Cavaliers at Pistons Game 4 - 4/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (60-25) at Detroit Pistons (44-41)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 8:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +6.5 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, FSOH, FSDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons meet Sunday night for game four at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to gain some rest before their next series by completing the sweep tonight. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 104.7 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 94 points on 47.6 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 23 points and 8.3 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 21.3 points and 11.7 rebounds. Kyrie Irving is dishing 4.7 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 43.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won five of their last nine road games.
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The Detroit Pistons simply hope to avoid getting swept on their home court. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 94 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 104.7 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 14.7 points and 8.3 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 11.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. Andre Drummond is grabbing 8.3 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing two assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 64.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 43.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won five of their last nine home games.
The Cavaliers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Central. The Pistons are 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Detroit.
It's quite clear the Pistons can't play the Cavs for 48 minutes, as we've now seen three games where they play well for the first half and then fall apart second half. The Cavs three-point shooting also makes it tough for Detroit to keep up. With rest on the line, LeBron will have his troops ready. The Pistons blew their chance.