Bet Jamaica NBA Preview — Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

by Dirty on March 5, 2010

The Detroit Pistons and the Cleveland Cavaliers will meet on the court at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday in a battle of division rivals.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cavaliers listed as 12-point favorites versus the Pistons, while the game’s total is sitting at 198½.

The Pistons were crushed 128-104 by the Knicks last time out, as 4-point underdogs. That game’s 232 points sailed OVER the posted total of 205.

Rodney Stuckey and Tayshaun Prince had 16 points apiece for the Pistons in the loss.

LeBron James poured in 26 points and dished out 14 assists for a double-double on Wednesday, as the Cavaliers defeated the Nets 111-92. The Cavaliers covered the 10-point spread, and the 203 points made it OVER the posted total of 195.

J.J. Hickson collected 20 points with 13 rebounds for a double-double for the Cavaliers. Antawn Jamison chipped in with 19 points in that win.

Current streak:
Detroit has lost 5 straight games.
Cleveland has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 21-40 SU, 25-33-3 ATS
Cleveland: 48-14 SU, 31-29-2 ATS

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing New York are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 9-1
After playing New Jersey are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit’s last 13 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Detroit’s last 19 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Detroit is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
Detroit is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to Houston, Sunday, March 7
Cleveland at Milwaukee, Saturday, March 6

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