Detroit Pistons at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/18/2019
Monday, March 18, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, March 18, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 6.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 35-33. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -0.4 as they average 107.2 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 17-53. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 104.0 points per contest and give up 113.4, which is a point differential of -9.4.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 34-33-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 31-36-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 32-36-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 37-32-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
03/17/19 PG Matthew Dellavedova Concussion is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs Detroit
03/16/19 F Larry Nance Jr. Chest is questionable Monday vs Detroit
03/16/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is questionable Monday vs Detroit
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 15.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 58%. Blake Griffin averages 24.7 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Collin Sexton averages 15.9 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Jordan Clarkson averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 107.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.3 per game. The Pistons allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 29th in the league with 104.0 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 20.9. The Cavaliers are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Cavaliers surrender 113.4 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.4 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game.
The Pistons are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Detroit is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Cleveland is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 116.9 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland +6.5
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