Detroit Pistons at Cleveland Basketball Bet

January 4th, 2024 Live NBA Betting Lines

Basketball bet heavily favors the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday as they host the Detroit Pistons in a game that can be seen on ESPN. The Cavaliers have owned the Pistons recently, winning 8 of the last 10 and covering the basketball betting odds in 7 of 10. Basketball bet had the Cavaliers winning at Detroit earlier this season by a score of 98-88.  The previous meetings before that game were in last year’s playoffs when Cleveland destroyed the Pistons in four straight games.  The Cavaliers should win this game on Friday and they should win it handily.  Detroit is not as good as they were a year ago and they didn’t compete with Cleveland then. Eight of the last ten games between the Pistons and Cavaliers have gone under in basketball betting.

Detroit really only does one thing well and that is play defense. They are 10th in the league in fewest points allowed. The problem for the Pistons in basketball betting is that they are next to last in the league on offense.  Detroit simply has very few offensive weapons. Richard Hamilton has seen his best days and while Rodney Stuckey is a nice player he is not a superstar.  It was thought that Ben Gordon would be an impact player for the Pistons but more often than not he has been a bust since coming over from Chicago. When you look to make a basketball bet you always want to consider both teams in a game but in this case there is not a lot to like about Detroit Pistons.

Cleveland wins nearly every game but they do not always cover the basketball bet pointspread.  Cleveland has been better on the road than they are at home in basketball betting.  The Cavaliers are just 13-17 at home vs. the basketball bet line this season.  The Cavs are in the Top 10 in points scored and fewest points allowed so they are capable of beating anyone.  They should have little trouble with Detroit in this game. The only question is whether or not they can cover the double-digit basketball bet number.

The Cavaliers have gone over the total a little bit more at home than you might expect.  With a very good defense, usually the Cavaliers are thought of as a team that goes under the basketball bet odds but that has not been the case this season at home.


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