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2021 NBA Handicapping
(2-8) Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (7-5)
Date: Friday, November 12th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pistons | Cavaliers (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -5
NBA Betting Total: 204
Friday, November 12th finds the Detroit Pistons facing the. Cleveland Cavaliers in their first meeting this season.
Both teams last played on Wednesday with the Pistons collecting their second win of the season by taking down the Rockets 112-104 while the Cavaliers battled the Wizards losing 94-97.
Last season, the squads played three times with the Cavaliers winning two of the three contests. The Pistons hold the all-time record having bested the Cavaliers in 130 of their 225 matches.
In the first meeting between the top two draft picks of 2021, it was Cade Cunningham who won both the game and had the better overall performance.
Cunningham scored 20 on 8 of 18 (4 of 8 from deep) with four rebounds, three assists, two steals, a block, and four turnovers.
Green scored more (23) but shot worse 8 of 20 from the field and 3 of 11 from deep adding five rebounds, two assists, and two turnovers.
Jerami Grant was the top Pistons producer though with 35 points, five rebounds, three assists, and two blocks.
Saddiq Bey (16 points, nine rebounds) and Kelly Olynyk (13 points) were the other double-figure scorers but the latter hurt his knee forcing him to leave the game.
Olynyk (knee), Isaiah Liver (foot), and Chris Smith (knee) are all questionable for Friday.
Two duos are making an impact for Cleveland and their chemistry is part of the reason for the Cav’s early success.
Upfront it’s rookie Evan Mobley and young vet Jarrett Allen finding a way to may two bigs complement each other on the floor. In the backcourt, it’s youngster Darius Garland and veteran Ricky Rubio who’ve meshed
The latter will be even more necessary now that Collin Sexton will miss significant time after tearing his meniscus.
This season the Cavaliers have excelled at keeping games close and coming from behind to win in clutch time. For example, they beat Toronto after trailing for all but 4.8 seconds of the game.
Wednesday they learned how hard it is to hold the lead as the Wizards came back from being 10 down to overtake the Cavs in the last 11.7 seconds.
Rubio led the scoring with 20 (plus five rebounds, five assists, 2 steals) while Allen dropped a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds. Youngsters Mobley and Garland each scored 19.
That quartet were the only ones to each double-figures for the Cavs.
Kevin Love and Lauri Markkanen are both in quarantine although the latter is listed as questionable for Friday. Collin Sexton suffered a torn meniscus and will be out for the foreseeable future.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in the last 10 head to head
- The Cavaliers are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
- Over Under is 10-0 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
- The Pistons are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games.
- The Cavaliers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone under in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games.
- The total has gone under in 8 of Cleveland’s last 10 games.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
Although the win in Houston likely felt great and Cunningham is finding his rhythm looking better each game unfortunately the Cavs will be eager to get back in the win column
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavaliers -5
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