Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds Analysis

NBA Odds Analysis: Cleveland Cavs vs Detroit Pistons

Written by on February 23, 2015

Even when a team has high NBA odds and expectations placed upon them when a new season begins, there are often some growing pains to endure when a few new pieces have been added in the off-season. That was pretty much the case with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the arrival of LeBron James and Kevin Love led many to believe that this was now the team to beat in the East.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons NBA Odds Analysis

Date: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2015 Time: 7:30PM Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan Spread: Cleveland -9  
 

NBA Odds Analysis and Game Preview

Things did not start as expected for Cleveland, though, as they huffed and puffed their way through the early part of the season. When the Cavaliers lost to Phoenix back on January 13th, they fell one game under .500, and were declared dead by many NBA experts. What has happened since then has been nothing short of amazing, as they have won 16 of their last 18 games and have pulled themselves into 4th place in the Eastern Conference. They are only a ½ game behind the Bulls for the lead in the Central Division and 3rd in the East. The trio of James, Love, and Irving have been pretty much unstoppable during this amazing run, and things now seem to be firing on all cylinders. You can bet that this is not a team that anyone wants to run into in the postseason. The Detroit Pistons are the next team that have the unhappy task of welcoming in the red hot Cavaliers when they meet on Tuesday night. The Pistons are currently on the outside looking in on the playoff race, but they are just a ½ game behind Brooklyn, who are clinging precariously onto that final spot. Detroit has been showing some signs of life recently, having won two in a row and 6 of their last 9 games. The next 10 games for the Pistons will have a major impact on where they end up when the season ends, as 7 of those match-ups take place on the road. Detroit are 4 games under .500 on the road, and will need to improve on that if they have any hope of getting into the postseason action.

Key Betting Trends

Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games Detroit is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games at home Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games Cleveland is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road Cleveland is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Detroit

Consider This Before Placing Your Bet

After a setback to the Chicago Bulls, the Cavaliers are now 2-1 on this 4-game road trip. They have finally gone over the .500 mark on the road for the season with back to back wins over the Wizards and the Knicks, and I believe they will keep things rolling here. The season series is tied at 1-1, but the last meeting came at a time when he Cavs were starting to get hot, and that was a blowout win for LeBron and the gang. I expect another comfortable win here.