Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers 11-17-23

Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 11/17/23 NBA Odds, Picks, and Predictions

Detroit Pistons (2-10) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (5-6)


Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 11/17/23 – On Friday, November 17th, 2023, the Detroit Pistons will face off with the Cleveland Cavaliers in what promises to be an intriguing NBA matchup at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. Fans and bettors alike eagerly anticipate what may transpire between these teams – we’ll break down their statistics, key players, betting odds, and trends as well as give out free NBA picks here.


The Detroit Pistons have had a difficult start to their season, winning only two out of their first twelve games. On offense they average 110.6 points per game while shooting 46.7% from field goal range; defensively however they have allowed 113.4 points per game and rebounding has been strong (46.1 rebounds per game), with turnovers coming at an average 16.7 rate.


The Cleveland Cavaliers have maintained a 5-6 record, keeping close to even in their matchup against the Detroit Pistons. Similar to Detroit, their offensive output averages 110.5 points per game with a slightly better field goal percentage of 46.5% than the average field goal percentage. On defense, however, they allow 108.8 points per game which indicates their stronger presence defensively when compared with Detroit Pistons. They excel at rebounding with 44.6 average per game rebounds and fewer turnovers (13.5 average per game).


Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 11/17/23 Game Info


When: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Stream: NBA League Pass


Cade Cunningham (PG) vs. Donovan Mitchell (SG)


Cade Cunningham has made a markful debut season for the Detroit Pistons as an outstanding rookie player. Starting all 12 games, averaging 36.2 minutes per game and contributing significantly at both ends of the floor; he averages 21.3 points, 7.3 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game while still managing 5 turnovers per game with 1.5 assist-to-turnover ratio; an indication of his impressive playmaking skills but needs improvement with ball security.


Donovan Mitchell has been an impressive scoring force for the Cavaliers over 10 games, averaging 29.2 points, 5.3 assists, 4.9 rebounds per game in 36.2 minutes per contest – creating shots and contributing across the board to make him an invaluable member of their roster despite an average turnover rate of 2.6 per contest.


NBA Odds/Point Spread: Cavaliers -460, Total Odds: 224.5


As for the betting odds, the Cleveland Cavaliers are heavily favored in this matchup, with a point spread of -9.5 points. The over/under for the total points scored in the game is set at 224.5 points. These odds suggest that Cavaliers are clear favorites to win this game by a significant margin.


Detroit Pistons Betting Trends


The Pistons have struggled to cover the spread, going 2-7 ATS in their last nine games. They’ve also been involved in high-scoring games, with the total going over in six of their last seven matchups. Furthermore, Detroit has faced a tough stretch, going winless in their last nine games and losing all five of their previous meetings with the Cavaliers.


Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends


The Cavaliers have had their share of struggles as well, going 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games. However, they’ve been more successful in keeping games low-scoring, with the total going under in 12 of their last 18 games. When playing at home against the Pistons, the Cavaliers have a perfect 5-0 record in their last five encounters.


Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 11/17/23 Betting Picks


At first glance, odds heavily favoring the Cleveland Cavaliers are indicative of how sportsbooks view them securing an easy win against Detroit Pistons. Their performance both on court and against the spread has made picking them as underdogs difficult.


Consider Cleveland the clear favorite in this matchup when looking at point spreads; given Detroit’s recent struggles, they should easily cover the -9.5 point spread. Also keep an eye out for under 224.5 point totals since both teams tend towards lower scoring games.


When it comes to the multi-expert best picks for this matchup, the consensus leans heavily towards the Cleveland Cavaliers. The combination of their better record, home-court advantage, and the struggles of the Detroit Pistons make the Cavs the safer bet in this game.

Free Pick and Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers 115, Detroit Pistons 100


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