The Detroit Pistons (0-1) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (1-0) in a matchup of Central Division teams at Little Caesars Arena, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 26, 2020. The Pistons are favorites in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The over/under is in the matchup.
The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of December 26, 2020, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.
Pistons vs Cavaliers Betting Odds
Injury Report as of December 26
Kevin Love: Day To Day (Calf),
Dante Exum: Day To Day (Hip),
Dylan Windler: Out (Wrist),
Kevin Porter Jr.: Out (Personal),
Matthew Dellavedova: Out (Concussion)
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Pistons Key Players
Cavaliers Key Players
- The Pistons shot 45.9% from the field last season, 3.2 percentage points lower than the 49.1% the Cavaliers allowed to opponents.
- Detroit went 11-6 against the spread and 11-6 overall when it shot higher than 49.1% from the field.
- Cleveland’s record was 15-5-1 against the spread and 14-7 overall when its opponents made more than 45.9% of their shots from the field.
- The Cavaliers shot 45.8% from the field, 2.2% lower than the 48% the Pistons’ opponents shot last season.
- Last season, Cleveland had a 16-7 record against the spread and an 11-12 record overall in games the team collectively shot above 48% from the field.
- When Detroit’s opponents shot higher than 45.8% from the field last season, it was 15-10 against the spread and 12-13 overall.
- The Pistons knocked down 36.7% of their three-point shots last season, 0.8% lower than the 37.5% the Cavaliers allowed opponents to shoot from deep.
- Detroit had a 20-10 record against the spread and a 16-14 record overall when the team connected on more than 37.5% of its three-point attempts.
- Cleveland went 22-10-1 against the spread and 15-18 overall when its opponents shot higher than 36.7% from deep.
- The Cavaliers’ three-point shooting percentage last season (35.1%) was one percentage point lower than opponents of the Pistons averaged (36.1%).
- Cleveland had a 16-13-1 ATS record and is 9-21 straight-up when the team hit more than 36.1% of its three-point attempts.
- Detroit had a 19-12 ATS record and a 13-18 straight-up record last season when it connected on more than 35.1% of its three-point shots.
- The Pistons knocked down 12 three-pointers per game last season, just 0.8 more makes per game than the Cavaliers allowed (11.2).
- When Detroit made more threes than its opponents last season, it went 21-16-1 against the spread and 15-23 overall. When Cleveland was out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it was 16-24 ATS and 13-27 straight up.
- The Pistons were the 18th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA last season, while the Cavaliers gave up the 20th-fewest makes from deep.
Pistons vs Cavaliers Stat Rankings
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