Cavaliers vs. Pistons: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 1, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 29, 2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers (38-20) visit the Detroit Pistons (9-49) at Little Caesars Arena on Friday, March 1, 2024. The contest starts at 7:00 PM ET and airs on BSDE. The Cavaliers are 7-point favorites in the game, the fourth matchup between the teams this season. The over/under for the matchup is set at 219 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Pistons Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Total
Cavaliers -7 219

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Injury Report as of March 1

Cavaliers: Tristan Thompson: Out (Suspension), Ty Jerome: Out (Ankle), Ricky Rubio: Out (Personal), Donovan Mitchell: Questionable (Knee)

Pistons: Danilo Gallinari: Out (Not With Team), Danilo Gallinari: Out (Not With Team), Danilo Gallinari: Out (Not With Team), Ryan Arcidiacono: Out (Trade Pending), Marcus Sasser: Out (Knee)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Cavaliers (-7)
Total Pick Over (219)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Cavaliers vs. Pistons Stat Rankings

Cavaliers Avg. (Rank) Pistons Avg. (Rank)
114.7 (15th) Points Scored 112.7 (21st)
109.7 (2nd) Points Allowed 121.3 (27th)
44.7 (7th) Rebounds 43.6 (16th)
10.3 (17th) Off. Rebounds 11.0 (10th)
13.4 (11th) 3pt Made 11.3 (29th)
27.7 (10th) Assists 26.4 (16th)
12.7 (12th) Turnovers 14.9 (29th)

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Cavaliers Key Players

Donovan Mitchell 47 28 5.4 6.2 1.8 0.5 3.4
Darius Garland 34 18.1 2.3 6.2 1.4 0.1 1.9
Jarrett Allen 53 15.9 10.4 2.7 0.8 1.2 0
Evan Mobley 35 15.8 10.1 2.8 0.9 1.6 0.3
Caris LeVert 48 14.1 3.8 4.7 0.9 0.5 1.6

Pistons Key Players

Cade Cunningham 48 22.5 4.2 7.4 0.9 0.4 1.9
Simone Fontecchio 7 15.1 3.4 1.9 0.7 0 2.7
Jaden Ivey 54 15.1 3.6 3.7 0.7 0.6 1.5
Jalen Duren 43 14 12 2.6 0.5 0.9 0
Isaiah Stewart 36 11 6.9 1.7 0.4 0.8 1.4

Betting Trends

  • The Cavaliers have beaten the spread 28 times in 58 games.
  • Cleveland’s ATS record as 7-point favorites or more is 6-9-1.
  • This season, 26 of the Cavaliers’ 58 games have gone over the point total.
  • A total of 36 times so far this year, Cleveland and its opponent have combined to score more than 219 points.
  • The over/under in this matchup is 219 points, 5.4 fewer than the average total in this season’s Cavaliers contests.
  • The Pistons’ record against the spread is 29-28-1.
  • Detroit’s ATS record as a 7-point underdog or greater is 22-17-1.
  • The Pistons have seen 30 of their 58 games go over the point total.
  • Detroit’s games have finished with over 219 points scored 45 times this year.
  • The average total points scored in Pistons games this year (219) is 15.0 points higher than the total for this matchup.

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