The NBA is back in action today as the Cleveland Cavaliers will clash with the Detroit Pistons in the Motor City.
Also, the Cavaliers and the Pistons will play their 2nd game in three days. It was the Pistons taking a 115-113 road win on Tuesday night.
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
The Cavaliers lost their last game against the Pistons. Also, they were unlucky as the difference was just two points. Now, they will have an opportunity for payback against the same opponent. However, this team is not playing well this season. Moreover, they are on the bottom spot in the Central Division with 21.5 games behind the Bucks. As for the Eastern Conference playoff picture, Cleveland is one the 13th spot with 6.5 games behind the Nets for the final playoff spot.
On the offensive side of the game, the Cavaliers score an average of 104.6 points per game. And that record is enough for the 27th spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 44.3 boards combined with 21.4 assists per night.
As for the defensive side of the game, the Cavaliers concede an average of 113.6 points per game.
Detroit Pistons Form
The Pistons managed to score a hard-fought win in the game against the Cavaliers in Cleveland.
However, their recent form was not good enough as they lost 4 of their last 5 games before the game against the Cavaliers. And now, the Pistons are 3rd in the Central Division, with 18 games behind the Bucks. As for the Eastern Conference playoff picture, Detroit is 10th with three games behind the Nets for the final playoff spot.
On the offensive side of the game, the Pistons score an average of 108.4 points per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 22nd spot in the league in scoring offence. Also, they have an average of 42.3 boards per game combined with 24.4 assists per night.
As for the defensive side of the game, the Pistons concede an average of 111.1 points per game. And that record is enough for the 17th spot in scoring defence.
The Cavaliers are one of the worst teams in the league this season. Moreover, their form is not good enough and they were beaten at home by the Pistons. And that will give them a winning momentum to Detroit. They are not the best team but they are at least better than Cleveland. Take Detroit in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons on 1/9/2020 is: take Detroit Pistons (Moneyline)
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