Cleveland Cavaliers (0-4) at Detroit Pistons (3-0)
|Date & Time||Thursday October 25, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Detroit Pistons -7 -- Over/Under: 223.5
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons meet Thursday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are still looking for their first win of the season after a rough 0-4 start. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 112.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 126.7 points on 49.5 percent shooting. Kevin Love is averaging 20.7 points and 14.3 rebounds while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.7 points and one assist. Cedi Osman is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is dishing four assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 43.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have split their last 10 road games.
The Detroit Pistons look for another victory to start 4-0 for the first time since the 2008-09 season. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 118 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 116 points on 49.8 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 36.3 points and 11.3 rebounds while Reggie Jackson is averaging 20 points and 4.3 assists. Reggie Bullock is the third double-digit scorer and Andre Drummond is grabbing 16.3 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games. The Pistons are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Detroit, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
We've seen nothing from the Cleveland Cavaliers that suggests backing them here, as they've been badly outplayed in all four games and three of the four losses have been decided by double digits. The Detroit Pistons are off to their best start in about a decade and have their two all stars playing like all stars out of the gate. The Cavs are horrible defensively and are fresh off a blowout loss to the Nets in which they shot just 38.2 percent from the field. It's bad in Cleveland, and I want no part of this team right now. Give me the Pistons in a home beatdown.