Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction
The Cleveland Cavaliers (34-22) go up against Central rivals Detroit Pistons (14-41) on Wednesday. Tip-off is scheduled at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 19:00 (EST). The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the game with the Eastern Conference’s fourth seed, 11 spots ahead of the 15th-placed Detroit Pistons. This will be the penultimate regular season matchup between these Central teams, with the Cleveland Cavaliers leading the series 2-0.
Form Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cleveland Cavaliers made it three straight wins in their last match. They beat the Washington Wizards 91-114, improving their run of form for the past 10 games to 6-4. Their home record is 22-6 this season.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have excelled on the offensive end of the floor. Their season points average is 111.8, but they have scored an impressive 116.6 points per game in the last five. The home defense has been among the league’s stingiest, allowing opponents an average of 106.5 points in all games and 105.9 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers secured a berth in the Play-In Tournament but failed to advance to the playoffs. This season, however, the hosts have made a brilliant comeback. They’re in a stronger position to make the postseason now, sitting fourth in Eastern Conference and second in the Central Division.
The Cleveland Cavaliers enter their latest game with 2 players sidelined in Ricky Rubio and Dylan Windler
Form Detroit Pistons
Form is bad, no matter how you look at it. The Detroit Pistons have dropped eight out of 10 games, with their last match ending in a 99-111 defeat against the Boston Celtics. They are 14-41 for the season and 7-20 on the road.
The Detroit Pistons average 112.3 points per contest, putting them near the middle of the pack among NBA teams for most points. The defense has been the away side’s Achilles’ heel, allowing an average of 119.7 points per game in 55 contests this season.
Last year, the Detroit Pistons failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 24-58 regular season. They ended up 14th in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Central Division. Their chances of reaching postseason play this season don’t look good either, with the away side 14-41 so far.
Marvin Bagley III, Cade Cunningham, and Buddy Boeheim are all carrying injuries going into the latest Detroit Pistons game.
In their last matchup, the Cleveland Cavaliers took a 94-102 win over the Detroit Pistons. The game took place at the Little Caesars Arena on November 2022. Based on the past 10-game record of this series, it’s no surprise the Cleveland Cavaliers are favorites. The hosts are on a 6-4 run against the Detroit Pistons, winning two out of three times at home.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Cleveland Cavaliers managed 106.5 points on average per game, while the Detroit Pistons put 100.4 points on board.
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- Moneyline (ML): Detroit Pistons (+550) | Cleveland Cavaliers (-800)
- Against the spread (ATS): Detroit Pistons +12.5 (-110) | Cleveland Cavaliers -12.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 222.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Take the Cleveland Cavaliers to win (1.13) on the moneyline.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been in red-hot form lately, winning their last three games straight up. Confidence should be high, and with -800 odds on the moneyline, they’ll look to take down the Detroit Pistons with ease. Their current odds suggest there is an 89% chance of a home win on Wednesday. The Detroit Pistons have been struggling lately, dropping eight of their last ten matches. In their most recent game, they were defeated by the Boston Celtics by a score of 99-111. Because of their current form, the visitors are the +550 underdogs.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have recorded three successive victories and are therefore expected to be the victors in this game. The Detroit Pistons have had difficulty on defense, giving up an average of 119.7 points a game, which could explain why the spread is as high as -12.5 points.
Against the Spread
Betting on the Cleveland Cavaliers -12.5 (1.91) is our favorite play for this matchup.
The oddsmakers have the Cleveland Cavaliers pinned down as the 12.5-point favorites against the Detroit Pistons, leaving the hosts as the clear-cut choice for the win. Based on their last ten matchups, the average points margin between the two teams was 9.7 points.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have gone 17-9-2 ATS at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Their overall record for the season is 30-24-2 ATS. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been a reliable pick when it comes to covering the spread. They have had success in their last three games, going 6-4 ATS in their last ten matches.
The past three visits to the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse have seen the Detroit Pistons end up on the wrong side of the scoreboard two times, with an average losing margin of 17.5 points. The visitors are 4-6 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 3-7 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Take Total under 222.5 (1.91) on the total.
Matchups between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons rarely put a lot of points on board. The past ten games produced a total of 206.9 points between these teams, and 207.33 points in the last five at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
For this latest showdown, the total line is available at 222.5. This is 25.9 points higher than the combined 196.6-point average the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Under in the total market returns odds of -110.
The total has averaged 216.7 points in the last ten Cleveland Cavaliers games. Each of the last two matches went under for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are 3-7 in their last ten games against the total.
Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons have seen an average of 240.4 points in their past five road games and 231.6 points in their last five contests in all. Over was a winning bet three times in the past five road games for the Detroit Pistons, who are 2-8 against the total in their last 10 home and away games combined.