Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Basketball Betting Predictions and Free Picks


Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
29-34 (9-21 V)
7:00 pm ET, Monday, March 5, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
36-26 (21-11 H)
NBATV, FS Detroit, FS Ohio (Cleveland)
 
Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Basketball Betting Predictions and Free Picks

The last time Cleveland played the Detroit Pistons, the Cavaliers lost the game and Kevin Love for up to eight weeks with a broken bone in a hand.

Detroit had just acquired Blake Griffin in a big trade with the Los Angeles Clippers, but Griffin wouldn't make his debut until the Pistons' next game on Feb. 1.

Love is still out for Cleveland, and now, so is center Tristan Thompson, who suffered a sprained right ankle in Saturday's 126-117 loss to Denver and will miss "multiple" games, according to the Cavs.

It means Cleveland will be without its starting frontcourt from the last two Finals for Monday's matchup against Griffin (a five-time All-Star) and center Andre Drummond, an All-Star this season.

The Cavs are likely to start Larry Nance Jr at center. Nance, acquired in a trade from the Lakers on Feb. 8, is averaging 10.0 points and 6.6 boards since joining Cleveland. But he said he hyperextended a knee Saturday. The injury apparently will not keep him out of Monday's game.

In addition to Thompson and Love, the Cavs are also missing reserve forward Jeff Green (lower back soreness). They've lost three of the last four and are 4-4 since the addition of Nance, George Hill, Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hood.

The Pistons are 6-8 since landing Griffin and have lost five of their last six. They beat the Cavs 125-114 on Jan. 30 -- the night Love broke that bone early in the first quarter -- behind 21 points and 22 rebounds from Drummond.

Drummond went for 22 points and 18 boards in a 105-96 loss to the Miami Heat on Saturday. Griffin scored 31 in the game, but the Pistons committed 19 turnovers and struggled to shoot 3-pointers (7 of 24).

According to the Free Press, the Pistons ranked fourth in 3-point percentage (37 percent) before trading perimeter players Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley for Griffin. They are 20th since (34.5 percent).

 

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Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
701 Detroit Pistons
219
702 Cleveland Cavaliers
-7

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers -6½ and Over/Under 219 according to Bovada Sportsbook


 

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Detroit Pistons

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 29-34 20-13 9-21 27-34-2 13-19-1 14-15-1 103.10 104.02 -0.92
Last 10 2-8 2-3 0-5 1-9 1-4 0-5 101.90 109.60 -7.70
vs Div 6-6 5-1 1-5 7-4-1 5-1 2-3-1 104.75 102.42 2.33
vs EAST 18-24 13-7 5-17 15-26-1 7-13 8-13-1 103.29 104.83 -1.54
vs WEST 11-10 7-6 4-4 12-8-1 6-6-1 6-2 102.71 102.38 0.33

Cleveland Cavaliers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 36-26 21-11 15-15 19-42-1 6-25-1 13-17 110.03 110.08 -0.05
Last 10 6-4 2-4 4-0 5-5 1-5 4-0 115.60 112.20 3.40
vs Div 8-5 5-1 3-4 5-7-1 2-3-1 3-4 113.31 107.85 5.46
vs EAST 26-14 14-6 12-8 13-26-1 4-15-1 9-11 110.33 108.15 2.18
vs WEST 10-12 7-5 3-7 6-16 2-10 4-6 109.50 113.59 -4.09

Betting Odds Trends

Detroit Pistons

Detroit is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games when playing on the road against Cleveland

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cleveland's last 13 games when playing at home against Detroit

 

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Injuries

Detroit Pistons

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Reggie Jackson PG Mid March - Ankle - 2/26/18 Jackson has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 right ankle sprain and will likely be sidelined until the middle of March.
Jon Leuer PF out for season - Ankle - 1/20/18 Leuer will likely miss the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair a left ankle sprain.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Tristan Thompson C Out indefinitely - Ankle - 3/4/18 Thompson sustained a right ankle sprain and is expected to miss multiple games.
Jeff Green SF Out Mon - Back - 3/4/18 Green missed the last game with lower back soreness and will not play Monday against the Pistons.
Kevin Love C Late March - Hand - 3/2/18 Love suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks.

