Pistons vs. Cavs Game 1 Pick

Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – 4/17/16 NBA Playoffs Game 1 Pick

The Cleveland Cavaliers open their 2016 playoffs today when they host the Detroit Pistons at 3PM ET.

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Cleveland is the clear favorite in this game, as the Cavaliers are getting odds of -10.5 points against the Pistons. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 200.5 points.

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Cleveland is 57-25 overall, 33-8 at home and 37-42-3 against the spread. Detroit is 44-38 overall, 18-23 on the road and 42-38-2 against the spread. These two met four times during the season, with Detroit winning and covering the spread in three of the four meetings, including both meetings in Cleveland.

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The big question entering the playoffs are what can we expect from LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Some expect them to turn it on now that the playoffs have started while others think they will continue to be streaky due to fatigue. The starters should be rested, as they have had nearly a week off. The Pistons should come in with confidence, but they are entering the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Look for Cleveland to come out composed and take care of business against a nervous Detroit team.


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