Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 1/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (32-12) at Detroit Pistons (25-21)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +4.5 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons collide at The Palace tonight.
The Cavaliers have won five of their last seven games and will be gunning for a third straight win tonight after crushing the Suns by 115-93 on Wednesday. LeBron James and Kevin Love led the scoring with 21 points each while JR Smith added 18 points, but there was plenty of other players with contributions as the Cavs took full advantage of a shorthanded Suns team. With the easy win, Cleveland improves to 32-12 on the season and 18-3 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Pistons have split their last six games and will be going for a third straight win after beating the 76ers by 110-97 on Wednesday. Reggie Jackson scored 27 points, Andre Drummond added 25 points while Stanley Johnson had 18 as the Pistons battled with the 76ers in a tight contest before blowing them away in a dominant 36-18 fourth quarter. With the win, Detroit improves to 25-21 on the season and 15-7 at home.
In ATS trends, the Cavs are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record but just 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a win of more than 10 points, while the Pistons are 22-7-1 ATS in their last 30 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Cavs are 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Detroit.
The Pistons certainly have the roster to upset the Cavs tonight with a player like Drummond in the paint, but the Cavs looked really fluent on offense in their last couple of games and should be too good for this Pistons team who have been inconsistent lately.