Cavaliers vs. Pistons Predictions & Best Bets: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under and Props | March 1

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 29, 2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers (38-20) hit the court against the Detroit Pistons (9-49) as 7.5-point favorites on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET on BSDE. The matchup has an over/under set at 221.5 points.

Dive into the best bets available (according to our computer predictions) in Friday’s game, before you make an informed wager on the matchup.

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Spread: Cavaliers (-7.5) to Cover

  • Our computers expect the same result as DraftKings, but have the Cavaliers winning by a considerably more robust margin (11.6 points). Take the Cavaliers.
  • Cleveland has gone 28-28-2 ATS this season.
  • The Cavaliers have covered the spread six times this season (6-9-1 ATS) when playing as at least 7.5-point favorites.
  • Detroit is 29-28-1 ATS this season.
  • The Pistons are 22-15-1 ATS this season when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs.

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Total: Over 221.5

  • The model projects a total (229.2 points) much higher than the one set by DraftKings for this game (221.5 points). Take the over.
  • A total of 33 times so far this season, Cleveland and its opponent have combined for more than 221.5 points.
  • So far this season, 41 Detroit’s games have featured over 221.5 points scored.
  • A total of 26 out of the Cavaliers’ 58 games this season have gone over the point total.
  • Pistons games have gone over the point total 30 out of 58 times this season.

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Moneyline Winner: Cavaliers (-310)

  • Prediction: Cavaliers 120, Pistons 109
  • Cleveland has won 30, or 75%, of the 40 games it has played as the favorite this season.
  • Detroit has been an underdog in 53 games this season and has come away with the win eight times (15.1%) in those contests.

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Jarrett Allen Points Prop: Over 17.5

  • Jarrett Allen averages 15.9 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 0.8 steals and 1.2 blocks.
  • The 15.9 points Allen scores per game are 1.6 less than his prop total on Friday (17.5).
  • Allen has had 52 chances to hit the over on a point prop this season and came through 26 times.
  • On offense the Pistons are the 21st-ranked squad in the league (112.7 points per game). Defensively they are fourth-worst (121.3 points allowed per game).

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Jalen Duren Points Prop: Under 13.5

  • The Pistons are receiving 14.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game from Jalen Duren this year.
  • The 13.5-point total set for Duren on Friday is 0.5 fewer points than his season scoring average.
  • He is 21-for-44 at scoring more than his points prop total this season.
  • The Cavaliers are putting up 114.7 points per game this season (15th-ranked in NBA), but they’ve really provided a lift on defense, allowing only 109.7 points per game (second-best).

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