LeBron James was given the day off when the Cleveland Cavaliers tangled with the Indiana Pacers in the second half of a back-to-back on Wednesday, and the Cavs left Indy with a 103-93 loss as a result. King James will be back on the floor on Friday when the wine and gold play host to the Detroit Pistons.
- The Cavaliers are 15-2 SU in their last 17 games at home.
- The Pistons are 1-8 SU in their last nine games on the road.
- The total has gone UNDER in six of the Pistons’ last eight games with one day off between games.
Oddsmakers initially set the Pistons as 10.5-point road dogs with a total of 206.5.
The teams are meeting for the first time since the first round of the playoffs last spring, when Cleveland swept their four-game series. Detroit was valiant in defeat, however, and head coach Stan Van Gundy is known as one of the best coaches in the league for a reason. Expect a better effort from the Pistons tonight.
Detroit has been a horrendous bet on the road this season, going 1-6 ATS away from the Motor City.
The Cavs haven’t exactly been wizards when it comes to covering the spread either. Cleveland is 1-7-1 ATS in its last nine games entering tonight.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Cleveland Cavaliers as -10.5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 206.5 earlier at Bovada.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 109-97 victory for the Cavaliers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 9-2 so far on the NBA season, and 3-7-1 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Detroit Pistons, meanwhile, are 6-6 and 6-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 4-6-1 and the Pistons go 4-8 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Detroit injuries news.
It’s a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Cleveland Cavaliers and the No. 15-ranked Detroit Pistons, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland’s No. 5-rated NBA squad against Detroit’s No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 2 in the league with 13 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 6.25 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Pistons endured a 105-102 loss at the hands of the Knicks on Wednesday, despite a 21-point effort from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope at Madison Square Garden.
The Cavaliers wasted a 27-point performance from Kevin Love as Indiana ran past them 103-93 on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
- Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit’s last 11 games
- Detroit is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- Cleveland is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games
- Cleveland is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games
- Cleveland is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Detroit home to Boston, Saturday, November 19th
Cleveland home to Portland, Wednesday, November 23rd