Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 11/4/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-7)
Little Caesars Arena is the site where the Detroit Pistons will attempt to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. Cleveland opens this contest as 7-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 228.
The Cavaliers faced the Celtics and walked away with a win by a score of 114-113 in their last contest. Cleveland finished the contest with a 42.0% field goal percentage (42 of 100) and converted 11 of their 39 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Cavaliers buried 19 of 24 shots for a percentage of 79.2%. When talking about rebounding, they compiled 51 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 24 dimes in this contest while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When talking about defense, Cleveland allowed their opponent to shoot 40.9% from the field on 38 out of 93 shooting. Boston recorded 26 assists and had 5 steals in the game. On top of that, Boston grabbed 52 boards (8 offensive, 44 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Boston went 96.3% at the free throw line by converting 26 of their 27 shots. They converted 11 of 41 attempts from distance. When discussing fouls, the Cavaliers walked away with 23 while the Celtics accumulated 24 fouls.
Darius Garland is one player who was a factor in the game. Garland finished the game shooting 45.0% from the field and also dished out 12 dimes. He played for 42 mins played and snagged 5 rebounds. He ended up scoring 29 points on 9 of 20 shooting.
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Cleveland will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 6-1 on the season. They are turning it over 14.6 times per game and as a group they commit 21.9 fouls per game. As a team, Cleveland is pulling in 44.7 rebounds per contest and has 176 assists this year, which ranks 20th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Cavaliers are connecting on 40.4% on 3-point shots (99 of 245) and 80.3% from the free throw line. They average 117.1 pts per game (6th in the NBA) while hitting 46.9% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Cavaliers are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per game while drawing 24.4 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 5th in the league in PPG allowed (106.7). The Cavaliers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.1% (273 of 605) and they relinquish 40.7 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 5th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 162 surrendered for the campaign.
When they last played, the Pistons took a loss by a final score of 116-91 when they played the Bucks. The Pistons earned 33 defensive boards and 2 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for the game. They also coughed it up 21 times, while earning 7 steals in this matchup. The Bucks earned 16 personal fouls for this game which got the Pistons to the free throw line for a total of 15 tries. They were able to knock down 14 of them for a rate of 93.3%. In relation to shots from downtown, Detroit made 11 of their 31 attempts (35.5%). When the game finished, the Pistons went 33 for 79 from the field which had them at 41.8%. The Pistons allowed the Bucks to convert 43 of their 92 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 46.7% in this contest. They shot 26.3% from beyond the arc via 10 of 38 and ended up going 20 out of 24 at the free throw line (83.3%). When discussing rebounds, Detroit permitted Milwaukee to pull down 52 in all (15 offensive).
Saddiq Bey ended up being important for the Pistons for this contest. He converted 5 of 12 in this matchup giving him a rate of 41.7%, and had 3 rebounds. Bey tallied 22 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the matchup.
Detroit has a record of 2-7 this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Pistons are shooting 43.2% from the floor, which ranks 28th in the NBA. Detroit has tallied 985 pts for the year (109.4 per contest) and they pull down 43.4 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 21.9 times per contest (25th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.3 times per game. The Pistons have committed 22.9 personal fouls every game and they go 78.4% from the charity stripe.
The Detroit defense gives up 34.1% from downtown (106 of 311) and opponents are connecting on 79.7% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 24.9 dimes and 48.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 15th and 27th in the league. The Pistons on the defensive end are ranked 27th in basketball in PPG given up with 119.7. They have forced 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 48.4% from the floor (27th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (-7)
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