The Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons meet again for the second straight game on Thursday night at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Pistons came from behind to defeat the Cavaliers on January 7th in Cleveland. Derrick Rose completed the Pistons’ comeback with a 15-foot jumper with 27 seconds left in the game to secure their 115-113 win. Detroit has two out of their last three games after a three-game losing streak while the Cavaliers head to Detroit having lost five consecutive games.

Basketball Cleveland’s Woes Continue

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ woes continue. The team has lost five straight games and six out of their last seven overall. In their last game played, the Cavs got outscored in the fourth quarter by 13 points and lost to the Detroit Pistons on a game-winning basket by Derrick Rose with 27 seconds left in the game.

Kevin Love led the Cavs with 30 points and 9 rebounds in that losing effort. Cleveland was up by nine points early in the fourth period before collapsing in the end game and allowing Derrick Rose to hit the game-winner. Now the Cavs will open a six-game road trip that includes visits to the two Los Angeles teams and the Denver Nuggets.

The Pistons have beaten the Cavs in their first two meetings of the season. They will play this game without a couple of their rotation players. The team lost rookie Kevin Porter Jr. recently and are still without Larry Nance Jr. due to knee soreness. Dante Exum is also listed as day to day with an undisclosed illness.

What are the Moneyline Odds?





Odds from BetOnline as of 01/09/20

Basketball Long Road Trip Over

The Detroit Pistons’ long road trip is over and Detroit is happy to be home at the Little Caesars Arena for this contest. The Pistons went 2-4 on that trip which included games on the West Coast. The Pistons’ two wins came against the Golden State Warriors and this very same Cleveland Cavaliers.

Derrick Rose scored 24 points and hit the game-winning basket against the Cavs while Andre Drummond had 23 points and 20 rebounds. Tony Snell contributed 18 points and 4 rebounds as well. Sekou Doumbouya added 15 points while Svi Mykhailiuk scored 12 markers for Detroit.

The Detroit Pistons are missing Reggie Jackson, Markieff Morris and Luke Kennard. Now they will be without Blake Griffin for the rest of the season. Griffin underwent knee surgery last Tuesday and will start an “extended rehabilitation period.” The Pistons won their first two meetings against the Cavs this season.

Basketball Who Wins?

Cleveland is 0-5 SU in their last six games played. The Cavaliers 2-10 SU in their last 12 games played on the road. Detroit is 3-9 SU in their last 12 games played. The Pistons are 8-10 SU in their last 18 games played at home. Head to head, the Pistons are 6-4 SU in their last 10 games played against the Cavaliers. Detroit is 5-1 SU in their last six home games against Cleveland.

The Pistons head to this game coming from a come-from-behind win over these very same Cleveland Cavaliers. Detroit trailed most of the game, rallied and won behind Derrick Rose’s basket with 27 ticks left. Rose is a viable scoring option in Blake Griffin’s absence and he also provides the Pistons with the leadership.

The Cavs lost to the Pistons the last time out and are 0-2 down in their season series, losing both home games against Detroit. Now they need to make adjustments as they face the same opponent for the second consecutive game. Larry Nance Jr. and Kevin Porter Jr. are both out due to injuries while Dante Exum is questionable for this game.

Detroit’s injuries weigh more than Cleveland’s but the Pistons have Derrick Rose and Andre Drummond who have shown that they can step up without Griffin. Kevin Love is coming off a big game but I don’t think he has the kind of support on the Cavs. I like the Pistons to win three in a row against the Cavs this season.

Prediction: Detroit Pistons

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Basketball Other Bets to Make

The Cavs are 1-4 ATS in their last five games played. Cleveland is 7-9-1 ATS in 17 road games played this season, 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games played in January. The Pistons are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games played. Detroit is 8-10 ATS in 18 home games this season, and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games against the Eastern Conference. Head to head, the Cavs are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games played against the Pistons.

What are the Spread Odds?


+7 (-110)


-7 (-110)

Odds from BetOnline as of 01/09/20

The Pistons are short-handed right now but despite that, they beat this same Cavs team a couple of days ago by but by only two points. Detroit has outscored Cleveland by an average of 9.33 points per game in their last three head to head meetings but without their key players, I can’t trust them to cover a big spread like this one. Seven isn’t too much really but without Blake Griffin, Reggie Jackson and Luke Kennard, I think that’s too much to ask from the Pistons.

Prediction: Pistons -7

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The total has gone over in four out of the last five games played by the Cavaliers. The over is 4-1 in Cleveland’s last five games against the Eastern Conference. The total has gone over in seven out of the last nine games played by the Pistons. Detroit has seen the total go over in five out of their last six games played at home. The over is 4-1 in the Pistons’ last five games against the Central Division. Head to head, the total has gone over in each of the last five games played by these two teams.

What are the Total Odds?


220 (-110)


220 (-110)

Odds from BetOnline as of 01/09/20

These teams have combined to score an average of 221.4 points per game in their last 10 meetings and 231.33 points per game in their most recent three head to head meetings. Cleveland has allowed at least 115 points in four out of their last five games played while the Pistons have scored at least 110 in three out of their last four games played. Although Detroit is missing Griffin, Kennard, and Jackson, they have players like Drummond and Rose who can fill the void. I like the teams to hit the over.

Prediction: Over 220

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