Bet Jamaica NBA Preview: Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

by Dirty on March 21, 2010

The Detroit Pistons and the Cleveland Cavaliers will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Quicken Loans Arena.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cavaliers listed as 11½-point favorites versus the Pistons, while the game’s total is sitting at 200½.

The Pistons were outlasted 106-102 by the Pacers as a 1.5-point underdog on Friday. That game’s 208 points made it OVER the posted total of 202.5.

Rodney Stuckey had 25 points for the Pistons, and Ben Gordon finished with 17 points.

LeBron James poured in a game-high 29 points and grabbed 11 boards for a double-double in lifting the Cavaliers over the Bulls 92-85 on Friday. The Cavaliers failed to cover the 10-point spread, while the 177 points went UNDER the posted total of 206.

Mo Williams chipped in with 18 points in the win.

Current streak:
Detroit has lost 4 straight games.
Cleveland has won 6 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 23-46 SU, 28-38-3 ATS
Cleveland: 55-15 SU, 33-35-2 ATS

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana are 7-3
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Detroit’s last 15 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Indiana, Tuesday, March 23
Cleveland at New Orleans, Wednesday, March 24

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