NBA Playoff Series Betting Analysis Cleveland vs. Detroit

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on April 13, 2016 in

In the first round of the Eastern Conference postseason; the Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the Detroit Pistons. The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking for their second straight Eastern Conference title. Cleveland is 57-24 heading into their final regular season game of the season on Wednesday against the Pistons. Detroit on the season is 43-38. The Pistons dropped to the final seed in the East with a loss on Tuesday to the Heat, and an Indiana win over the Knicks. If you want to make some cash on the Cavs or Pistons make sure to check out our NBA Odds page.

NBA Playoff Series Betting Analysis Cavaliers vs Pistons

Why Bet the Cavaliers

Why bet on the Cavaliers is quite the question. Why NOT bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers would be the better
question. Is there any doubt the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to win this series? While Cleveland has not played superb basketball the latter part of the season, Cleveland still has by far the most talent in the Eastern Conference. LeBron James will carry the Cleveland Cavaliers in this series much like he has through most of their postseason series. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving are both healthy, which is a great deal for the Cavaliers.

Why Bet the Pistons

It’s going to be awfully tough to justify betting on the Detroit Pistons in this postseason series. What are some of the things Detroit can do to knock off the best team in the Eastern Conference? The Pistons have won just 17 games on the road, which is a bad omen for them heading to Cleveland. After Cleveland comes out and pounds the Pistons in the opener, look for the team to come back to Detroit in dire need. Reggie Jackson, the point guard for the Pistons sat on Tuesday, but will be ready for the postseason.

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Expert Pick and Series Prediction

The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to win this series, and likely get back to the NBA Finals. Most have said all season, the Eastern Conference will not be competitive for Lebron and company. The Detroit Pistons are a nice up and coming team, with a nice point guard, and an impressive big man inside. That is not enough to beat the veteran savy play of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Detroit may be able to sneak one game at home in this season, but in the end, the Cleveland Cavaliers dominate this series over the Detroit Pistons. The final prediction for this NBA Playoff series is the Cleveland Cavaliers in 5 games over the Detroit Pistons.