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2009 NBA Playoff Betting: Pistons vs. Cavs Predictions

Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Odds + Playoff Schedule

Cleveland (1) vs. Detroit (8)

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Key to series:  Neither team attacks the boards too hard. If Detroit can talk Rasheed Wallace into joining Antonio McDyess inside every now and then, the Pistons could make it mildly interesting in what might be the final go-around for this group of veterans before the team is blown up.

Season Overall Record:

Cleveland 62-16
Detroit 39-43

Season series: Cleveland 3-1

Head-to-head:Sports Betting at the Sportsbook

(at) Cleveland 79, Detroit 73
(at) Cleveland 99, Detroit 78
Cleveland 90, (at) Detroit 80
(at) Detroit 96, Cleveland 89

Playoff schedule:

Game 1 – Sat April 18 Detroit at Cleveland 3:00PM ABC
Game 2 – Tue April 21 Detroit at Cleveland 8:00PM TNT
Game 3 – Fri April 24 Cleveland at Detroit 7:00PM ESPN
Game 4 – Sun April 26 Cleveland at Detroit 3:30PM ABC
Game 5 * Wed April 29 Detroit at Cleveland TBD
Game 6 * Fri May 1 Cleveland at Detroit TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 3 Detroit at Cleveland TBD
*(If necessary)

Playoff Gambling Trends: If not now for Cleveland, when? The Cavs are healthy and happy, sitting on home-court advantage against all comers. In games they cared about, they were 40-1 in Cleveland. The Pistons have been a tired and mediocre team SU and ATS all season.

How Cleveland wins: Fairly simple here. LeBron James arrives at the arena in one piece, the Cavs mop up in Cleveland and they rest up for the next series.

How Detroit wins: The Pistons slow the game to a crawl, then shoot 45 percent from 3-point territory, 10 points higher than during the regular season. The referees decide to overturn 50 years of NBA tradition and start calling fouls on superstars and James, in foul trouble, sits out long stretches of several games.

Prediction: Cavaliers in 4.

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