It’ll be Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first round series between the Detroit Pistons and the Cleveland Cavaliers. As pro hoops betting fans might recall the Detroit Pistons came up short in the first game in Cleveland; 106-101. The Detroit Pistons are the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference following a season in which they ended with a 44-38 record. Detroit finished just behind the Indiana Pacers, and 2 games ahead of the Chicago Bulls. The top seed in the Eastern Conference is the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers wrapped up a 57-25 regular season, which was a game better than the Toronto Raptors.
How To Bet on the Pistons vs. Cavaliers NBA Playoff Odds, TV & Game Info
Why Bet the Pistons
The Detroit Pistons were pleased with their Game 1 play for the most part. The Pistons could not finish the job, but are confident heading into this Game 2. The Pistons are using Stanley Johnson to defend LeBron James for most of the series. His physicality should be a nice task for LeBron. The Pistons on the offensive side are using their point guard Reggie Jackson to score more than 18 points per game, and dish out 6.2 assists per game. Andre Drummond, the big man for the Pistons is averaging a double/double with points and rebounds, but is the worst free throw shooting team in the league.
Why Bet the Cavaliers
LeBron James has never lost the opening game of a playoff series. For 11 straight seasons, LeBron’s team has gone up 1-0 in the opener. Now, the Cavaliers are looking to keep their home court advantage by winning game 2. James scored more than 25 points per game, and just shy of 7 assists per game during the regular season. Cleveland is 8th in the league in scoring, with more than 104 points per game, while their defense is third, allowing 98.3 per game. The Cavaliers are the defending Eastern Conference Champions; falling to the Warriors in the NBA Finals a season ago.
Expert Score & Prediction
The Cleveland Cavaliers almost lost in their first game of the postseason. Do not expect that to be the case in this game. LeBron James is going to go crazy against the Detroit defense. While the Pistons may win a game at home, it’s not going to be in this game in Cleveland. Look for the Big 3 for the Cavaliers to play a monster role in this game, and Cleveland will roll. The bet for this game is an easy win. Detroit makes a slight comeback in the fourth quarter, but taking Cleveland -10 is an easy bet on Wednesday.
The final score prediction: Cavaliers 101 – Pistons 88