Cavaliers at Pistons - 1/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (31-12) at Detroit Pistons (24-21)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +4 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, FSDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons meet Friday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 101.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 95.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.9 points and 6.3 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 15.7 points and 10.8 rebounds. Kyrie Irving is dishing 3.8 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cavs are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Detroit Pistons look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.3 points and 6.5 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.3 points and 15.2 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing 1.9 assists and Marcus Morris is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 64.8 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won five of their last seven home games.
The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pistons are 22-7-1 ATS in their last 30 home games and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 Friday games. The Cavaliers are 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The Pistons have been hit or miss pretty much all season, and I'm not sure they have enough offense to hang with a hot Cavs team. I'll lay the small chalk here.