Pistons vs Cavaliers: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 26, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 26, 2020

The Detroit Pistons (0-1) are at home in Central Division play against the Cleveland Cavaliers (1-0) on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET. The Pistons are 2.5-point favorites in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The matchup has an over/under of 217 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of December 26, 2020, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pistons vs Cavaliers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of December 26

Pistons: None
Cavaliers: Kevin Love: Day To Day (Calf), Dante Exum: Day To Day (Hip), Dylan Windler: Out (Wrist), Kevin Porter Jr.: Out (Personal), Matthew Dellavedova: Out (Concussion)

Pistons and Cavaliers Records ATS

  • Detroit managed to cover the spread in less than half its games last season, putting together a record of 27-37-1 against the spread.
  • The Pistons were 7-10 against the spread last season when they were at least a 2.5-point favorite.
  • Detroit and its opponents hit the over in 38 of 65 games last season (58.5%).
  • With a 30-33-2 record ATS, Cleveland did not routinely covered the spread last season.
  • As at least a 2.5-point underdog last season, the Cavaliers tended to had trouble covering with only a 0-2 record against the spread.
  • 36 of Cleveland’s 65 games (55.4%) last season covered the over/under.

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Head to Head

Collin Sexton scored a team-high 23 points to lead the Cavaliers past Reggie Jackson (16 points) and the Pistons 115-100 in their most recent matchup on Monday. The Pistons were favored by 6.5 points in the game, but the Cavaliers covered the spread in the loss. The teams combined to score 215 total points to cover the 214-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/27/2020 Pistons Pistons -6.5 214 -259 211 Regular Season 115-100 CLE*
1/9/2020 Pistons Pistons -7.5 221.5 -309 243 Regular Season 115-112 CLE*
1/7/2020 Pistons Cavaliers -3.5 219.5 -159 131 Regular Season 115-113 DET*
12/3/2019 Pistons Cavaliers -3.5 216.5 -158 132 Regular Season 127-94 DET*
3/18/2019 Cavaliers Regular Season 126-119 CLE
3/2/2019 Cavaliers Regular Season 129-93 DET
11/19/2018 Pistons Regular Season 113-102 DET
10/25/2018 Pistons Regular Season 110-103 DET
3/5/2018 Cavaliers Regular Season 112-90 CLE
1/30/2018 Pistons Regular Season 125-114 DET
  • 1/27/2020 DNP – Pistons: Derrick Rose, Luke Kennard, Blake Griffin
  • 1/9/2020 DNP – Pistons: Luke Kennard, Blake Griffin, Reggie Jackson
  • 1/7/2020 DNP – Pistons: Luke Kennard, Blake Griffin, Reggie Jackson
  • 12/3/2019 DNP – Pistons: Reggie Jackson
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Scoring Trends

  • In Detroit’s matchups last season, the Pistons and their opponents exceeded Saturday’s total of 217 points 39 times (59.1% of opportunities).
  • In 64.6% of Cleveland’s games last season (42 of 65), the total points scored was higher than Saturday’s 217-point over/under.
  • Last season, the average total for Pistons games was 218 points, one more than the over/under of 217 points for this contest.
  • Cavaliers’ games have a total points bet of 221.7 points last season, 4.7 points more than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The Pistons had an average implied point total of 112.1 last season, which is 2.1 points higher than their implied total in Saturday’s game (110).
  • Detroit scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (110) 28 times last season.
  • The Cavaliers’ average implied point total last season (113.8 points) is 6.8 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (107 points).
  • Cleveland put up more than 107 points in 33 games last season.
  • Last season, the Pistons were at the 25th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (107.2 PPG), while the Cavaliers allowed the 22nd-fewest points per game (114.8) in the league.
  • The Pistons had a -235-point scoring differential last season (-3.6 per game). The Cavaliers were also been out-scored by opponents on average last year (-513 total points, -7.9 per game).

Pistons Leaders

  • Derrick Rose racked up 18.1 points per game last season and added 5.6 assists.
  • Mason Plumlee pulled down 5.2 rebounds per game.
  • Delon Wright nicked 1.2 steals per game. Jerami Grant collected 0.8 blocks an outing.

Cavaliers Leaders

  • Sexton averaged 20.8 points per game last season.
  • Darius Garland collected 3.9 assists per game and Andre Drummond pulled down 15.8 rebounds per matchup.
  • Drummond averaged 2.0 steals and 1.7 blocks per game.

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