Pistons vs Cavaliers Prediction NBA Picks Free 12/2

Pistons vs Cavaliers Prediction NBA Picks Free 12/2

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons - Game Preview

Detroit, MI; Saturday, 5:00 p.m. EST

Spread: CLE -8.5
Over/Under: 223.5

Introduction

The Detroit Pistons aim to stop their 16-game losing streak as they face the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Little Caesars Arena on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. EST. In this game preview, we'll analyze key player statistics, recent team performances, and a final prediction. With the potential return of Bogdanovic and the Cavaliers missing LeVert, the Pistons see an opportunity to compete.

 

Team Analysis

Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavaliers, currently eighth in the Eastern Conference with a 10-9 record, are coming off a recent loss against the Portland Trail Blazers. Missing key players like Dean Wade, Ty Jerome, and Caris LeVert, they face a Pistons team hungry for a win.

Player Spotlight: Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell, averaging 27.6 points per game, leads the Cavaliers' offensive charge. However, the absence of key contributors could impact their performance.

 

Detroit Pistons

The Pistons, currently 15th in the Eastern Conference with a 2-17 record, are determined to turn their fortunes around. With potential returns of Bogdanovic and Ausar Thompson, they look to exploit the Cavaliers' roster gaps.

Player Spotlight: Cade Cunningham

Cade Cunningham, averaging 22.3 points per game, is a rising star for the Pistons. His contribution, coupled with the potential return of key players, could make a significant impact.

Injury Report

The Cavaliers will be without Dean Wade, Ty Jerome, and Caris LeVert, creating an opportunity for the Pistons. Detroit's Ausar Thompson is listed as a game-time decision, while Bogdanovic and Joe Harris are also game-time decisions.

 

Prediction

Anticipate a competitive matchup as the Pistons, driven by the potential return of key players, aim to capitalize on the Cavaliers' roster challenges. With the spread at +8.5 points, Detroit is poised to cover. With the potential return of key players and the Cavaliers missing Caris LeVert, who has been a valuable contributor, the Pistons have a chance to keep this game close. The +8.5 points spread seems achievable for a team hungry for a breakthrough win.

 

Pick: Detroit Pistons +8.5

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