Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3-4-23 Best Bets, Odds and Analysis

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/4/23 – On Saturday night, the Detroit Pistons head to Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse for a road game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Following Pistons loss to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, Cleveland is expected to be heavy favorites based on top NBA betting trends

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers

Date & Time: Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET

Location: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Odds

Pistons 

Moneyline: +425

Spread: +11.5 (-116)

Total: TBD

Cavaliers

Moneyline: -714

Spread: -11.5 (-116)

Total: TBD

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Analysis

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 34 points for the Detroit Pistons, but they couldn’t quite close out a thrilling game against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, falling short 117-115. At one point with nine seconds remaining, rookie Jaden Ivey called a timeout – one more than they had available – which gave Detroit a technical foul and put them behind by two points. Coach Dwane Casey insisted it wasn’t Ivey’s fault for losing, however. Chicago led Detroit by at least 15 points in each of the first three quarters, and by as much as 21 in a game that got close late. Ivey finished with 18 points, two assists and four turnovers while reserve forward Hamidou Diallo added 19 points for Detroit while missing three injured players – Jalen Duren, Isaiah Stewart and Isaiah Livers – which allowed Chicago to dominate for over three-plus quarters.

On Wednesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers faced off against the top team in the Eastern Conference and fell short by 117-113. Donovan Mitchell scored 44 points – his seventh 40-point game this season – as Cleveland fell to 13-19 away from home this season and 19-12 against teams above 0.500. Darius Garland scored 29 points and had nine assists to lead the scoring. Mitchell took a slight deflection when he fell awkwardly in front of Jayson Tatum but persevered, asking his coach to let him remain in the game; eventually scoring 10 points off that possession.

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Against the Spread

Detroit are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit’s last 13 games. Detroit are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games. Detroit are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games against Cleveland. Detroit are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Cleveland. Detroit are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Cleveland are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games. Cleveland are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games. The total has gone OVER in 12 of Cleveland’s last 17 games against Detroit. Cleveland are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.

Cleveland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit.

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Free Pick

Both teams have struggled of late, with Detroit losing nine of their last 10 games and Cleveland having dropped four of their previous five entering this game. Detroit’s youth movement continues to bear fruit but it will take time for them to catch up. Cleveland also needs to get back on track after faltering a bit in the race for top spot in the Central Division but they want home-court advantage at least through the opening round of playoffs. The Cavaliers boast an experienced group and have won all three meetings this season against Detroit. NBA online betting favors the Cavaliers to lead and cover the spread.

Free Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -11.5 (-116)