Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 1/27/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons
Monday, January 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Little Caesars Arena)
Pistons -6.5 O/U 221
The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to the Little Caesars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons have lost their last two games, the most recent loss in overtime to the Brooklyn Nets, falling 121-111 and moving their record on the season to 17-30. Cleveland has dealt with team turmoil this season and comes in having won just two of their last ten games and on a seven-game losing streak. Their last time out, Cleveland was beaten by the Chicago Bulls losing 118-106 to drop their record on the season to 12-34 on the year.
The Pistons come in averaging 109.4 points per game which rank 20th in the NBA but are shooting 46.6% from the field which ranks 10th in the NBA. Leading the Pistons in scoring is veteran guard Derrick Rose who averages 18.8 points per game while also leading the team with 6 assists per game. Manning the paint is Andre Drummond who averages a double-double with 17.3 points and a league-high 15.8 rebounds while efficiently shooting 52.7% from the field.
Cleveland is one of the worst offenses in the NBA this season averaging just 105 points per game to rank 27th in scoring offense. Cleveland is shooting 45.1% from the field to rank 21st in the NBA. Leading Cleveland in scoring is Collin Sexton who is averaging 19.3 points per game while adding 2.4 assists. Manning the middle is the frontcourt duo of Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love, both of who are averaging double-doubles this season. Thompson leads the way with 10.4 rebounds per game while adding 12.3 points per game while Kevin Love averages 17.4 points per game while adding 10 rebounds per game.
Cleveland’s defense has allowed 114.2 points per game which ranks 21st in the NBA while opponents have shot 48.9% from the field which ranks Cleveland last in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage. The Pistons have allowed 111.2 points per game to rank 17th in the NBA but opponents have shot 47.4% from the field which ranks them 26th in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage.
Both the Cavaliers and Pistons are one of the worst bets in the NBA this season with the Cavaliers coming in with a 19-25-2 record ATS on the year. Cleveland has struggled as of late, having covered the spread in just two of their last seven games. The Pistons are 17-28-2 ATS on the season and come in with a 6-14 ATS in their last twenty games. Final score prediction, the Pistons win the game outright but Cleveland keeps it close and covers the spread with an 113-110 final score.