Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 11/27/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Sunday, November 27, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-7)
Little Caesars Arena is the location where the Detroit Pistons will play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Detroit is 7-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 221.5.
The Cavaliers took the court against the Bucks and took a loss by a score of 117-102 in their last game. Cleveland ended having earned a 39.1% field goal percentage (34 out of 87) and converted 12 of their 33 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Cavaliers knocked down 22 of their 26 tries for a rate of 84.6%. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 41 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 12 dimes for this contest while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 9 steals. With respect to defending, Cleveland allowed the other team to shoot 50.6% from the field on 42 out of 83 shooting. Milwaukee distributed 27 assists and had 4 steals for the matchup. In addition, Milwaukee had 43 rebounds (8 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Milwaukee finished 72.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 18 of their 25 tries. They also knocked down 15 out of their 32 tries from 3-point land. When it comes to fouls, the Cavaliers ended up finishing with 17 and the Bucks totaled 22 fouls.
Donovan Mitchell is a guy who was a major factor for this contest. He notched 29 points on 11 of 24 shooting. He saw the court for 32 minutes and collected 3 boards. Mitchell ended up shooting 45.8% from the field and also dished out 1 assist.
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Cleveland heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 12-7 for the year. They average 114.8 points per outing (10th in the league) while shooting 48.2% from the field. The Cavaliers are hitting 39.6% on three-point shots (237 of 598) and 80.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Cleveland is snagging 43.9 boards per contest and is sitting with 461 assists on the season, which ranks 17th in basketball in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 15.1 times per game and as a group they are committing 20.3 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Cavaliers are forcing 14.8 turnovers per game while drawing 23.5 personal fouls. They are surrendering 36.7% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 6th in the league in points per game from their opponents (108.1). The Cavaliers defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.8% (741 of 1,618) and they surrender 39.6 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 11th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 456 conceded so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Pistons took a loss by a score of 108-102 when they faced the Suns. When talking about rebounds, Detroit allowed Phoenix to collect 43 in all (11 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 24.1% from 3-point land by hitting 7 of 29 and finished the contest at 17 of 26 from the free throw line (65.4%). The Pistons permitted the Suns to make 42 of 87 tries from the field which had them sitting at 48.3% in this game. When the final whistle was blown, the Pistons shot 39 out of 92 from the field which had them at 42.4%. In terms of shooting from downtown, Detroit converted 9 of their 26 tries (34.6%). They were able to knock down 15 of those for a clip of 93.8%. The Suns were called for 18 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Pistons to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They also turned it over 18 times, while earning 6 steals in the game. The Pistons collected 30 defensive boards and 19 offensive rebounds for a total of 49 for the game.
Killian Hayes ended up being a major contributor for the Pistons in this matchup. Hayes accumulated 17 points in his 38 mins of playing time and accounted for 9 assists for the game. He knocked down 7 out of 18 in this game for a rate of 38.9%, and had 8 rebounds.
Detroit has a win-loss mark of 5-16 so far this year. As an offense, the Pistons are shooting 44.0% from the floor, which ranks them 29th in the league. Detroit has accounted for 2,306 pts for the campaign (109.8 per contest) and they average 43.1 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 21.4 times per contest (28th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.3 times per contest. The Pistons commit 22.9 personal fouls every game and they shoot 79.4% from the charity stripe.
The Detroit defense allows 34.2% on 3-point attempts (241 of 705) and their opponents are converting on 81.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 25.9 dimes and 46.0 rebounds per game, which is ranked 19th and 25th in the league. The Pistons on the defensive end are ranked 27th in the NBA in points given up per game with 117.4. They are able to force 13.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 48.4% from the field (26th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (-7)
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