Pistons vs. Cavs Prediction & Odds
The Cavs will take on the hapless Pistons on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET but despite Detroit’s struggles, is Cleveland still a sound ATS play?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
569 Detroit Pistons (+13.5) at 570 Cleveland Cavs (-13.5); o/u N/A
7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 4, 2023
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH
Pistons vs. Cavs Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page shows that 63% of public bets are on Cavs in this contest. These public betting figures are subject to change, however, so be sure to click on the link provided to get the most up-to-date NBA public betting information.
Detroit Pistons DFS Spin
Isaiah Stewart (right hip soreness), Jalen Duren (bilateral ankle soreness), and Isaiah Livers (sprained left ankle) all participated in Friday's practice. According to Pistons coach Dwane Casey, there was full attendance at Friday's practice. That had not been the case in recent sessions, as Stewart, Duren, and Livers have all missed time due to injury. Each should be considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Cavaliers, with the statuses of Stewart and Duren being more impactful for fantasy purposes. James Wiseman and Marvin Bagley have played well in their absences, but we've yet to see how Casey will handle the rotation when all four bigs are healthy and available.
Cleveland Cavs DFS Spin
Donovan Mitchell lit up Boston for 44 points (17-for-32 FGs), four rebounds, five assists and four 3-pointers in a 117-113 loss on Wednesday. J.B. Bickerstaff relied heavily on his starting unit in this game, as Mitchell played 44 minutes. The game had a playoff feel, with tight rotations for both teams. Mitchell reached 40 points for the seventh time this season with his performance in this game. Mitchell has consistently hovered around late first to early second round value in his first season with the Cavs. As they fight for playoff positioning in the tightly packed Eastern Conference, they'll need more performances like this from Mitchell, which should bode well for his value the rest of the way.
Pistons vs. Cavs NBA Betting Trends
Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Cleveland
Under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings
Under is 9-4 in Pistons last 13 overall
Over is 5-1 in Cavaliers last 6 overall
Pistons vs. Cavs NBA Prediction:
The Pistons are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games in Cleveland, are 3-10-1 against the number in their last 14 games coming off an ATS win and are 0-4 at the betting window in their last four games versus a team with a winning record. On the other side, the Cavs are 23-11-1 against the spread in their last 35 home games, are 8-3-1 against the number in their last 12 games coming off a loss and are 6-2-2 at the betting window in their last 10 games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: CLEVELAND CAVS -13.5