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Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers 01/07/2020 NBA Picks and Previews

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Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers 01-07-2020 NBA Picks and Previews

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers 01/07/2020 – The Detroit Pistons’ road trip makes its next stop in Northeast Ohio, facing the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage Arena. After a rough Western Conference road trip, the Pistons will face the Cleveland Cavaliers to wrap up their schedule away-from-home. Cleveland, on the other hand, will play their last home game before kicking off a six-game road trip on Thursday. Opening NBA betting lines put the Pistons at -145 NBA Moneyline favorites.

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers 01/07/2020

When: January 7, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Stream: SofaScore, NBA League Pass

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers 01/07/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Detroit Pistons -2 (-110) 214.5 o (-110) -145

Cleveland Cavaliers
+2 (-110) 214.5 u (-110) +125
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Detroit Pistons Betting

The Pistons sustained their fourth loss in five games, losing to the Los Angeles Lakers, 106-99. Derrick Rose had another outstanding scoring night with 28 points, while Andre Drummond racked up 12 points and 18 boards. Detroit couldn’t stop the Lakers’ double-barrel attack of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, who combined for 45 points.

Players to Watch: Andre Drummond (17.5 PPG, 15.9 RPG, 2.7 APG)

Luke Kennard (15.8 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 4.1 APG)

Blake Griffin (15.5 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 3.3 APG)

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting

The Cleveland Cavaliers have now suffered four straight setbacks, making their fanbase and star player Kevin Love unhappy with the direction of the team. Dante Exum, though, was the silver lining in their recent loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Aussie guard finished with 28 points off the bench and Collin Sexton tallied 19 points.

Players to Watch: Collin Sexton (18.5 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 2.3 APG)

Tristan Thompson (12.4 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 2.1 APG)

Darius Garland (11.6 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 3.2 APG)

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers 01/07/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Detroit Pistons

Detroit are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 8 games.
Detroit are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games.
Detroit are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Cleveland.
Pistons are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.
Detroit are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games this season.
Detroit are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Pistons are 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Central division.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games.
Cleveland are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games against Detroit.
Their total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit.
Cleveland are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Cleveland are 2-17 SU in their last 19 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Cavaliers are 5-14-1 ATS in their last 20 games played in January.
Cleveland are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games played on a Tuesday.

Injuries

Detroit Pistons

Blake Griffin PF Knee is out indefinitely
Markieff Morris PF Foot is “?” Tuesday vs Cleveland
Reggie Jackson PG Back is out indefinitely
Luke Kennard SG Knee is out indefinitely

Cleveland Cavaliers

Tristan Thompson C Illness is “?” Tuesday vs Detroit
Larry Nance Jr. PF Knee is out indefinitely
Kevin Porter Jr. SG Knee is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Detroit Pistons Cleveland Cavaliers
14-21 Against the Spread 14-20
21-15 Straight Up 18-18
108 Points per Game 104
111 Points Allowed per Game 113
46.35 Offensive FG% 44.75
74.39 Offensive FT% 75.92
37.31 Offensive 3PT% 34.15
47.33 Defensive FG% 48.47
77.09 Defensive FT% 76.68
37.49 Defensive 3PT% 37.64

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks

Online bookmakers are anticipating a tight matchup between these two win-hungry Central Division teams. The Pistons are coming in as 3-point road favorite only because the Cavs are on a four-game losing skid.

Moneyline: I am expecting an upset win from the Cavaliers. Cleveland might be on a losing skid, but the Pistons are coming into the game tired after a grueling Western Conference road trip. Detroit is also not a good road team with a 5-14 record away from Little Caesar’s Arena.

ATS: As my Moneyline pick, the Cavaliers will cover the 3-point spread and get their 15th ATS win of the season.

TOTALs: The total opened at 214.5 points. The Pistons scored 127 points in their last game against the Cavaliers on December 3 to push the total to 221 points in their last game. While I doubt these teams will combine for more than 221 in this game, I expect the total to go OVER since 214.5 points is a pretty reachable figure in today’s NBA.

Score Prediction: 115 – 110 Cavaliers