Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 11/20/2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Monday, November 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers head into this matchup with a mark of 9-7. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 110.6 points per contest while giving up 112.2 per game. The Pistons have an overall mark of 10-5. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.3 points per contest and giving up 101.5, which is a point differential of 3.8.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-10-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 11-5-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 10-4-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is out indefinitely
11/02/17 C Tristan Thompson Calf is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/19/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Minnesota
Lebron James comes into this contest averaging 28.9 points per game while playing 38.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Kevin Love averages 18.3 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 10.3 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Andre Drummond averages 13.5 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 15.7 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Tobias Harris averages 19.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.56 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 16 per game. The Cavaliers allow 112.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 25.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 15th in the league with 105.3 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.87. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Pistons are 26th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Pistons surrender 101.5 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game this season.
The Cavaliers are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.8, and their defensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Cleveland is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 1st in the league.
Detroit is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Pistons are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 20th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +2.5
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