Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 11/17/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (8-2) at Detroit Pistons (5-5)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +5 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, FSDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons square off Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to keep the ball rolling after a strong 8-2 start. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 95.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 27 points and 6.4 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.2 points and 12.1 rebounds. Mo Williams is dishing 5.1 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.1 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are getting 73.9 points from their starting unit and have topped 100 points in seven of their last nine games. The Cavs are grabbing 11.2 offensive rebounds per game, one more than league average. Both of the Cavs losses this season have come on their home court.
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The Detroit Pistons look for a nice win to get a game above a .500 record. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 96.6 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 97.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 20.4 points and five assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 18.5 points and 19 rebounds. Marcus Morris is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Spencer Dinwiddie is dishing two assists. The Detroit Pistons are grabbing 48 rebounds per game, 14.3 of which are offensive which is four more than league average. The Pistons advantage on the glass is helping, but their lack of consistent offense has killed them as of late. The Pistons are 2-1 on their home court this season.
The Cavaliers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Central. The Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Pistons can hang in this game with their defense and rebounding, but they don't have enough horses offensively for the Cavs. This is going to be an ongoing issue for the Pistons. Give me the Cavs to win and cover the reasonable number.