Cleveland Cavaliers (12-7) vs. Detroit Pistons (5-16)
November 27, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Pistons +7.5; Over/Under: +223
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The Detroit Pistons play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday night.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been in decent shape, but they will be eager to bounce back in this one after having their four-game win streak halted by the Bucks in a 117-102 road loss on Friday. Donovan Mitchell led the team with 29 points on 11 of 24 shooting, Darius Garland added 20 points while Isaac Okoro chipped in with 13 points off the bench. As a team, the Cavaliers shot 39 percent from the field and 12 of 33 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in control after outscoring the Bucks by 63-52 in the first half, but they went ice-cold and managed just 10 points in the third quarter to allow the Bucks to run them down and blown them away in the end. Evan Moley had a rough night as he finished with just eight points on two of 12 shooting.
Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons have been in rough shape as they’ve lost 16 of their first 21 games of the season and they will be hoping to bounce back after coming up short against the Lakers in a 108-102 road loss on Friday. Bojan Bogdanovic led the team with 19 points, Killian Hayes and Alec Burks scored 17 points each while Marvin Bagley added 13 points with 12 rebounds. As a team, the Pistons shot 42 percent from the field and nine of 26 from the 3-point line as they started well to take the lead into halftime, but they couldn’t stop the Suns in the second half. To add insult to injury, Bogdanovic left the game in the final seconds with a right knee injury.
Looking at the betting trends, the Cavaliers are 0-5 ATS in their last five road games, 12-38-2 ATS in their last 43 games following a loss of more than 10 points and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games overall. The Pistons are 5-0 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record, 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall.
Head to head, the over is 5-1-2 in the last eight meetings in Detroit and the over is 11-2-2 in the last 15 meetings overall.
The Cavaliers are shorthanded again as Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen are both questionable, while Kevin Love and Lamar Stevens are both ruled out. The Pistons have their own injuries to deal with as Isaiah Stewart, Bojan Bogdanovic, Jaden Ivery, Saddiq Bey and Cory Joseph are all questionable. The Pistons were more than competitive in their narrow loss to the Lakers on Friday, but they’re just so banged up at the moment, so I’ll stick with the more reliable Cavaliers who will surely come out swinging after having their four-game win streak snapped in their last outing. Mitchell and Garland have been on fire for the Cavaliers, and I think they will be the difference in this matchup.