Cavaliers vs. Pistons Prediction
Will the Detroit Pistons grab another win over the Cleveland Cavaliers when the two meet up tonight at 7PM ET?
501 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. 502 Detroit Pistons
Thursday, January 9, 2020
7PM ET – Little Caesars Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Pistons are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -7 points against the Cavaliers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 220 points. The public betting currently has 51 percent going on Detroit as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Cavs drop fifth straight
Cleveland is on a five-game losing streak right now following a 115-113 loss at home to the Pistons on Tuesday. They did end a four-game failed cover streak in the loss. The Cavs are 10-27 on the season, 4-13 on the road, 15-21-1 against the spread and 19-18 with the over.
The Cavaliers are struggling on offense, averaging 104.6 points per game while shooting 44.9 percent as a team. Defensively, Cleveland is giving up 113.6 points per game while opponents shoot 48.4 percent against them. Collin Sexton is putting up 18.5 points per game this season to lead the team while Kevin Love is adding 16.8 points and 10.2 rebounds per contest.
Pistons end road trip
Detroit wrapped up a six-game road trip with a win at Cleveland on Wednesday. The Pistons went 2-4 straight up and against the spread on the road trip. Detroit is 14-24 on the season, 8-10 at home, 14-23-1 against the spread and 22-16 with the over.
The Pistons are putting up 108.4 points per game this season while shooting 46.3 percent from the field. Defensively, Detroit is giving up 111.1 points per game while opponents shoot 47.4 percent against them. Detroit is without Blake Griffin, Luke Kennard, Reggie Jackson and Markieff Morris right now due to injuries. Andre Drummond is leading the team with 17.5 points and 16.0 rebounds per game. Derrick Rose is adding 17.5 points and 5.8 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Cavs are 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 road games and 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games following a loss.
The Pistons are 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a win.
The Pistons have won both meetings with the Cavs this season, both in Cleveland. I think they will make it three straight tonight and be able to cover the spread. Even with the injuries, Detroit still has the more impactful players in Drummond and Rose. I think they will be able to spark this Pistons squad enough to run past a Cleveland team that looks very unmotivated to play for their new coach.
NBA Prediction: Detroit Pistons -7