The Pistons and Cavaliers are set to face off at 7:30 ET on BSOH. The Cavaliers will host the game at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH. The over/under for this Central division contest is set at 220.5 points, with the Cavaliers being the favored team playing at home against the Pistons.
DETROIT PISTONS VS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -8.5
This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 7:30 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-101 in favor of the Cavaliers.
- Our projections have Donovan Mitchell finishing with Donovan Mitchell points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Cavaliers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 12 threes.
Will the Pistons Come Through as Road Underdogs?
So far this season, the Pistons has a record of 2-10, as they look to get closer to the .500 mark vs. the Cavaliers. On the road this season, the Pistons have posted a 1-5 record, whereas they have a 1-5 record at home.
Detroit has an overall ATS record of 5-7 for the season so far. On the road, the Pistons have an ATS record of 3-3 compared to a 2-4 record vs. the spread at home.
Detroit finished with 120 points in their game against the Hawks. This total surpasses their season-average of 110.6 points per game. Marvin Bagley III led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, Ausar Thompson contributed 21 points for the Pistons.
Facing Cleveland, the Pistons aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 115.2 points allowed per game (19th).
In the terms of takeaways, Pistons are causing 16.7 turnovers per game, ranking 29th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 11th in rejections, averaging 5.6 blocked shots each game.
Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Cavaliers?
A victory against the Pistons would bring the Cavaliers’record back to .500, considering their current overall season record of 5-6. The team is presently 10th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Central division.
Cleveland currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 4-7 at this point. On the road, the Cavaliers have an ATS record of 3-4 compared to a 1-3 record vs. the spread at home.
The Cavaliers’ offense wrapped up their last game with 109 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 110.5 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Donovan Mitchell, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 29.2, while Caris LeVert also carries a PPG average of 18.8 into the game.
So far, the Cavaliers’ defense is ranked 14th in the league at 112.2 points per contest.
Most recently, the Cavaliers’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 95 points to the Trail Blazers.