Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons: 1/27/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 27, 2021

Central Division opponents square off when the Cleveland Cavaliers (8-9) host the Detroit Pistons (4-13) at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. The Pistons are 3-point underdogs in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The matchup has an over/under of 215.

Betting Information

Cavaliers vs Pistons Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Cavaliers -3 -110 -110 215 -110 -110
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Head to Head

After the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Cleveland and Detroit have a tied 5-5 record. The Cavaliers have a 4-1 edge against the spread when squaring off against the Pistons.

Cavaliers vs Pistons in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/26/2020 Pistons Pistons -1.5 214.5 -118 -103 Regular Season 128-119 CLE
1/27/2020 Pistons Pistons -6.5 214 -259 211 Regular Season 115-100 CLE
1/9/2020 Pistons Pistons -7.5 221.5 -309 243 Regular Season 115-112 CLE
1/7/2020 Pistons Cavaliers -3.5 219.5 -159 131 Regular Season 115-113 DET
12/3/2019 Pistons Cavaliers -3.5 216.5 -158 132 Regular Season 127-94 DET
3/18/2019 Cavaliers Regular Season 126-119 CLE
3/2/2019 Cavaliers Regular Season 129-93 DET
11/19/2018 Pistons Regular Season 113-102 DET
10/25/2018 Pistons Regular Season 110-103 DET
3/5/2018 Cavaliers Regular Season 112-90 CLE
  • 1/27/2020 DNP – Pistons: Derrick Rose, Luke Kennard, Blake Griffin
  • 1/9/2020 DNP – Pistons: Luke Kennard, Blake Griffin, Reggie Jackson
  • 1/7/2020 DNP – Pistons: Luke Kennard, Blake Griffin, Reggie Jackson
  • 12/3/2019 DNP – Pistons: Reggie Jackson
  • Cavaliers Betting Information

    • Cleveland has been good against the spread this season, posting a 9-8 record.
    • When favored by at least 3 points, the Cavaliers have struggled to a 0-1 record ATS this season.
    • Cleveland has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the over, doing so 7 times in 17 contests (41.2%).
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    Pistons Betting Information

    • Detroit has covered the spread in greater than half of its contests, going 10-7 ATS.
    • The Pistons have not fared well as a 3-point underdog, going 0-1 against the spread when they are at least 3-point underdogs.
    • Detroit has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 58.8% of matchups this year (10 out of 17 contests).
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    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Cavaliers and their opponents have combined to put up more than 215 points in 258.8% of their outings this season (44 of 17 opportunities).
    • Detroit and its opponents have combined to score more than 215 points in 70.6% of their matchups this season (12 of 17 opportunities).
    • The Cavaliers and the Pistons combine to average one fewer point per game than the total of 215 set for this matchup.
    • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 222.1 points per game, 7.1 more than the point total in this matchup.
    • The Cavaliers’ average point total in matchups this year is 213.6, 1.4 points less than the over/under in this game.
    • The average point total for the Pistons this season is 7.5 points higher than this game’s over/under.
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    Cavaliers Leaders

    • Collin Sexton leads the Cavaliers scoring 24.8 points per game.
    • Cleveland is led in rebounding by Andre Drummond’s 14.7 rebounds per game and assisting by Darius Garland’s 5.7 assists per game .
    • Cedi Osman knocks down 2.6 threes per game to lead the Cavaliers.
    • Larry Nance Jr. leads the team with 2.3 steals per game. Jarrett Allen collects 1.6 blocks an outing to pace Cleveland.

    Pistons Leaders

    • The Pistons leader in scoring is Jerami Grant with 24.3 points per game. He also adds 6.5 rebounds per game and 2.8 assists per game.
    • When it comes to Detroit leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Mason Plumlee with 8.6 rebounds per game and Derrick Rose with 4.6 assists per game.
    • Wayne Ellington makes more threes per game than any other member of the Pistons, cashing in 3.3 treys per game.
    • Nobody on Detroit grabs more steals than Rose (1.3 per game) or blocks more shots than Grant (1.2 per game).
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