Cleveland Cavaliers (0-4) vs Detroit Pistons (3-0)Date : 10/25/2018
Time : 7:00 PM ET
Location : Little Caesars Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons
The Pistons will welcome the Cavs to Little Caesars Arena as they will be looking for their 4th straight win of the season while the Cavs are still winless in the post LeBron era. Game tips off at 7:00 PM ET.
Cleveland Cavaliers's Latest Performance :
This was expected from the Cavs as they start their rebuilding process they are now winless in their first four games. The first time since losing the first five games of LeBron James’ rookie season in 2003-04. They have trailed by at least 20 points in each game. The Cavs had no answer for the Nets 3rd quarter run as they lost to yet another blowout. Kevin Love led the charge for the Cavs with 14 points and 11 rebounds but shot 4 of 9 and did not take a shot during the decisive third quarter. Jordan Clarkson and rookie Collin Sexton also scored 14 points apiece as the Cavaliers shot 38.2 percent and missed 15 of 18 3-point attempts. Tristan Thompson made 1-of-10 from the field for two points with 12 rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 24 minutes with these kinds of shooting performances wins will be very hard to come for the Cavs this season. The task doesn’t get easier as they will play the undefeated Pistons who has started the year off incredibly.
Detroit Pistons's Latest Performance :
The Pistons are coming off a thrilling victory against the Phillies that went into overtime. Griffin capped off a 50-point night with a three-point play with 1.8 seconds left in overtime, giving the Detroit Pistons a 133-132 victory to remain perfect on this young season. All the games have been decided by a point or two it shows you that Pistons team won’t give up until the very last possession. Blake Griffin became the first Pistons to score 50 points and have at least 10 rebounds and five assists. He added 14 rebounds and six assists. He is really putting this franchise on his back and proving to everyone that he still got what it takes to lead a team and do it against a team like the 76ers makes it even more impressive. Drummond scored 14 points on 6-for-20 shooting and had 16 rebounds, three steals, and two blocked shots. Drummond is enjoying his new partnership with Griffin as the two make a really solid frontcourt. Once Drummond gets it going offensively this team will be very hard to stop. Playing against the winless Cavs I expect them to dominate from the very beginning
How Cleveland Cavaliers & Detroit Pistons Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Pistons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest.
Against The Spread Selection: Detroit Pistons -7
My reason for the pick :
The Pistons should be able to come up with an easy win against the Pistons in this game as this should an easy game to back up. Griffin is coming off his best game as a rookie so he should follow up with a great performance since he is now the heart of the Pistons offense, the Pistons are undefeated under their new coach Casey as they will win their 4th game in a row at home. For the Cavs, they won’t have enough pieces to match up with this Pistons team as they drop yet another game with Kevin Love as their primary scorer I don’t see them getting the job done. Go with the Pistons in this game.
Betting trends for Cleveland Cavaliers:
- Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Betting trends for Detroit Pistons:
- Pistons are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.