Cleveland Cavaliers (2-12) vs Detroit Pistons (7-6)Date : 11/19/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons
The Cleveland Cavaliers will travel to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan, to face the Detroit Pistons on Monday night at 7 p.m. eastern time. Both teams will have had 5 days off since there last time on the court as the Cavaliers would suffer a 119-95 road loss to the Washington Wizards on November 14th. In this outing, the Cavaliers shot 46% for the night yet only nailed four of 21 three point attempts en route to their 6 loss in seven games. Collin Sexton led the Cavaliers in scoring with 24 points on 9 for 16 shooting from the field.
On the other hand the Detroit Pistons Picked up their third win in four outings by beating the Toronto Raptors on the road by a 106-104 score as Blake Griffin scored 30 points along with grabbing 12 rebounds for the game as Detroit would shoot 48% for the contest while allowing only 20% shooting from the three-point line for the Raptors.
Cleveland Cavaliers's Latest Performance :
In the second end of back-to-back games, the Cleveland Cavaliers came out flat versus the Washington Wizards in their last outing and were blown out as a result. The Wizards outscored the Cavaliers 73-52 at the half en route to the blowout victory as Bradley Beal scored 20 points for the Wizards while Otto Porter had 15 in the winning effort. ”We did a good job of coming out there very aggressive on the defensive end,” Dwight Howard said. ”We got a lot of stops early which allowed us to get a pretty good lead.” And a defensive effort was exactly what was Unleashed as the Wizards prevented the Cavaliers, who have feasted upon the three-point shot thus far in the season in the shooting 35% in this area, in allowing just for threes for the night While racking up 23 turnovers during the game as well.
As stated, the Cavaliers have had little to no success as it relates to consistency thus far in the season, however they seek to change their fortunes against a Detroit Piston squad that continues to have lulls on the offensive end yet remain very potent on the defensive end.
Detroit Pistons's Latest Performance :
The Pistons allowed only 20% shooting from 3-point range versus the Toronto Raptors, as stated. Blake Griffin led the Pistons with 30 points while Reggie Jackson And Langston Galloway chipped in 13 apiece in the victory. Nonetheless, Reggie Bullock was the player of the game as he sunk the game-winning shot as time expired. In all, the Pistons rallied from 19 down in which to collect the all-important victory. Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points for the Raptors in the loss while Kyle Lowry had 14 points along with seven rebounds and seven assists in the loss.
Nonetheless The Pistons will be settling in at home to where three of their next four games will be held. They will certainly be looking for a win against a struggling Cleveland Cavaliers squad that has played horribly on the road thus far in the season.
How Cleveland Cavaliers & Detroit Pistons Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Cleveland is 7-7 ATS while the OU is 5-9
Detroit is 6-7 ATS while the OU is 6-7
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will be a very interesting game for both squads as I believe that Detroit will certainly look to build off the momentum from their last game in which to spur them to yet another victory. On the other hand, Cleveland is simply looking to garner some positive momentum moving forward in what will likely be a very trying season. With that being said, look for both teams to come out focused in this matchup as a win is very important to both. Also, look for the Pistons to set the tone early in this game on the defensive end as this has been the area that has allowed them to be victorious early on in 2018.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Detroit Pistons
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Pistons in this matchup is I believe that Cleveland will continue to struggle much like they have done all season. The Pistons have some positive momentum moving forward as they have won three of their last four games while picking up their last win over a decent Toronto team on the road. As stated, look for them to establish themselves on the defensive end early versus a Cleveland team that has serious problems scoring. With that being said, the home team will indeed start their home stand on a winning note as they will cruise pass the Cavaliers on Monday night.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the under in this matchup as it has been the case in three of the last four home games for the Pistons while also being the result in the last seven games for the Cavaliers. As stated, look for the Pistons to establish themselves early and often on the defensive side of the ball in this matchup, thus preventing the Cavaliers from getting anything going on offense. On the other hand, the Pistons will indeed score some baskets in this game; However, their ability to prevent the Cavaliers from scoring will be the reason as to why they will pick up the win.
Betting trends for Cleveland Cavaliers:
- The Under is 7-0 in Cavaliers last seven games
Betting trends for Detroit Pistons:
- The Pistons are 5-3 ATS in last eight games
- The Pistons are 0-4 ATS in last four home games
- The Under is 3-1 in Pitstons last four home games