Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/26/20

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/26/20 Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers (1-0) at Detroit Pistons (0-1)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

The Line: Detroit Pistons -2.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons meet Saturday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Cleveland Cavaliers look for another win after beating the Hornets in their opener. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 121 points on 52.9 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 50 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 27 points and two rebounds while Darius Garland is averaging 22 points and six assists. Andre Drummond is the third double-digit scorer and JaVale McGee is grabbing seven rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 46.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50 rebounds per game.

The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing their opener to the Timberwolves. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Josh Jackson is averaging 19 points and six rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 15 points and six assists. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Mason Plumlee is grabbing eight rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 22.9 percent from beyond the arc and 37.5 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 26.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.

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The Cavaliers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Pistons are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite. The over is 5-2 in Cavaliers last 7 overall. The over is 35-17 in Pistons last 52 home games. The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Cleveland Cavaliers won their season opener in impressive fashion, but it's going to take more than one win for me to start believing in this roster that's just not all that good. The Detroit Pistons had moments in their season debut, and while they were on the losing end, you can feel somewhat OK about the direction they're heading. I just don't have much confidence in the Cavs. I'll lay the bucket with the Pistons.

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Randy’s Pick Detroit Pistons -2.5

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