Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons 12/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons 12/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Cleveland Cavaliers will be slamming the ball against the Detroit Pistons at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 7:00 PM ET. Cleveland survived their opening game of the regular season with a 121-114 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. The Cavaliers are in 2nd place of the Eastern Conference Central Division with a 1-0 standing and a +7.0 point-difference. Guard Collin Sexton led Cleveland with 27 points, 5 assists, and 2 rebounds. Center Andre Drummond grabbed a team-high 14 rebounds with 14 points while Forward Larry Nance, Jr. pitched in 13 points, 13 boards, and a team-high 8 assists in the winning effort.

The Cleveland Cavaliers recorded a total of 52.9% field goal shooting, 46.7% shooting from the rainbow territory, and sank 15 of their 20 (75.0%) attempted shots from the charity line. The Cavaliers added 62 points from shooting in the paint. Cleveland hauled down 50 total rebounds with 10 offensive boards and led in assists with 34. The Cavs lost their battle in turnovers with 18 to 15 while their defense ended up with 3 blocks and 12 steals.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons Predictions 12/26/2020

The Detroit Pistons suffered a 10-point defeat during their regular season-opening game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, 101-111. Detroit is in 4th place of the Eastern Conference Central Division with a 0-1 standing and a -10.0 point-difference. In their game versus Minnesota, the Pistons took a 9-point lead after the first quarter and lessened the lead to just 5 points while entering the last quarter but failed to hold on until the game was over. Josh Jackson was the leading scorer for Detroit with 19 points while Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose added 15 points apiece. Center Mason Plumlee pounded 8 rebounds.

The Pistons converted 45 of their 93 (48.4%) attempted shots from the field, 22.9% shooting from the three-point region, made 3 of their 8 (37.5%) free-throw attempts and scored 66 points in the paint. Detroit pulled down 44 total rebounds with 7 offensive boards and dished out a total of 29 assists. The Pistons turned the ball over 12 times, denied the ball twice, and initiated 5 steals in defeat.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons. The NBA Pick for this outing is Cleveland. Both teams can play strong offense and are capable of filling up points in the scorebook. The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 outings versus Detroit and 7-13 SU in their last 20 contests against an opponent in the Eastern Conference. The Pistons are 0-11 SU in their last 11 matches versus an opponent in the Eastern Conference and 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home. Cleveland’s arsenal is full of talented scorers led by Sexton, Garland, Drummond, and Nance ready for disposal on Saturday. Final Score Prediction, the Cleveland Cavaliers will win but the best play is OVER at 117-114.

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons 12/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI

Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020

TV: FOX Sports Detroit

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland Cavaliers +2.5

NBA Totals: 217.5

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