Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons - 1/7/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Detroit Pistons at Cleveland Cavaliers

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse)

DET -3.0 . Total 215.0 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The Detroit Pistons are on the road for a clash with the Cleveland Cavaliers.  The Pistons are (13-24), coming off a 106-99 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.  The Cavaliers are (10-26), after falling to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 118-103.

In the Pistons loss to the Lakers, Detroit was guided on offense by Derek Rose.  Rose converted on 8 of 19 field goals, making all 10 foul shots, totaling 28 points.  The Pistons shot 37% from the floor and 42% from 3-point range.  Detroit saw the Lakers take 14 more shots from the floor, thanks to the Lakers 11 offensive rebounds and forcing 16 turnovers. Detroit gave up 24 fast break points.

In the Cavaliers loss to the Timberwolves, Cleveland was guided on offense by Dante Exum.  Exum connected on 11 of 13 field goal attempts, making 2 foul shots, recording 28 points.  Cavaliers shot 47% from the floor and 32% from distance.  Cleveland took the loss, thanks to their 3-point defense.  The Cavaliers allowed the Timberwolves to make 14 shots from deep.

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Recent Betting Trends:

Pistons are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games.

Pistons are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

The over is 6-2 in Pistons last 8 games.

Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.

Cavaliers are 2-17 SU in their last 19 games against the Eastern Conference.

The over is 5-2 in Cavaliers last 7 games.

The Cavaliers have drastically struggled against the Eastern conference, in their last 19 games.  However, the Pistons have some key injuries, which could affect their chances in this contest.  Detroit has lost 4 of their last 5 games. Cleveland has lost 4 in a row, but also have key players on the injured list.  The difference maker will be Andrew Drummond.  I'll take the Pistons on the road, as Detroit has a better scoring offense and defense.  Final score prediction, Pistons will win and cover, 109-105.  

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Chris’s Pick DETROIT PISTONS -3.0

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

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