Pistons vs. Cavs Prediction

NBA Predictions: Will Pistons cover as underdogs vs. LeBron & Cavs? 3/14/17

Will the Pistons cover as a sizable road underdog tonight when they visit LeBron James and the Cavs at 7:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cavs are 8-point home favorites versus the Pistons after opening as 8.5-point favorites. As for the total, the number hit the board at 213.5 and has been bet up to 214.5.

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Detroit enters play tonight having won four of its last five games and covered in four of those five games as well. They're also 7-3 over their last 10 games, both on the hardwood and at the betting window, and are 33-33 against the number on the season. That said, they're just 12-20 against the spread on the road this year.

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Cleveland has now dropped six of its last 10 games and is just 4-6 against the spread during that same span. The Cavs pull a small lead at halftime on Sunday night in Houston and are now just 30-33 against the spread on the season. They are, however, 16-15 against the number at home this year.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Pistons have covered the spread in nine of their last 13 games in Cleveland and have cashed in four of their last five games overall. They're also 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games playing on two days of rest and are 4-1 ATS in their last five conference games. On the other side, the Cavs are just 2-6 against the number in their last eight conference games and are 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 games versus Central Division opponents.


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