Central rivals Cleveland Cavaliers (34-22) and Detroit Pistons (14-41) hit the court for another matchup at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Wednesday. The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the game with the Eastern Conference’s fourth seed, 11 spots behind of the 15th-placed Detroit Pistons. This will be the penultimate regular season matchup between these Central teams, with the Cleveland Cavaliers leading the series 2-0.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Detroit Pistons Betting expert picks
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Detroit Pistons Moneyline
Go for the Cleveland Cavaliers to win (1.13) on the moneyline.
The Cleveland Cavaliers come into Wednesday’s matchup with an impressive three-game winning streak. When they play at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, they usually shine, with six of their last ten home games resulting in a victory. The moneyline odds of -800 imply an 89% chance of them continuing their success at home. The Detroit Pistons have been struggling lately, dropping eight of their last ten matches. In their most recent game, they were defeated by the Boston Celtics by a score of 99-111. Because of their current form, the visitors are the +550 underdogs.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have tallied off three straight wins, so it’s no surprise that they’re favored in this matchup. The Detroit Pistons have struggled on defense, allowing an average of 119.7 points per game, which may justify a spread as high as -12.5 points.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Detroit Pistons Spread
Go for the Cleveland Cavaliers -12.5 (1.91) if you’re looking for a safe bet.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the 12.5-point favorites over the Detroit Pistons, according to the sports betting sites in Ohio. If the hosts hold that to be true, they could well be on their way to one of the biggest victories on Wednesday. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 9.7 points.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have gone 17-9-2 ATS at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Their overall record for the season is 30-24-2 ATS. In terms of covering the spread, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been a safe bet recently. They have covered the spread in their last three outings, going 4-1 ATS in their last five matchups in all.
The Detroit Pistons have gone 13-12-2 ATS on the road. Their overall record for the season is 22-30-3 ATS. In their past 10 matches, the Detroit Pistons went 3-7 ATS and also ended up 4-6 ATS from their ten most recent road trips.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Detroit Pistons Total
Total under 222.5 (1.91) is our pick on the total.
Matchups between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons rarely put a lot of points on board. The past ten games produced a total of 206.9 points between these teams, and 207.33 points in the last five at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
For this latest showdown, the total line is available at 222.5. This is 25.9 points higher than the combined 196.6-point average the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Under in the total market returns odds of -110.
The total has averaged 216.7 points in the last ten Cleveland Cavaliers games. Against the total, the Cleveland Cavaliers have gone over in their past three home games, but are only 3-7 in the last ten overall.
On average, the Detroit Pistons have seen 231.6 points go on board during their past ten matches and 240.4 points in their last five contests on the road. The under market has paid out as the winning bet in each of the Detroit Pistons’ last five games.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Detroit Pistons betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Detroit Pistons (+550) | Cleveland Cavaliers (-800)
- Against the spread (ATS): Detroit Pistons +12.5 (-110) | Cleveland Cavaliers -12.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 222.5 (-110) | (-110)
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
Taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is no mean feat at the moment. The hosts have won four of their last five home games straight up and arrive on the back of a 114-91 win against the Washington Wizards.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been incredibly proficient on the offensive side of the court. Their average points scored per season is 111.8, but they have averaged 116.6 points in their last five games. The home defense has been among the league’s stingiest, allowing opponents an average of 106.5 points in all games and 105.9 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
In contrast to last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers have made a remarkable turnaround, taking fourth place in the Eastern Conference and second place in the Central Division this season after failing to qualify for the playoffs in the Play-In Tournament.
Ricky Rubio and Dylan Windler are both carrying injuries going into the latest Cleveland Cavaliers game.
Detroit Pistons Form
The Boston Celtics handed the Detroit Pistons a second straight defeat in a 99-111 beating last time out, leaving the visitors 2-8 from their past ten games and 2-3 in the last five on the road.
The Detroit Pistons average 112.3 points per contest, putting them near the middle of the pack among NBA teams for most points. On the other side of the ball, the away team has been middle-of-the-pack in defense, giving up 113.4 points in the last five outings and 119.7 points on average for the season.
Last year, the Detroit Pistons failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 24-58 regular season. They ended up 14th in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Central Division. Their chances of reaching postseason play this season don’t look good either, with the away side 14-41 so far.
Marvin Bagley III, Cade Cunningham, and Buddy Boeheim are set to miss the Detroit Pistons game due to injuries.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Detroit Pistons H2H history
In their last matchup, the Cleveland Cavaliers took a 94-102 win over the Detroit Pistons. The game took place at the Little Caesars Arena on November 2022. In the last ten Central matchups between these teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers came out as the victor more often than not. They claimed six wins against the Detroit Pistons, leaving them with an overall record of 6-4.
The Cleveland Cavaliers tallied 106.5 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the Detroit Pistons. The latter managed an average of 100.4 points in comparison.