Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons - 10/12/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons - 10/12/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons (1-3) at Cleveland Cavaliers (2-1)

NBA Basketball: Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Breslin Center)

The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 217 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The Detroit Pistons tangle with the Cleveland Cavaliers to end the NBA preseason on Friday.

The Cleveland Cavaliers dropped their first game of the preseason by a 1-11-102 count to Indiana. Cleveland was outscored 31-18 in the second quarter and a second half comeback fell short. The Cavaliers came up short on marksmanship with the Pacers holding a 48.9%-44.9% edge which was the difference.

Kyle Korver was the top Cavs offensive weapon with 17 points on 6-10 from the field including four long balls. John Holland gave Cleveland 13 points on 5-7 accuracy and a 3-3 mark on threes while the twosome of Sam Dekker and George Hill contributed ten points apiece on 6-22 shooting with Hill snagging seven rebounds to go with five assists and four steals.

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The Detroit Pistons never found an offensive groove in a 102-97 loss to visiting Washington on Wednesday. Detroit connected at 35.6% from the floor and the Wizards sank shots at 47% but the game as competitive with the Pistons holding a 23-14 edge at the foul line.

Andre Drummond led the Pistons with 17 points and a monster 20 rebounds on 7-17 while Blake Griffin netted 16 points on 4-10. Detroit received 13 points from Glenn Robinson II on 4-9 from the floor with Ish Smith and Reggie Bullock tossing in 12 points apiece followed by a ten point effort from Reggie Jackson.

Pistons are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and Pistons are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and over is 5-1 in Pistons last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. Under is 7-1 in Cavaliers last 8 games playing on 3 or more days rest and Cavaliers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 3 or more days rest and under is 12-5 in Cavaliers last 17 home games. Pistons are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland and Pistons are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. 

I believe Cleveland has played a bit better in the preseason so I'll grab the points on the home dog...

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Mark’s Pick Cleveland +4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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