Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 1/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+2)
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the site where and the Cleveland Cavaliers (8-9) will take on the Detroit Pistons (4-13) on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Cleveland as 2-point favorites. The total has been set at 214.5.
The Detroit Pistons faced off with the Philadelphia 76ers and earned the victory with a final of 119-104 in their last contest. Detroit ended the contest having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (35 of 70) and knocked down 17 of 38 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Pistons made 32 of 38 attempts for a percentage of 84.2%. With regard to grabbing boards, they collected a total of 47 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 22 dimes in the matchup in addition to earning 6 steals and 6 blocks. In terms of defending, Detroit allowed the other team to shoot 42.6% from the field on 40 of 94 shooting. Philadelphia distributed 15 assists and had 12 steals in this matchup. On top of that, the 76ers snagged 36 rebounds (13 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Philadelphia finished the game shooting 75.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 15 of 20 attempts. They knocked down 9 of 28 attempts from distance.
Delon Wright is one player who played a role for the game. He totaled 28 points on 8 of 12 shooting. He played 36:00 mins played and also grabbed 7 boards. Wright went 66.7% from the field and earned 9 assists. One more player that played a role in this contest for the Pistons was Jerami Grant. He pulled down 8 rebounds and also earned 5 dimes. He finished the game at 46.2% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 6-of-13 (25 points). Overall, Grant was on the hardwood for 32:21 min.
Detroit enters this game with a win-loss record of 4-13 on the campaign. The Pistons are hitting 36.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (229 of 635) and 78.3% from the free throw line. They average 109.5 pts per game (21st in basketball) while hitting 42.8% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 14.6 times per contest and as a team they are committing 21.4 fouls per game. As a team, Detroit is pulling down 43.7 rebounds per game and has totaled 405 dimes on the season, which ranks 15th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Pistons are able to force 16.4 turnovers every game and they draw 22.1 fouls. They are 20th in basketball in giving up assists with 421 conceded for the season. The Pistons defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 47.9% (279 of 375) and they surrender 46.6 boards per game as a group. They are conceding 38.1% from 3-point land and they are ranked 22nd in basketball in points per game allowed (113.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Cleveland Cavaliers took a defeat with a final score of 115-108 when they faced the Los Angeles Lakers. The Cavaliers were able to pull down 29 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards totaling 44 in the matchup. They rejected 3 tries while recording 8 steals for the contest. The Lakers earned 23 personal fouls in this game which took the Cavaliers to the free throw line for a total of 22 shots. They were able to knock down 19 of those for a percentage of 86.4%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, Cleveland made 9 of their 21 tries (42.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cavaliers went 40 out of 86 from the field which had them sitting at 46.5%. The Cavaliers allowed the Lakers to make 42 out of 87 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 48.3% in this game. They finished 31.3% from distance by connecting on 10 of 32 and walked away from this one shooting 21 of 28 at the charity stripe (75.0%). With respect to how they attacked the glass, Cleveland allowed Los Angeles to collect 40 in total (15 on the offensive side).
Andre Drummond was important for the Cavaliers for this contest. He made 11 out of 21 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 52.4%, which had him finishing with 25 points. Drummond collected 17 boards in his 28:02 mins of time on the hardwood and tallied 2 assists in this contest. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Cleveland was Cedi Osman. He ended up finishing with 20 points in his 32:00 mins on the hardwood by going 6 of 11 shooting for the game. Osman finished going 54.5% from the field as well as collecting 2 assists and 2 boards.
Cleveland has a record of 8-9 this season. The Cavaliers are responsible for committing 19.5 personal fouls every game and they go 70.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.9 times per game (20th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 16.3 times per game. Cleveland has tallied 1,776 pts on the season (104.5 per game) and they pull down 44.0 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Cavaliers are connecting on 45.1% from the floor, which is 20th in the league. The Cavaliers on the defensive side of the court are 7th in basketball in PPG allowed with 109.1. They have conceded 24.8 assists and 45.2 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 17th and 17th in the league. The Cleveland defense surrenders 38.8% on shots from beyond the arc (226 of 582) and their opposition knocks down 76.0% of their foul shots. They are forcing 17.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (21st in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-2)
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