Cavaliers vs Pistons predictions 1/27/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit -7
Little Caesars Arena is the site where Derrick Rose and the Detroit Pistons (17-30, 4th in the Central Division) will play the Cleveland Cavaliers (12-34, 5th in the Central Division) on Monday. The odds on this contest have Detroit as 7 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 223.
The Cavaliers are covering the spread 42.2% of the time, having gone 19-26-1 ATS. Detroit is covering the spread 37.0% of the time, going 17-29-1 against the spread.
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/13/20 SG Dylan Windler Leg is out for season
01/06/20 SG Kevin Porter Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
01/25/20 PG Reggie Jackson Back is questionable Monday vs Cleveland
01/25/20 SG Tony Snell Illness is questionable Monday vs Cleveland
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Collin Sexton comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Kevin Love averages 17.4 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 10.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Derrick Rose averages 18.8 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.8 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 105.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.3 per game. The Cavaliers allow 114.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 25.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 20th in the league with 109.4 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Pistons are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.4. The Pistons surrender 111.2 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game.
The Cavaliers are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 115.5 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Cleveland is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league.
Detroit is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 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 7th in the league. The Pistons are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland +7
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