Free NBA Playoffs Pick: Cavaliers vs Pistons Lines
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(0-2) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons (2-0)
Round 1: Game 3
Date: Sunday April 17, 2016
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue:The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Cleveland -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 200.5
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Detroit has been right there with the Cavaliers in both games. However, 2nd half slip ups have costed them a chance at stealing a game.
Now, they’re pretty much in a must win situation playing at home in Game 3, down 2-0.
The one good, encouraging thing for the Pistons has been their will and fight. Detroit has not backed down from the Cavaliers and they have been right there in both games.
Detroit led by 7 in the 4th quarter of Game 1 and held a lead in the 3rd quarter of Game 2 before putting up just 15 points in that quarter to seal their fate.
The Pistons are not backing down from Cleveland at all. Stanley Johnson said postgame that the whole Cavs team just talks. He has been seen playing some very physical defense with Lebron James both outside and in the paint. Johnson must keep up his physical play if Detroit has any chance here.
The Pistons return home to a place where they are 26-15 SU and 24-15-2 ATS.
Take nothing away from Cleveland thus far through the first two games. The Cavaliers have gotten everything they can handle and then some, but have answered everything Detroit has thrown at them.
The Cavaliers hit 20 3-pointers in the Game 2 win as they went on a giant run in the 3rd quarter, stepping things up on both ends of the floor.
Cleveland knew JR Smith would be a crucial part to their success here in the postseason and he certainly stepped up in a big way last time out. Smith finished with 21 points after scoring just 9 in Game 1. Smith provides just another outside threat that the Pistons have to worry about.
Cleveland has gone 24-17 SU away from home, but just 17-21-3 ATS in that span.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Cavaliers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Friday games.
- Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
- Pistons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Pistons are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
The Cavaliers have gotten through all the Pistons runs this series.
Things will be tough in Detroit, but the Cavaliers just have way too many weapons for the Pistons to deal with.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cleveland -4.5
The Cavaliers pull away in the 2nd half and handle Detroit with ease, going up 3-0.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 115 – Detroit 103
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