Recent Meetings

Date Home/Away Line ATS
1/30/18 DET (125) - CLE (114) 6.5/219.5 DET/O
1/28/18 CLE (121) - DET (104) -7.5/218.5 CLE/O
11/20/17 DET (88) - CLE (116) 1.5/218.5 CLE/U
3/14/17 CLE (128) - DET (96) -7.5/215 CLE/O
3/9/17 DET (106) - CLE (101) 4.5/216 DET/U
12/26/16 DET (106) - CLE (90) -5/202.5 DET/U
11/18/16 CLE (104) - DET (81) -8.5/202.5 CLE/U
4/24/16 DET (98) - CLE (100) 6.5/197.5 DET/O
4/22/16 DET (91) - CLE (101) 5/200.5 CLE/U
4/20/16 CLE (107) - DET (90) -10.5/202 CLE/U

Detroit Schedule/Results

NEXT 5 | Remaining Games
Date vs Last Meeting Line ATS Mar Date Where
3/15/18 @DEN 84-103 (L) -6.5/210.5 LU -25.5 12/12/17 DET
3/13/18 @UTA 95-98 (L) (OT) -2.5/198.5 LU -5.5 1/24/18 DET
3/9/18 CHI 105-107 (L) -1/209 LO -3.0 1/13/18 CHI
3/7/18 TOR 94-123 (L) 10/217 LP -19.0 2/26/18 TOR
3/5/18 @CLE 125-114 (W) 6.5/219.5 WO 17.5 1/30/18 DET
LAST 10 | Past Results
Date vs Score Line ATS Mar DET FG Opp FG Reb
3/3/18 @MIA 96-105 (L) 5/204.5 LU -4.0 37/89 37/82 46-45
3/2/18 @ORL 106-115 (L) (OT) -2.5/213.5 LO -11.5 40/92 44/86 43-45
2/28/18 MIL 110-87 (W) -1/210.5 WU 22.0 42/95 28/73 57-35
2/26/18 @TOR 94-123 (L) 10/217 LP -19.0 36/94 42/80 42-47
2/25/18 @CHA 98-114 (L) 4.5/212 LP -11.5 42/85 42/88 41-47
2/23/18 BOS 98-110 (L) 2/208 LP -10.0 37/85 41/85 45-42
2/14/18 ATL 104-98 (W) -10.5/207.5 LU -4.5 35/83 38/89 47-43
2/12/18 NO 103-118 (L) -3.5/221.5 LU -18.5 35/95 44/100 54-53
2/11/18 @ATL 115-118 (L) -3.5/208.5 LO -6.5 38/83 38/78 40-35
2/9/18 LAC 95-108 (L) -3.5/221 LU -16.5 36/88 42/91 40-57

Cleveland Schedule/Results

NEXT 5 | Remaining Games
Date vs Last Meeting Line ATS Mar Date Where
3/13/18 @PHO 118-103 (W) -11.5/219.5 WO 3.5 1/19/17 CLE
3/11/18 @LAL 121-112 (W) -10/220.5 LO -1.0 12/14/17 CLE
3/9/18 @LAC 118-113 (W) (OT) -6.5/223.5 LO -1.5 11/17/17 CLE
3/7/18 @DEN 117-126 (L) -4.5/228.5 LO -13.5 3/3/18 CLE
3/5/18 DET 114-125 (L) -6.5/219.5 LO -17.5 1/30/18 DET
LAST 10 | Past Results
Date vs Score Line ATS Mar CLE FG Opp FG Reb
3/3/18 DEN 117-126 (L) -4.5/228.5 LO -13.5 46/88 47/86 41-35
3/1/18 PHI 97-108 (L) -2.5/222 LU -13.5 36/87 40/90 45-54
2/27/18 BK 129-123 (W) -10/222 LO -4.0 50/97 44/82 55-36
2/25/18 SA 94-110 (L) -4.5/213 LU -20.5 38/91 38/86 47-44
2/23/18 @MEM 112-89 (W) -4.5/213.5 WU 18.5 40/87 33/84 46-37
2/22/18 WAS 103-110 (L) -6/222 LU -13.0 42/84 44/92 36-43
2/13/18 @OKC 120-112 (W) 3.5/223.5 WO 11.5 45/88 40/90 41-51
2/11/18 @BOS 121-99 (W) 4.5/213 WO 26.5 45/84 36/89 41-43
2/9/18 @ATL 123-107 (W) -2/212.5 WO 14.0 46/86 37/83 43-42
2/7/18 MIN 140-138 (W) (OT) 3.5/225.5 WO 5.5 52/88 54/93 41-35