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cleveland cavaliers vs detroit pistons prediction 11/17/2023 sport preview

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction & Betting Tips 11/17/2023

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons 11/17/2023:
  • Take the Cavaliers on the moneyline
  • The Cavaliers should also cover at -8.5
  • Our NBA model projects 212 points, and we suggest taking the under

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons Preview

Planning on watching today’s Pistons and Cavaliers game? Catch the action at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH, as the Cavaliers hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on BSOH.

This Central division matchup has an over/under of 220.5 points, and the Cavaliers are favored to win at home vs. the Pistons. Check out BetCoco for Cleveland Cavaliers – Detroit Pistons odds

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons Head-to-Head and Key Stats

Last season, the Pistons and Cavaliers did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Cavaliers have the leg up at 3-0. The Cavaliers also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 3-0. These games averaged a combined total of 198 points per game leading to an over/under record of 0-3.

  • Through their last ten road games, Detroit has an ATS record of just 4-5-1. However, their overall record was 2-8 while averaging 108 points per game.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Cleveland has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 115 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Detroit has an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • The last ten games that Cleveland was favored, they have an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 4-6 straight up.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction

As they prepare to face off against the Cavaliers, the Pistons are 2-10 overall and are looking to snap a nine game losing streak. Across their 12 games, the Pistons have recorded a 2-5 record when facing teams from the Eastern Conference and a 0-5 record in non-conference games.

Detroit’s ATS record sits below .500 (5-7). On the road, the Pistons have an ATS record of 3-3 compared to a 2-4 record vs. the spread at home.

Detroit games have surpassed the over/under line in two straight games, resulting in an overall record of 8-4-0. In their games, the average over/under line is 221.2, and they maintain a 4.6 differential vs. the over/under line this season.

The Pistons offense is coming off a game in which they scored 120 points vs. the Hawks. Overall their field goal percentage was 52.2% while connecting on 10 threes. Cade Cunningham is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 21.3. Meanwhile, Isaiah Stewart also brings a PPG average of 12.3 into the game.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Pistons is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 115.2 points per game (19th).

On two point field goal attempts, the Pistons’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 51.8% and allowing 35.6% from beyond the arc.

The Cavaliers head into today’s action with an overall record of 5-6 and have gone 1-2 over their previous three games. The Cavaliers have a 4-3 record on the road this season, compared to their 1-3 record when playing at home.

So far, Cleveland is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 4-7. This season, Cleveland has a 2-4 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 2-3 as underdogs.

The over/under record for this season for the Cavaliers is 6-5-0. The average over/under line in their games is 221.9 and they have a 0.9 differential vs. the over/under line this season.

The Cavaliers’ offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 109 points against the Trail Blazers. In that game, they made 9/30 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 56%. Cleveland’s offense is currently one of the slower paced teams in the NBA, at 98.7 possessions per game. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 14th in attempts and 24th in three-point shooting percentage.

On the defensive side, Cavaliers is currently hovering around the NBA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 112.2 points per game.

In their previous matchup vs. the Trail Blazers, the Cavaliers’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 56% leading to 95 points.

According to our analysis, we anticipate the Cavaliers to win this one with a projected score of 111-101.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons Betting Tips

  • Take the Cavaliers on the moneyline
  • The Cavaliers should also cover at -8.5
  • Our NBA model projects 212 points, and we suggest taking the under

Cleveland Cavaliers Injury Report

  • Ricky Rubio – Personal – Out
  • Donovan Mitchell – Hamstring – Questionable
  • Darius Garland – Neck – Questionable
  • Ty Jerome – Ankle – Out
  • Isaac Okoro – Knee – Out

Detroit Pistons Injury Report

  • Joe Harris – Shoulder – Out
  • Bojan Bogdanovic – Calf – Out
  • Monte Morris – Quadriceps – Out
  • Marvin Bagley III – Illness – Questionable
  • Isaiah Livers – Ankle – Out
  • Jalen Duren – Ankle – Out

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