Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons - 12/3/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Pistons (7-13) at Cleveland Cavaliers (5-14)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +1 -- Over/Under: 215.5
TV: FSDT, FSOH
The Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 108.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 108.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 18.5 points and 4.8 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.1 points and 17.1 rebounds. Luke Kennard is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Rose is dishing 5.6 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost nine straight road games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers also need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 104.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Colin Sexton is averaging 17.8 points and 2.4 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.3 points and 11.1 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 10.4 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost six of their last seven home games.
The Pistons are 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-15-2 ATS in their last 22 road games and 8-21-1 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Cavaliers are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Pistons are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Cleveland and the home team is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Pistons last 4 road games. The under is 5-1 in Cavaliers last 6 home games.
The Detroit Pistons are losing games, but they're still outscoring teams by an average of 6.2 points in their last five games, so there's signs of progress. The Cleveland Cavaliers are losing their last five games by an average of 11.8 points and are losing at home by an average of 5.6 points. Both of these teams are lousy, but the Pistons are the better side, so in a tossup game, I'm backing Detroit on the road. The Cleveland Cavaliers bring nothing to the table that makes me want to get behind them.