Cavaliers vs. Pistons - 4/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (31-49) at Cleveland Cavaliers (51-29)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, FSOH
The Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers play Monday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Detroit Pistons look for a win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 98.1 points on 43 percent shooting and are allowing 99.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 17.9 points and nine assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 16.1 points and 10.5 rebounds. Andre Drummond is grabbing 13.5 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing 1.3 assists. The Detroit Pistons are coming off a Sunday win over the Hornets in which they shot 50.6 percent from the field and made 16 threes. The Pistons have won six of their last nine games when topping 100 points. The Pistons have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. On the season, the Cavaliers are averaging 103.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 98.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Kevin Love is averaging 16.5 points and 9.9 rebounds while J.R. Smith is averaging 12.7 points and 2.5 assists. Timofey Mozgov is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Matthew Dellavedova is dishing 2.8 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming off a Sunday loss to the Celtics in which they shot just 39.2 percent from the field and turned the ball over 21 times. The Cavaliers have the second seed wrapped up, so expect them to continue resting starters. The Cavs haven’t lost back-to-back home games since early January.
The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Pistons are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Cleveland.
The Cavs continue to rest players for the playoffs. While I don't love this pick, I'm taking the points after what Cleveland just showed against Boston in back-to-back games.