Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 10/25/2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 7.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers head into this matchup with a mark of 0-3. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -14 as they average 112.7 points per contest while giving up 126.7 per game. The Pistons have an overall record of 3-0 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 118 points per game and surrender 116, good for a point differential of 2.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 2-1-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 3-0-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kevin Love comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 14.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 30% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. George Hill averages 12.7 points per game in 28 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 1 rebound per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Andre Drummond averages 16 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 16.3 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Blake Griffin averages 36.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.3 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 112.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -14 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 47 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 16 per game. The Cavaliers allow 126.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 50% shooting percentage and a 44% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 27.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 11th in the league with 118 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 47 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 21.3. The Pistons are 29th in turnovers per game with 10.3. The Pistons surrender 116 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 50% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 28.7 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game.
The Cavaliers are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 122.7 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 21st. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Cleveland is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 58%, which is 3rd in the league.
Detroit is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 8.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Pistons are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 19th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 22nd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -7.5
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