Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/3/2019
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit -3
Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons (7-13, 3rd in the Central Division) go to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Tuesday where they'll take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (5-14, 5th in the Central Division). Cleveland opens this matchup as 3 point dogs. The O/U opens at 215.5.
The Pistons are covering 36.8% of the time, having gone 7-12-1 ATS. Cleveland is covering 44.4% of the time, going 8-10-1 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/1/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 3
11/13/2019 Khyri Thomas SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/2/2019 Tyler Cook PF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 5
11/29/2019 John Henson PF Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/25/2019 Dylan Windler SG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Dec 3
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 17.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 62%. Luke Kennard averages 16.9 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Kevin Love averages 17.3 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.1 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Collin Sexton averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 108.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 16.8 per game. The Pistons allow 108.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 25.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 27th in the league with 104.7 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -7.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 20.6. The Cavaliers are 18th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Cavaliers surrender 112.1 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 45.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Pistons are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 20th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 4th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Detroit is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 112.8, and their offensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 24th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -3
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