When betting on sports, many people make the mistake of looking at the win/loss record of the teams involved and online betting based on that. Those numbers can very often be deceiving, though, and you have to look a little deeper in order to get the real picture. That is very much the case with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, as their wins and losses may not tell the whole story. They will try to add another notch to the win column when they head to Detroit to face the Pistons on Tuesday.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds Analysis
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 7:30 PM ET
Venue: The Palace at Auburn Hills
Opening Lines: Cleveland -5 (-110), Detroit +5 (110)
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The 8-2 start for the Cavaliers represents the first time that a team with LeBron James in it has been that effective through the first 10 games. A little closer look at those wins reveals that they have come against teams that are not likely to be part of the playoff picture once the season draws to a close. Not only that, LeBron is not putting up the sort of numbers that we have seen him deliver in recent years, although that is not a huge issue when you have Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love both playing great ball right now. The two toughest tests that the Cavs have had so far this season have been against the Bulls and the Bucks, both of which were the games that they lost. This week seems to be another tough test, as the Pistons, Bucks, and Atlanta Hawks are what await Cleveland. We may have a clearer picture of what this team is about by the time those games are in the books.
It has been an up and down start for the Detroit Pistons (5-5) as they have come unglued after a start that saw them win 5 of their first 6 games. The good news is that they will get to head home after a 6-game road trip that ended a whole lot worse than it began. The Pistons started that trip with back to back wins in Portland and Phoenix, but ended it with 4 straight losses where scoring became a major issue. 96 points was the best that they could manage during that 4-loss streak, although their defense did a good job of keeping them in it for the most part. While things may be taking a little downturn in Detroit right now, the one thing that has remained consistent has been the play of Andre Drummond. The big man is a rebound machine that is averaging 19 rebounds per game, whilst also chipping in a shooting percentage of 51.7. This team will go as far as Drummond’s wide shoulders will carry them.
Key NBA Lines Betting Trends
- Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games
- Cleveland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
- Detroit is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games
- Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 8 games
Consider This Before Placing Your Bet
The Cavaliers took 3 of 4 from the Pistons last season, including the 2 games that were played in the Motor City. Cleveland should also take this one, too, and there are a couple of other bets to consider. The last 4 meetings between these two have gone UNDER, and the Cavs are 5-2 ATS versus Detroit in the last 7.