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 -6.5 . Total 221.0

The Cleveland Cavaliers are on the road for a matchup with the Detroit Pistons.  The Cavaliers are (10-27), after falling to the Pistons, 115-113.  The Pistons are (14-24), coming off the win against the Pistons.  

The Cavaliers were led on offense by Kevin Love.  Love connected on 12 of 15 attempts from the floor, hitting 2 foul shots, totaling 30 points.  The Cavaliers shot 49% from the floor and 45% from distance.  Cleveland recorded 53 rebounds, while collecting 11 offensive boards.  The Cavaliers led most of the game, leading by as many as 15 points.  

The Pistons were guided offensively by Derek Rose.  Rose converted on 9 of 21 attempts, while sinking 4 foul shots, recording 24 points and 7 assists.  The Pistons shot 46% from the floor and 39% from 3-point range.  Detroit won the game from the foul line, out scoring Cleveland, 18 to 15.  The Pistons trailed essentially the whole game.

Recent Betting Trends:

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

Cavaliers are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games against Detroit.

The over is 4-1 in Cavaliers last 5 games.

Pistons are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games.

Pistons are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games this season. 

The over is 7-2 in Pistons last 9 games.

The Cavaliers have lost 5 games in a row and are going in the wrong direction.  The Pistons after losing 3 in a row, have won 2 of 3 since.  The Cavaliers are 4-13 on the road, while the Pistons are 8-10 at home.  Cleveland is giving up an average of over 114 points per game on the road, while the Pistons are averaging nearly 112 when playing at home.  The Pistons overcame a 15 point deficit in the last game against Cleveland.  I'll take the injured riddled Pistons to win at home, but Cleveland covers, 112-107.



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