Central rivals Cleveland Cavaliers (39-26) and Detroit Pistons (15-48) hit the court for another matchup at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Saturday. The Detroit Pistons sit 11 positions behind the fourth-ranked Cleveland Cavaliers in 15th place in the Eastern Conference. Although the Cleveland Cavaliers lost their last game, they are confident of a swift rebound. The favorable odds are on their side, and with the added benefit of playing at home, the Detroit Pistons must tread carefully.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Detroit Pistons Betting expert picks
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Detroit Pistons Moneyline
Go for the Cleveland Cavaliers to win (1.08) on the moneyline.
Despite slipping to a 117-113 defeat against the Boston Celtics last time out, the Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to return to winning ways. Form-wise, they’re in decent shape, going 6-4 in their last 10 games. Odds of -1205 imply there is a 92% chance of a home win on the moneyline. The Detroit Pistons have +750 moneyline odds for a road win. Unfortunately, they have been struggling when they play away from home lately, dropping eight of their last ten road games. Their most recent game resulted in a 115-117 defeat by the Chicago Bulls.
Saturday’s game against the Detroit Pistons should be the perfect stage for the Cleveland Cavaliers to get back on track. They may be coming off a loss, but they are still favorites to win with home-court advantage on their side.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Detroit Pistons Spread
Take the Cleveland Cavaliers -14.0 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the 14-point favorites over the Detroit Pistons, according to the list of Ohio sportsbooks. If the hosts hold that to be true, they could well be on their way to one of the biggest victories on Saturday. The average points difference between the teams was 11.6 points from their last ten matchups.
At the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, the Cleveland Cavaliers have put together a 20-11-2 ATS record. Their record for the season is 35-28-2 ATS. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been a reliable pick when it comes to covering the spread. They have had success in their last two games, going 6-4 ATS in their last ten matches.
The Detroit Pistons have a 15-15-2 ATS road record for the season, going 27-33-3 ATS in all games. The visitors are 5-5 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 5-5 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Detroit Pistons Total
Total under 220.0 (1.91) is our pick on the total.
Based on the recent head-to-head record between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons, we shouldn’t expect a points galore. The total averaged 202 points in their past ten meetings, while the last five at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse produced 209.6 points on average.
For this latest showdown, the total line is available at 220.0. This is 25.6 points higher than the combined 194.4-point average the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Under in the total market returns odds of -110.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have gone 31-33 O/U for the season. The total went over in five of their last six games. Looking back on the last five games at home court, the total went under three times. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 6-4 O/U overall from their previous ten matches overall.
The last two Detroit Pistons road games went under the total. Their record away from home is 16-16 O/U. The total has gone under in three of the last five Detroit Pistons road games, averaging 221.6 points.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Detroit Pistons Betting trends
Odds for Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers is Provided by the best sports betting sites in Ohio.
- Moneyline (ML): Detroit Pistons (+750) | Cleveland Cavaliers (-1205)
- Against the spread (ATS): Detroit Pistons +14.0 (-110) | Cleveland Cavaliers -14.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 220.0 (-110) | (-110)
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
A 117-113 loss to the Boston Celtics last time out extended the Cleveland Cavaliers’ miserable run of form in the league, leaving the hosts with four defeats in five games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been having trouble scoring points this season. Their average of 111.9 points per game is one of the lowest in the NBA going into Saturday’s matchup. The defense, on the other hand, hasn’t been as effective in putting the brakes on opposing offenses of late. In the past five outings, 115.8 have been lost on average. This is more than the home team usually gives up, having allowed a decent 106.7 per game this season.
The Cleveland Cavaliers were unable to make the playoffs last year, despite getting a spot in the Play-In Tournament. However, they have had an impressive revival this season, currently standing fourth in the Eastern Conference and second in the Central Division.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have no reported injury concerns ahead of their latest matchup.
Detroit Pistons Form
Form is not looking good for Detroit Pistons, who came up short in a 115-117 defeat against Chicago Bulls last time out. Moreover, they have lost their last six road matches in a row. Their overall record for the last 10 games is 1-9.
The Detroit Pistons have had trouble scoring points this season. Their 111.8 points per game average ranks them near the bottom of NBA teams in this category. On the defensive end of the floor, the away team has given up 112.8 points in the last five outings and 119.2 points on average for the season.
Last year, the Detroit Pistons failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 24-58 regular season. They ended up 14th in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Central Division. Their chances of reaching postseason play this season don’t look good either, with the away side 15-48 so far.
Alec Burks, Bojan Bogdanovic, Isaiah Livers, Isaiah Stewart, RJ Hampton, Cade Cunningham, and Jalen Duren are all carrying injuries going into the latest Detroit Pistons game.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Detroit Pistons H2H history
In their last matchup, the Cleveland Cavaliers took a 113-85 win over the Detroit Pistons. The game took place at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on February 2023. In the last ten Central matchups between these teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers came out as the victor more often than not. They claimed six wins against the Detroit Pistons, leaving them with an overall record of 6-4.
While the Cleveland Cavaliers averaged 105 points, the Detroit Pistons performed an average of 97 points in their ten most recent head-to-head games.