Pick #1 – Detroit Pistons at Cleveland Cavaliers
A potential first round playoff preview these two teams might want to come out and make some moves in preparation for a possible series meeting. Both the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers are figuring out their playoff approaches as each takes a 4-6 prior 10 game win/loss total into tonights matchup. The Detroit Pistons (43-38) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (57-24) are playing solid basketball and will surely want to keep that momentum going as we head into the postseason. This one is very interesting in that not only is Cleveland resting and sitting out Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Kevin Love, and J.R. Smith but hot shooting Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson is dealing with an abdominal strain that might sideline him as well. Its simply looking like all the offense will be removed from tonights game. The backups will most likely put on a mediocre performance as everyone takes it easy in preparation for a playoff run. The numbers and situation specific terms are really seeming to set this game up for going UNDER. Lets take a look at some of the essential stats that make this wager a solid value play. The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 12 games on the road so its very apparent that the Pistons are having trouble scoring on the road. The lasst 10 game record for these two teams when it comes to the over/under totals is 4-6 so we are getting history on our side here as well. Offensive and defensive stats when averaged over the past 10 games give us 205.8 and 200.1 so we are really relying on the superstar talent being out and recent trends and current indicators to pull us through this pick. The over/under for this NBA spread total opened at 195.5 and has already dropped an entire point to 194.5 so we get one of our favorite spots where the smart money is leading the charge. The Cavs have to cover a -2.5 point spread so the game should be close with scoring of little consideration. The consensus for this contest is one of the highest on the board at 64% so the public is really feeling this side as well. A recent last game in Cleveland between these two Eastern conference foes resulted in a 96 – 88 winf ro the Cavs so we know these two teams are already capable of putting up low scores against eachother. Lets stcik with our time tested methods and take UNDER 194.5 which should make for a great value play for tonight.
Detroit Pistons at Cleveland Cavaliers - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 8:05 PM
713 Detroit Pistons +2½
714 Cleveland Cavaliers -2½
713 Detroit Pistons Over 194½
714 Cleveland Cavaliers Under 194½
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
UNDER 194.5 (2 Units)
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