Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 1/7/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit -2
Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons (13-24, 4th in the Central Division) travel to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Tuesday where they'll take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (10-26, 5th in the Central Division). Detroit opens this game as 2 point favorites. The O/U is set at 214.5.
The Pistons cover 38.9% of the time, having gone 14-22-1 ATS. Cleveland covers the spread 40.0% of the time, going 14-21-1 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
10/29/19 PG Reggie Jackson Back is out indefinitely
01/05/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland
01/05/20 PF Markieff Morris Foot is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/05/20 SG Kevin Porter Jr. Knee left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Detroit
01/05/20 C Tristan Thompson Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Detroit
01/03/20 PF Larry Nance Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 15.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 63%. Derrick Rose averages 17.3 points per game in 24.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.7 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Tristan Thompson averages 12.4 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 59%. Collin Sexton averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 108.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 16.0 per game. The Pistons allow 111.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 29th in the league with 104.4 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -9.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 21.1. The Cavaliers are 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.4. The Cavaliers surrender 113.6 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.9 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game.
The Pistons are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Detroit is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league.
Cleveland is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league. The Cavaliers are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 114.5 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -2
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