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(6-6) Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (9-2)
Date: Friday November 18
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Cavs -9
NBA Betting Total: 205
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A Central Division showdown has the Cavaliers welcome the Detroit Pistons into Cleveland.
Detroit is at .500, while the Cavs sit at the top of the East at 9-2.
Detroit won last season’s series 3-1.
Detroit has a couple of good pieces on their roster, mainly center Andre Drummond and polarizing guard Reggie Jackson. This is a young roster who may contend for a playoff spot if they can catch some breaks along the way.
Andre Drummond is a good young center and arguably the best rebounder in the league. His problem has been, like most centers, his ability to shoot free throws.
This season that has been a revelation as he is making 52% of his shots from the line.
His touches have been in the 13-15 attempts range, but if he can get 17-20 shots a game, there’s no reason he can’t average 18 points and 12 rebounds for the season.
With Reggie Jackson still sidelined, Tobias Harris has been the main scoring option for the Pistons. The athletic wing is averaging over 17 points per game, and is a force on the boards.
He finished his last game against the Knicks with 19 points and 10 rebounds, the second time he has reached double digit rebounds this season.
He will have a tough task in this game going up against Lebron James, so don’t look for him to put up big numbers.
The Pistons front line will have to do a better job defending Kevin Love after letting Kristaps Porzingis dominate them.
He finished the game with 35 points and scored 10 straight points in the second quarter. Playing defense like that is a recipe for disaster against such a talented team.
The Cavaliers had Lebron take a night off against the struggling Pacers, and the Cavs lost by 10.
He will be a dominant force in this game, since missing the battle with Paul George kept him rested after the game the previous night. The main wing player guarding him will be Tobias Harris, and Lebron won’t have any trouble putting up a triple double in this one.
Kyrie Irving had a pretty good game matched up against Jeff Teague on Wednesday night. The All Star point guard had 24 points nd 7 assists, but was just 1-5 from behind the arc.
He should put up similar numbers in this one, as Reggie Jackson being sidelined hurts the perimeter defense of the Pistons. It wouldn’t surprise me to see Kyrie get 25 points and 10 assists in this game.
Kevin Love had his best game of the season against the Pacers on Wednesday night. The big man had a season high 27 points to go along with 16 rebounds.
He also made 4 three pointers and his ability to stretch the floor was showcased all night.
Andre Drummond won’t be able to match up with him so Love should be able to put in another big performance, He will knock down 5 3’s i this game and finish with 28 points and 11 rebounds.
NBA Betting Trends:
- DET are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Under is 8-3 in DET last 11 overall.
- Under is 7-3 in DET last 10 vs. NBA Central.
- CLE are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Under is 7-3 in CLE last 10 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Under is 19-9 in CLE last 28 Fri. games.
- Over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Cleveland.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
Cleveland gets a rested Lebron James, and a red hot Kevin Love.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cleveland ATS
This one should be easy for the Cavs.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 111 – Detroit 91
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