Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 4/19/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+1.5)
The Detroit Pistons (17-40) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (20-36) at Little Caesars Arena on Monday. Cleveland opens this matchup as 1.5-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 213.
The Cleveland Cavaliers played the Chicago Bulls and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 106-96 in their last contest. Cleveland ended the game with a 44.3% field goal percentage (39 out of 88) and converted 12 out of their 30 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Cavaliers made 6 of their 7 tries for a rate of 85.7%. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 44 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 27 assists in the game while creating 10 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In regard to defending, Cleveland allowed the other team to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 41 out of 82 shooting. Chicago distributed 30 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. In addition, Chicago collected 38 boards (4 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 1 block. Chicago finished shooting 88.9% at the charity stripe by burying 8 of 9 attempts. They also knocked down 16 of 40 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Darius Garland is one player who came through in this contest. He finished with 22 points on 9 out of 21 shooting. He saw the court for 40:09 mins and collected 2 rebounds. Garland finished the game at 42.9% from the floor and earned 12 dimes. Another guy that was a contributor in this game for the Cavaliers was Collin Sexton. He totaled 5 rebounds in his 34:43 min on the court. He shot 40.0% from the field for the game by shooting 8-of-20 (22 points). When the time ran out, Sexton had 2 assists.
Cleveland steps onto the court with a record of 20-36 for the campaign. They turn it over 15.3 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.5 personal fouls every game. As a team, Cleveland is snagging 42.6 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 1,331 dimes for the season, which is 23rd in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Cavaliers are hitting 34.0% on shots from 3-point land (544 of 1,602) and 74.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 103.8 pts per contest (30th in the NBA) while shooting 45.2% from the field. Defensively, the Cavaliers are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.0 fouls. The Cavaliers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 48.0% (851 of 1,118) and they relinquish 43.8 boards per game as a unit. They currently rank 14th in the league in allowing assists with 1,387 surrendered this season. They are giving up 38.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 11th in basketball in opponents PPG (111.1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Detroit Pistons took a loss by a score of 121-100 against the Washington Wizards. The Pistons recorded 36 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 45 in the game. They coughed up the ball 18 times, while recording 7 steals in the matchup. The Wizards had 24 fouls for the game which took the Pistons to the free throw line for 23 attempts. They were able to knock down 17 of them for a rate of 73.9%. With respect to shots from distance, Detroit made 9 out of 27 tries (33.3%). Overall, the Pistons finished the game shooting 37 out of 84 from the field which gave them a rate of 44.0%. The Pistons permitted the Wizards to make 50 of 94 tries from the floor which had them shooting 53.2% in this contest. They finished 56.3% from three-point range by connecting on 9 of 16 and ended up shooting 12 of 19 from the free throw line (63.2%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Detroit permitted Washington to snag 48 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Josh Jackson ended up being a major contributor for the Pistons for this game. He buried 6 out of 14 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 42.9%, and tallied 2 rebounds. Jackson racked up 17 points in his 29:03 mins on the court and had 2 assists for the game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Detroit was Jerami Grant. He left the arena with 4 assists in 29:37 mins played, and he knocked down 4 of 14 from the floor. Grant wrapped this one up going 28.6% from the field as well as earning 14 points and 1 rebound.
Detroit has a record of 17-40 on the campaign. As an offense, the Pistons are connecting on 44.9% from the field, which is 25th in the league. Detroit has earned 6,131 points on the campaign (107.6 per game) and they grab 42.6 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 24.4 times per contest (17th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 14.8 times per game. The Pistons commit 20.6 personal fouls per contest and they hit 77.1% from the charity stripe. The Pistons are ranked 14th in the NBA in points given up per game with 111.4. The Detroit defense concedes 37.1% on 3-pointers (659 of 1,774) and opponents are knocking down 76.1% of their free throw shots. They give up 24.6 dimes and 44.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 14th and 17th in basketball. They have forced 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 47.8% from the floor (26th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (+1.5)
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