Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons – NBA Playoffs Betting

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

NBA Playoffs betting has been very popular on the Cleveland Cavaliers this season and that figures to continue on Friday when they play Game 3 of their first round series against the Detroit Pistons.

Despite the fact the Piston are at home, NBA Playoffs odds favor the Pistons by 4.5 points.

NBA Playoffs betting experts don’t give the Pistons any chance to win this series so the only question is whether or not they will even win a single game. Their best chance figures to be on Friday when they should be inspired to bounce back from two poor efforts in Cleveland. The Cavaliers rolled in NBA Playoffs betting to an 18 point win in Game 1 and should have won by even more in Game 2 but they let up and let a 29 point lead finish at only 12 when the game was over.

The Pistons have looked like they are just going through the motions in this NBA Playoffs betting series. That shouldn’t be a surprise though since Detroit has looked lackluster since they traded Chauncey Billups to Denver. Many people that look at NBA Playoffs odds wonder if Detroit can even play a close game against Cleveland. "We have to play with some heart," Detroit’s Antonio McDyess said. "We ain’t playing at all like we have any type of anything. We’re going through the motions, it seems like."

For Detroit to have any chance they must find a way to contain LeBron James. In the first two games of this NBA Playoffs betting series, James has averaged 35.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists in the first two games.

Almost all of the NBA Playoffs betting numbers favor the Cavaliers on Friday. The Cavaliers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 NBA Playoffs betting games as a favorite. Cleveland is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Conference Quarterfinals games in NBA Playoffs betting.

The Pistons don’t have any good NBA Playoffs betting numbers and that doesn’t help. The Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog. The Pistons are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall as NBA Playoffs betting stats indicate.

Looking at the total in NBA Playoffs odds we see that the Over is 4-0 in the Cavaliers last 4 road games. The Over is 5-2 in the Pistons last 7 home games.

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