point shooting percentage at 56%. They have also been efficient overall, ranking 11th in true shooting percentage.

So far this season, the Cavaliers defense has been performing well, ranking 2nd in the NBA at 109.7 points allowed per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Cavaliers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 51.7% while allowing 36.1% from downtown.

Does Detroit Have What it Takes at Home?

In their last three games, the Pistons have covered the spread and have an ATS record of 29-28 for the season. On the road, they are 16-14 ATS compared to 13-14 ATS at home.

Detroit’s ATS record as the underdog is 28-24 for the season, and they have covered the spread in their last three games as the underdog. Today, they are getting 9 points as the underdog.

Detroit’s O/U record for the season is 31-26-1, and the under has hit in their last seven games. On average, their games have finished with 234 points, and today’s O/U line is 221.5.

The Pistons are 9-49 on the season and are currently in 14th place in the Eastern Conference. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 6-28 and 2-11 against Central Division opponents.

In their last game, the Pistons defeated the Bulls by a score of 105-95. Detroit was a 10-point underdog going into the game. The combined scoring total was 200 points, and the O/U line was 223.5.

So far this season, the Pistons are 22nd in the league in scoring at 112.7 points per game. At home, they are averaging 111.8 points per game.

Heading into this game, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 29.3% of their games. They have also scored below their own scoring average in each of their last three games.

When it comes to their style of play, Detroit is one of the faster-paced teams in the league, ranking 8th in pace at 100.2 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Pistons are 16th in the league at 47%.

Coming into today’s game, the Pistons’ defense is giving up an average of 121.3 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Pistons squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.6% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.7% from downtown.