Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 11/19/2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons on Monday, November 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 11 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 2-12. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -8.4 as they average 103.4 points per game while giving up 111.8 per contest. The Pistons have an overall mark of 7-6. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 109.8 points per contest and give up 110.7, which is a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 7-7-0 against the spread this season
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 6-7-0 against the spread this season
The Detroit Pistons are 6-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/14/18 SF Cedi Osman Back is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Washington
11/14/18 G Kyle Korver Foot is questionable Monday vs Detroit
11/08/18 PG George Hill Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/06/18 SF Sam Dekker Ankle is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/25/18 G Luke Kennard Shoulder is out indefinitely
Jordan Clarkson comes into this game averaging 15.4 points per contest while playing 24.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Rodney Hood averages 12.9 points per contest in 26.6 minutes per game. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 2.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 95%.
Blake Griffin scores 24.5 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.3 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Reggie Jackson averages 15.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.5 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 103.4 points per contest, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 44.3 boards per contest and 20.2 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 111.8 points per contest, which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 23.8 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 18th in the NBA with 109.8 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.92. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 48.4 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 21.0. The Pistons are 17th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Pistons give up 110.7 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.4 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 45.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Cleveland is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league.
Detroit is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Pistons are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 8th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +11
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