Cavaliers vs Pistons Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (39-26) are 16-point favorites against the Detroit Pistons (15-48) on March 4, 2023 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Pistons are sputtering right now, having lost six in a row and going 1-9 during their past 10 games. The over/under is 218 points in this contest.

How to bet Cavaliers vs. Pistons

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 16 points, with bookmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -1542 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +890 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 218 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSOH
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Arena: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Cavaliers vs. Pistons Betting Trends

The Cavaliers have played 65 games, with 35 wins against the spread. Cleveland has been victorious in 36, or 70.6%, of the 51 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Cavaliers games this year have hit the over on 31 of 63 set point totals.

Against the spread, the Pistons are 29-33-1 this season. Detroit has been the moneyline underdog 59 total times this season. Motor City has finished 13-46 in those games. Pistons games this year have hit the over 34 times in 63 opportunities (54%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Cavaliers Leaders
Donovan Mitchell 54 27.5 4 4.8 1.5 0.4 3.7
Darius Garland 55 22 2.7 7.9 1.3 0.1 2.6
Evan Mobley 63 15.9 8.9 2.6 0.8 1.3 0.3
Jarrett Allen 58 14.7 9.9 1.6 0.8 1.2 0
Caris LeVert 59 11.5 3.9 4 0.8 0.2 1.5


Pistons Leaders
Jaden Ivey 58 15.4 3.9 4.6 0.9 0.3 1.4
Marvin Bagley III 28 11.3 6.7 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.3
Killian Hayes 59 9.5 2.7 5.9 1.4 0.4 1.2
Hamidou Diallo 54 9.2 3.3 0.9 0.9 0.3 0.1
Kemba Walker 9 8 1.8 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.8
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Cavaliers: None

Pistons: Bojan Bogdanovic: Out (Achilles), Nerlens Noel: Out (Not With Team), Alec Burks: Out (Foot), Isaiah Stewart: Out (Hip), R.J. Hampton: Probable (Illness), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin), Isaiah Livers: Probable (Ankle), Jalen Duren: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

Because of Cleveland’s offensive struggles this year, ranking fifth-worst in the NBA with 111.9 points per game, it has been forced to count on its defense, which ranks best in the league by allowing 106.7 points per game. The Cavaliers put up 113.6 points per game at home, compared to 110.3 points per game in road games, a difference of 3.3 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Cavaliers have been scoring 113 points per contest, an average that’s slightly higher than the 111.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Cleveland ranks 19th in the NBA with 11.5 treys per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 12th with a 36.3% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Cavaliers have taken 62.7% two-pointers (accounting for 72.3% of the team’s buckets) and 37.3% from beyond the arc (27.7%).

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

In 2022-23, Detroit is fourth-worst in the NBA on offense (111.8 points scored per game) and second-worst on defense (119.2 points conceded). The Pistons score 113.5 points per game at home, and 110.1 away. In their previous 10 games, the Pistons are averaging 106.7 points per contest, 5.1 fewer points than their season average (111.8).

At 11.6 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.3% from beyond the arc, Detroit is 17th and 20th in the league, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Pistons have taken 62.2% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 37.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 70.7% of the Pistons’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 29.3% have been 3-pointers.

Cavaliers vs. Pistons Predictions and Pick

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