Cavaliers at Pistons Game 3 - 4/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (59-25) at Detroit Pistons (44-39)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +4 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, FSOH, FSDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons meet Friday night for game three at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Cleveland Cavaliers can all but put this series to bed with a victory by taking a 3-0 lead. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 106.5 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 95.5 points on 47 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.5 points and seven assists while Kevin Love is averaging 22 points and 11.5 rebounds. Kyrie Irving is dishing five assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 43.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 41.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have split their last eight road games. Mo Williams is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Detroit Pistons need a victory here in order to have any chance of winning the series. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 106.5 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 95.5 points on 47 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 15.5 points and 6.5 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 11 points and nine rebounds. Andre Drummond is grabbing nine rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing 2.5 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 41.3 percent from beyond the arc and 62.5 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 43.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won five of their last eight home games.
The Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Central. The Pistons are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 Friday games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Pistons have competed with the Cavs in this series and are more than capable of stealing a game. If that's going to happen, it will be this one. I like the points.