Pistons at Cavaliers Game 2 - 4/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (44-38) at Cleveland Cavaliers (57-25)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -10.5 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers play game two of their playoff series Wednesday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Detroit Pistons look to even the series up after giving the Cavs a scare in game one. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 17 points and seven assists while Tobias Harris is averaging nine points and 10 rebounds. Andre Drummond is grabbing 11 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing three assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 51.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won five of their last nine road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to take a commanding 2-0 lead after driving game one. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 106 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 50.7 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 22 points and 11 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 28 points and 13 rebounds. J.R. Smith is dishing three assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing six rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 51.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won seven of their last nine home games. Mo Williams is questionable with a knee injury.
The Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Conference Quarterfinals games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Central. The Cavaliers are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Pistons are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Cleveland and 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings overall.
We backed the Pistons in game one, and we're going to do the same here in game two. The Pistons aren't going anywhere, as this is a tough minded team that's extremely well coached by Stan Van Gundy. Detroit could have actually won the game on Sunday if it weren't for a ton of questionable calls that went the Cavs way. Take the points.