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(22-25) Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (28-19)
Date: Sunday January 28
Time: 6:00 PM EST
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -8
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
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Sunday January 28 finds the Detroit Pistons heading to Quicken Loans Arena to face the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Central Division teams both have been in free fall. Detroit lost their seventh in a row to the OKC Thunder Saturday and is on the second night of a back to back. The Cavaliers flirted with giving away the game again, but managed to stop a Pacers sweep led by LeBron James triple-double.
Last season, the squads split their four meetings. This year the Central Division foes have played once with the Cavaliers winning. The Pistons hold the all-time record having bested the Cavaliers 123 of their 211 matches.
The squad who began the season with a legitimate top five production hasn’t come close to resembling their early season prowess. Since Reggie Jackson suffered a grade three ankle sprain the Pistons haven’t been able to right the ship.
Stan Van Gundy’s rotations have been curious given Ish Smith can’t keep up with his counterparts while rookie Luke Kennard is producing at a level warranting much more than 18 minutes per contest.
Andre Drummond took to social media shortly after learning he’d been left off the All-Star team, however it was his 30 points, 24 rebounds, 4 assists, three steals and six block performance which put the punctuation mark on this true feelings.
In terms of injuries Reggie Bullock missed the game against Utah, but was expected to play against the Thunder. Reggie Jackson remains out likely until the end of February and Jon Leuer is expected to miss the rest of the season after ankle surgery.
Several factors played into the Cavaliers win over the Pacers. First and foremost was LeBron James triple-double of 26 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds.
Kevin Love (10 points/13 rebounds) and Tristan Thompson (10 points/10 rebounds) augmented with double-doubles. Perhaps, the high note however, was the contribution from J.R. Smith who scored 23 points and hit seven treys.
Cleveland’s issues are far from resolved in spite of the victory. To wit, the Cavs won the first (+7), second (+6) and third (+4) quarters but scored just 18 points in the fourth while allowing Indy to score 28.
This is the issue for the Cavs squad who (when focused) can deliver three solid quarters, but against better squads they simply can’t keep up with the lengthier, younger teams. Hence their 29th ranked defense.
After all the banter spewed about Love abandoning the team Dwyane Wade was excused from the team to deal with personal issues at home in Chicago and his return date remains unknown.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 14-5-1 in Pistons last 20 road games.
- Cavaliers are 15-36-1 ATS in their last 52 games overall.
- Cavaliers are 16-35-3 ATS in their last 54 home games.
- Teams are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 head to head meetings.
- Over-under is 3-6-1 in teams last 10 head to head matchups.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
With the Pistons playing the night prior and the memory of a 116-88 victory in November this arrival of Detroit at the Q may be exactly what Cleveland ordered. A loss in OKC will mean the Pistons enter on a seven game losing streak.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pistons +8
Sure the Cavs won by 28 points in the last outing, but the current squad still has issues closing out games. I think Cleveland get the win, but I’m not confident LeBron and company can produce a strong final frame to cover the 8.5 spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cavaliers 105 – Pistons 100
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