The Detroit Pistons and the Cleveland Cavaliers will face off in a Central Division clash at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Cleveland is 40-30 overall and 22-12 at home, while the Pistons are 19-51 overall and 8-28 on the road. Detroit has won two of the three meetings between these teams this season heading into the final matchup.
Cleveland is favored by seven points in the latest Cavaliers vs. Pistons odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 216. Before entering any Pistons vs. Cavaliers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Cavaliers vs. Pistons spread: Cavaliers -7
- Cavaliers vs. Pistons over-under: 216 points
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What you need to know about the Cavaliers
Cleveland has played three close games this week, escaping with wins in two of them. The Cavaliers started the week with an overtime win against the Clippers before coming up short in a 118-114 loss to Philadelphia on Wednesday night. They bounced back with a 119-116 win in overtime against Denver on Friday night.
This will be the fourth game of a five-game homestand for the Cavaliers, as they will host the Lakers on Monday night. Point guard Darius Garland leads Cleveland with 21.3 points and 8.4 assists per game. The Cavs are 11-3 in their last 14 home games.
What you need to know about the Pistons
Detroit got off to a strong start this month, winning three of its first four games. The Pistons fell back to their losing ways immediately after that, dropping four games in a row. They bounced back on Thursday night, beating Orlando in a 134-120 final on the road.
It has not been a good season for Detroit, but it has a chance to win the season series against Cleveland on Saturday night. Power forward Jerami Grant leads the team with 19.0 points per game, while second-leading scorer Cade Cunningham is adding 16.9 points. The Pistons are quietly on a great run against the spread, going undefeated in their last 13 games.
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