Cleveland vs. Detroit Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, December 2, 2023

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The Detroit Pistons (2-17) will attempt to stop an eight-game home losing streak when hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers (10-9) on December 2, 2023.

The Cavaliers take the court as 9-point favorites against the Pistons. The matchup features a point total of 225.5.

Cavaliers vs. Pistons Odds

Point Spread for Cavaliers vs. Pistons

The spread for this matchup is set at 9 points, with bookmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorite.

Cleveland vs. Detroit Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Cleveland has -410 odds to win the game, while Detroit is listed at +320 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan
  • TV: BSD

Cavaliers vs. Pistons Betting Trends

The Cavaliers have gone 7-11-1 against the spread this season. Cleveland has entered the game as favorites 12 times this season and won six, or 50%, of those games. Cavaliers games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 10 times this season.

The Pistons are 8-11-0 against the spread this season. Detroit has been victorious in two, or 11.8%, of the 17 contests it has been chosen as an underdog in this season. Games involving the Pistons have hit the over 12 times this year.

Cavaliers vs. Pistons Key Players to Watch

Cavaliers

Evan Mobley puts up 16.5 points, 10.7 boards and 3.1 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 0.8 steals and 1.8 blocks (ninth in NBA). Donovan Mitchell puts up 27.6 points, 5.5 boards and 5.3 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 2.1 steals (second in NBA) and 0.5 blocks. Max Strus’ numbers for the season are 13.9 points, 3.9 assists and 5.5 boards per contest. Darius Garland’s numbers for the season are 19.1 points, 5.9 assists and 2.7 boards per contest.

Pistons

Cade Cunningham gets the Pistons 22.3 points, 3.6 boards and 7.1 assists per contest. He also averages 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks. Ausar Thompson contributes with 11.0 points per game, plus 9.2 boards and 2.8 assists. The Pistons get 11.2 points, 7.2 boards and 1.2 assists per game from Isaiah Stewart. Killian Hayes provides the Pistons 9.3 points, 2.7 boards and 4.4 assists per game, plus 1.2 steals and 0.7 blocks.

What you need to know about the Cavaliers

The Cavaliers have struggled to score points this season, ranking fifth-worst in the league with 110.8 points per game. They’ve played better at the other end, ranking 11th by allowing 111.7 points per contest. The Cavaliers are averaging 44.3 rebounds per game (14th-ranked in NBA) this year, while allowing 44.1 rebounds per contest (14th-ranked). The Cavaliers are putting up 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 18th in the NBA in 2023-24.

Offensively Cleveland has played worse when playing at home this season, posting 108.4 points per game, compared to 114.3 per game in away games. Cleveland ranks fifth-worst in the NBA with a 34.4% shooting percentage from downtown. Meanwhile, it is draining 11.0 treys per game (25th-ranked in league). Cleveland ranks 16th in the NBA with 12.7 three-pointers allowed per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 24th with a 37.5% shooting percentage allowed from beyond the arc.

The Cavaliers have gone 6-4 in their past 10 contests, with a 4-5-1 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 contests, Cleveland has gone over the total five times. The Cavaliers have seen an increase in scoring lately, racking up 111.9 points per game in their last 10 contests, 1.1 points more than the 110.8 they’ve scored this season. Cleveland’s defense has been tougher as of late, as the team has allowed 111.5 points per game during its last 10 compared to the 111.7 points per game its opponents are averaging on the season.

What you need to know about the Pistons

The Pistons are the fourth-worst squad in the league in points scored (109.6 per game) and 24th in points allowed (118.5). On the boards, Detroit is seventh in the NBA in rebounds (45.3 per game). It is fourth-best in rebounds conceded (42.1 per game). The Pistons are ninth in the NBA in assists (26.5 per game) in 2023-24.

In 2023-24 the Pistons are scoring 1.9 fewer points per game at home (108.6) than away (110.5). Beyond the arc, the Pistons are second-worst in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.5). They are ranked 22nd in 3-point percentage at 35.2%. Defensively, Detroit is fourth-best in the league in 3-pointers allowed per game at 11.1. It is 19th in 3-point percentage allowed at 36.6%.

The Pistons have a 4-6 record against the spread while finishing 0-10 overall in their past 10 games. In its past 10 games, Detroit has hit the over six times. While Detroit is averaging 109.6 points per game in 2023-24, it has fallen short of that in its past 10 games, producing 108.9 points per contest. The Pistons have performed worse defensively over their previous 10 games, giving up 122.9 points per contest, 4.4 more points their than season average of 118.5.

Cavaliers vs. Pistons Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Cavaliers, and we predict that Pistons will cover the spread (Cavaliers -9). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 225.5 points.

How to bet Cavaliers vs. Pistons

You can bet on Cleveland vs. Detroit at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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