Cavs vs. Pistons Game 3 Pick
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to win on the road as their playoff series with the Detroit Pistons shifts to the Motor City for Game 3 tonight at 7PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Cleveland is favored on the road in this game, as the Cavs are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Pistons. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 200.5 points. The Cavs have a 2-0 series lead.
Cleveland is now 59-25 on the season, 24-17 on the road and 38-43-3 against the spread. Detroit is 44-40 overall, 26-15 at home and 43-39-2 against the spread. After a 106-101 victory in Game 1, Cleveland ran away with Game 2 for a 107-90 win. These two have now split the season series, 3-3.
This is basically a must-win for Detroit if it hopes have any real shot in the series. The Pistons were competitive in Game 1 and started fast in Game 2, but couldn’t close the deal. Their young players continue to talk, which could certainly backfire, but also forces them to have to step up at home. The Pistons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 after a failed cover. Look for Detroit to bring the fight once again tonight.
NBA PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: DETROIT PISTONS +4.5