Cavaliers vs. Pistons - 2/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (27-29) at Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 207 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, FSOH
The Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers square off Monday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Detroit Pistons need a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 100.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.1 points and 6.2 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 21 points and four rebounds. Andre Drummond is grabbing 14.9 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing 1.8 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 64.5 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 96.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25 points and 7.2 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 19 points and 4.4 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.4 rebounds and J.R. Smith is dishing 1.6 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won four straight home games.
The Pistons are 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 Monday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cavaliers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pistons are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Cleveland.
The Pistons aren't looking sharp right now and now have to play a hot Cavs team on the end of a back to back. While I've been fading the Cavs for a while now, this seems like a really bad spot for the Pistons. Take the home team by double digits.