Cleveland at Detroit- Tuesday NBA Pick
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons wrap up the backend of this Central Division home-and-home series this Tuesday night at Little Caesars Arena. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. (ET) with TNT carrying the national broadcast.
Cleveland at Detroit Game Preview
Cleveland struck first blood in this two-game series with Sunday’s 121-104 victory as a 7.5-point home favorite on BetAnySports’ closing line. The Cavaliers now have a 2-0 edge both straight-up and against the spread in the season series against Detroit. The total went OVER 219 points on Sunday and it has gone OVER in three of their last four games.
The was the Cavaliers’ second win in a row (SU and ATS) after posting just three SU victories in their previous 13 games. They failed to cover in 12 of those 13 games as part of a 14-33-1 record ATS this season. LeBron James led the way against the Pistons with 25 points, eight rebounds and 14 assists. Cleveland shot an effective 50.6 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from three-point range on 35 attempts. The Cavs have now exceeded their 109.9-point scoring average in three of their last four games.
The Pistons’ current SU slide reached eight games with Sunday’s loss and they are 1-7 ATS during this same span. The total has gone OVER BetAnySports’ closing line in five of those losses. Detroit has slipped to ninth in the Eastern Conference standings at 22-26 SU (24-22-2 ATS) and its record at home this season stands at 13-10 SU (10-12-1 ATS). It is 0-5 ATS in its last five games played at home
Detroit remains one of the lowest scoring teams in the NBA with an average of 102.3 PPG. While they had four of five starters in double figures in Sunday’s loss, the Pistons were outscored 31-17 in the fourth quarter to once again let things slip away. Tobias Harris was one of two players with 20 points against the Cavs and he continues to lead the team in scoring with an average of 18.1 PPG.
Cleveland at Detroit Free Game Prediction
Cleveland has been a nightmare for bettors this season given its overall record ATS, but it still has the edge both SU and ATS to pull off the home-and-home sweep given just how bad Detroit has been playing lately.