Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 3/25/2014
Wednesday, March 26, 7:30 PM on FSOH, FSDT
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
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The Cleveland Cavaliers were able to extend their longest winning streak of the season the last time they played the Detroit Pistons in a 93-89 away victory. Kyrie Irving made a late 3-pointer with just under 30 seconds remaining to seal the win for the visitors in what was a close game throughout.
Cleveland power forward Tristan Thompson had the tough task of guarding both Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe throughout the game, but handled himself quite well. The third-year forward finished the game with 25 points, 15 rebounds and zero turnovers. His best work came in the Cavs' big fourth quarter where he scored 14 points and helped Cleveland erase a double digit deficit.
Drummond had a good game for the Pistons, scoring 16 points and pulling down 17 rebounds in the loss. Josh Smith finished the contest with 18 points and 10 boards.
It was obvious from the beginning that Cleveland's strategy was to try to stop the Pistons from scoring inside. This gave Detroit point guard Brandon Jennings the chance to have a big game, but he happened to have one of his coldest shooting nights of the season. He went 3-for-14 from the field and scored just 9 points for the Pistons.
The win gave the Cavs a four game winning streak, which was the longest streak since back in 2010 when LeBron James was still on the team.
Cleveland is 15-21-0 ATS on the road this season
Cleveland is 18-17-1 against the over/under on the road this season
Detroit is 15-21-0 ATS at home this season
Detroit is 24-11-1 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/23/14 G C.J. Miles Ankle questionable
03/17/14 G Kyrie Irving Bicep expected to miss 2 weeks
03/10/14 F Anthony Bennett Knee out indefinitely
01/28/14 G Carrick Felix Knee out indefinitely
03/18/14 C Josh Harrellson Knee out indefinitely
02/20/14 G Chauncey Billups Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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