Cavaliers vs. Pistons Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Cavaliers are a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line line. The over-under is set at 217 points.
Cleveland comes in with a 9-7 record and is 5-10-1 ATS after a 118-113 home overtime win over the Clippers, its fourth victory in a row. Detroit is 11-5 overall and 11-4-1 ATS following a 100-97 victory at Minnesota. The four meetings last season were split 2-2 straight up and ATS. The under went 3-1.
The Cavaliers were paced by LeBron James with 39 points, 14 rebounds and six assists in the win over Los Angeles. Kevin Love contributed 25 points and eight boards. Dwyane Wade added 23 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Cleveland outscored the Clippers 13-8 in overtime.
Andre Drummond led the way with 20 points, 16 rebounds and four assists in the win at Minnesota. Tobias Harris had 18 points and nine rebounds. Avery Bradley added 18 points and three steals. The Pistons outscored the hosts 29-17 in the fourth quarter.
The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Detroit. Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last five road games.
The Pistons had a monster fourth quarter and now face a back-to-back against a surging Cavs team. Instead of a big fourth quarter by Detroit, expect it to be the quarter where Cleveland secures a victory against the spread behind another big game from King James.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND CAVALIERS -2.5