Cavaliers vs Pistons NBA Preview and  Prediction, 03/04/23

Cavaliers vs Pistons NBA Preview and Prediction, 03/04/23

 

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Cavaliers money line -714
Cavaliers spread -13.5 (-110)
Pistons money line +425
Pistons spread +13.5 (-110)
Over / under 220

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Cleveland Cavaliers Detroit Pistons
Record 39-26 15-48
Home / road record 26-7 7-25
Streak L1 L6
Points per game 111.00 111.00
Points allowed per game 106.00 119.00
Rebounds per game 42.00 44.00
Rebounds allowed per game 43.00 43.00
Over / under record 31-34 33-30
 

Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers will host the Detroit Pistons in an Eastern Conference showdown on Saturday, March 4th. The Cavaliers are coming off a narrow loss to the Boston Celtics, but they will look to bounce back against the struggling Pistons. The Pistons, on the other hand, are one of the worst teams in the league and are plagued by injuries. The Cavaliers are heavy favorites in this game, but the Pistons will be looking to play spoiler and pull off the upset. Get ready for some nba picks today.

 

Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been one of the most surprising teams in the NBA this season. After a slow start to the year, they have turned things around and currently hold the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference standings. The Cavaliers have been led by their star guard Donovan Mitchell, who has been playing at an elite level all season long.

Mitchell has been a scoring machine for the Cavaliers, averaging 27.5 points per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. He has been particularly impressive from beyond the arc, where he is shooting 41.7% on 8.3 attempts per game. Mitchell has been able to get to the basket at will, drawing fouls and getting to the free-throw line at a high rate. He has also been a solid distributor, averaging 4.0 assists per game.

Darius Garland has also been a key contributor for the Cavaliers this season. The young guard has taken a big step forward in his third NBA season, averaging 19.2 points and 7.1 assists per game while shooting 46.3% from the field and 38.9% from beyond the arc. Garland has been particularly impressive in the pick-and-roll, where he has been able to create for himself and his teammates.

The Cavaliers have been a solid defensive team this season, allowing just 105.7 points per game, which is the fourth-best mark in the NBA. They have been particularly effective at defending the three-point line, allowing opponents to shoot just 33.6% from beyond the arc. They have also been a strong rebounding team, averaging 44.3 rebounds per game.

 

Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons have had a tough season so far, as injuries and poor play have left them with the worst record in the Eastern Conference. They are currently on a nine-game losing streak and have struggled to find any consistency on either end of the court.

Despite their struggles, there have been a few bright spots for the Pistons this season. Bojan Bogdanovic has been one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA this season, averaging 21.6 points per game while shooting 41.1% from beyond the arc. He has been the Pistons' primary scoring option and has done a good job of keeping them in games.

Jaden Ivey has also been a bright spot for the Pistons in recent weeks. The rookie guard has shown flashes of brilliance, averaging 15.4 points per game over his last ten games while shooting 44.9% from the field and 36.8% from beyond the arc. He has shown a willingness to attack the basket and has been able to create his own shot.

The Pistons have struggled on both ends of the court this season. They are averaging just 101.5 points per game, which is the second-worst mark in the NBA, and are allowing 113.7 points per game, which is the fifth-worst mark in the league. They have also struggled on the boards, averaging just 42.8 rebounds per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Detroit are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games.

Detroit are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.

Detroit are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games against Cleveland.

Detroit are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Cleveland.

Detroit are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Cleveland are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games.

Cleveland are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 12 of Cleveland's last 17 games against Detroit.

 

Prediction

The Cavaliers are heavy favorites in this game, and for good reason. They are a talented team that has been playing well recently, led by the dynamic scoring of Donovan Mitchell. The Pistons, on the other hand, are one of the worst teams in the league and are plagued by injuries. They have lost nine of their last ten games and have struggled to score points.

The Cavaliers are also a strong defensive team, which should give them an advantage over the Pistons. The Cavaliers should be able to limit the Pistons' scoring opportunities and control the game on both ends of the court.

In the end, the Cavaliers should win this game comfortably and cover the -13.5 points spread. The Pistons are simply too depleted and outmatched to compete with the Cavaliers in this matchup. Look for Mitchell to have another big game and lead the Cavaliers to a dominant victory.

The Cavaliers have been one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference this season, and they will be looking to continue their strong play against the Pistons. They have been led by Donovan Mitchell, who has been one of the best players in the league this season. Mitchell has been a scoring machine, and the Pistons will have a tough time stopping him.

The Pistons, on the other hand, have been one of the worst teams in the league this season. They have been plagued by injuries and poor play, and they are currently on a nine-game losing streak. They will be without several key players in this game, which will make it even tougher for them to compete.

In the end, the Cavaliers should be able to control this game from start to finish. They are simply too talented and too well-coached to let the Pistons get the best of them. Look for the Cavaliers to win this game comfortably and cover the -13.5 points spread.

 

PICK: Cavaliers -13.5 (-110)

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