At 7:00 ET, the Pistons (+546) will take on the Cavaliers (-783) in a Central Division matchup. Cleveland is favored by 12.5 points and has a record of 28-16. Detroit is 15th in the Eastern Conference and has a record of 6-40.

The over/under line for this game is 229 points. The Cavaliers have won two straight games and are 4th in the East. The Pistons are 5th in the Central Division.

DETROIT PISTONS VS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Detroit Pistons +12.5

This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.

WHY BET THE DETROIT PISTONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 116-109 in favor of the Cavaliers.
  • Our projections have Donovan Mitchell finishing with Donovan Mitchell points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Cavaliers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.1% and knocking down 16 threes.

Will Detroit Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

Detroit comes into today's game as the 15th seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 6-40. In the Central Division, they are currently in 5th place.

As the underdog, the Pistons have a record of 5-36 this season. Their ATS record as the underdog is 20-20, and they have covered the spread in their last six games as the underdog.

This season, Detroit has an O/U record of 27-18-1, and the under has hit in their last four games. On average, their games have finished with 234.6 points per game compared to today's O/U line of 229.

In their most recent game, the Pistons defeated the Thunder by a score of 120-104. They were 12.5-point underdogs going into the game and covered the spread by 16 points. The O/U line for that game was 237.

The Pistons' offense has been one of the most efficient in the league when it comes to two-point shooting, as they are 7th in the NBA in two-pointers made per game. However, they are just 29th in three-pointers made per game.

Overall, Detroit is 24th in scoring at 112.4 points per game. They have been slightly better on the road, averaging 113.1 points compared to 111.8 at home.

So far this season, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 28.3% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 7th in the league at 100.5 possessions per game.

At this time, the Pistons' defense is positioned 27th in the NBA, permitting 122.1 points per game. Inside the arc, the Pistons defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.4% and 38.0% from three-point territory.

Will the Cavaliers Win at Home?

The Cavaliers are 12.5-point favorites today vs. the Pistons. This season, Cleveland has been favored in 26 of their 44 games and has gone 20-6 in those games. As the favorite, the Cavaliers have a scoring differential of +8.8 points per game.

Cleveland has won their last two games and is currently 4th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 28-16. In the Central Division, they are in 2nd place.

In their most recent game, the Cavaliers defeated the Clippers by a score of 118-108. The O/U line for that game was 225.5, and Cleveland was a 1.5-point underdog going into the game.

This season, the Cavaliers have an O/U record of 21-22-1. Today's O/U line of 229 is slightly higher than their season average of 225.4. In their games this year, the average combined scoring total is 223.9.

Cleveland has covered the spread in their last four home games and is 13-11 ATS at home this season. Overall, their ATS record is 24-18, and they have covered the spread in their last two games.

At home, the Cavaliers have been averaging 114.9 points per game, which is 20th in the NBA. Overall, they are 19th in scoring at 114.1 points per game. In terms of pace, Cleveland is 21st in the league at 98 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Cavaliers are 13th in the NBA at 47%. From beyond the arc, they are 11th in three-pointers made per game, but their three-point shooting percentage is 18th at 35%.

So far this season, Cleveland has been outscored the NBA scoring average in 56.8% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 12th in the league, averaging 26.7 per game.

In the current season, the Cavaliers defense has excelled, sitting 3rd in the NBA by allowing 109.8 points per game. Cleveland's defense is currently forcing 13.1 turnovers per game, which is 18th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 23rd in blocked shots, with an average of 4.5 rejections per game.