Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 3/26/14
Cleveland Cavaliers (27-44) at Detroit Pistons (26-44)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -5.5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers will play back-to-back games when they take to the road to play the Detroit Pistons. This will be the third of four scheduled meetings between these two teams, and the series is currently split.
The Cavaliers are coming off of a Tuesday 102-100 home victory over the Toronto Raptors. The Cavs have now snapped a four-game losing streak with two consecutive wins. On the season, the Cavaliers average 97.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allow 101.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Cavs power forward Tristian Thompson has grabbed double-digit rebounds in three of his last four games and is shooting 51.7 percent from the field in his last five. The Cavaliers have won three of their last four road games and are 34-37 ATS overall and 15-21 ATS on the road.
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The Pistons have lost five of their last six games and return home from a four-game road trip. Detroit’s last game was a 114-94 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday. On the season, the Pistons average 101 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allow 103.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Piston’s center Andre Drummond has posted three straight double doubles since returning from a neck injury. The Detroit Pistons are 31-38-1 ATS overall and 15-21 ATS at home.
The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games. The Pistons are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, while the Cavaliers are 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Cavs are playing much better basketball lately and are coming off a big win over Toronto. The Pistons have been a mess all season long and have lost four of their last six game homes.
Give me the Cavs and the points, please.