Who’s Playing

Cleveland @ Detroit

Current Records: Cleveland 6-1; Detroit 2-7

What to Know

After a two-game homestand, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be on the road. Cleveland and the Detroit Pistons will face off in a Central Division battle at 7 p.m. ET Friday at Little Caesars Arena. The Cavaliers will be strutting in after a win while Detroit will be stumbling in from a loss.

It may have taken overtime to finish the job, but Cleveland ultimately got the result they were hoping for on Wednesday with a 114-113 victory over the Boston Celtics. Among those leading the charge for Cleveland was point guard Darius Garland, who shot 5-for-11 from beyond the arc and finished with a double-double on 29 points and 12 assists in addition to five rebounds.

Meanwhile, Detroit was expected to have a tough go of it on Wednesday, and that’s exactly how things played out. They found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unpleasant 116-91 punch to the gut against the Milwaukee Bucks. One thing holding the Pistons back was the mediocre play of small forward Bojan Bogdanovic, who did not have his best game: he finished with 14 points on 5-for-12 shooting and turned the ball over seven times in his 27 minutes on the court.

The Cavaliers are the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a six-game streak of ATS wins.

Detroit’s defeat took them down to 2-7 while Cleveland’s win pulled them up to 6-1. Allowing an average of 119.67 points per game, Detroit hasn’t exactly asserted themselves on the defensive end. We’ll see if they can patch up the holes in their defense before their upcoming contest.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Little Caesars Arena — Detroit, Michigan
  • TV: Bally Sports – Detroit
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $28.28

Odds

The Cavaliers are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Pistons, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Cleveland have won 17 out of their last 31 games against Detroit.

  • Mar 19, 2022 – Cleveland 113 vs. Detroit 109
  • Feb 24, 2022 – Detroit 106 vs. Cleveland 103
  • Jan 30, 2022 – Detroit 115 vs. Cleveland 105
  • Nov 12, 2021 – Cleveland 98 vs. Detroit 78
  • Apr 19, 2021 – Detroit 109 vs. Cleveland 105
  • Jan 27, 2021 – Cleveland 122 vs. Detroit 107
  • Dec 26, 2020 – Cleveland 128 vs. Detroit 119
  • Jan 27, 2020 – Cleveland 115 vs. Detroit 100
  • Jan 09, 2020 – Cleveland 115 vs. Detroit 112
  • Jan 07, 2020 – Detroit 115 vs. Cleveland 113
  • Dec 03, 2019 – Detroit 127 vs. Cleveland 94
  • Mar 18, 2019 – Cleveland 126 vs. Detroit 119
  • Mar 02, 2019 – Detroit 129 vs. Cleveland 93
  • Nov 19, 2018 – Detroit 113 vs. Cleveland 102
  • Oct 25, 2018 – Detroit 110 vs. Cleveland 103
  • Mar 05, 2018 – Cleveland 112 vs. Detroit 90
  • Jan 30, 2018 – Detroit 125 vs. Cleveland 114
  • Jan 28, 2018 – Cleveland 121 vs. Detroit 104
  • Nov 20, 2017 – Cleveland 116 vs. Detroit 88
  • Mar 14, 2017 – Cleveland 128 vs. Detroit 96
  • Mar 09, 2017 – Detroit 106 vs. Cleveland 101
  • Dec 26, 2016 – Detroit 106 vs. Cleveland 90
  • Nov 18, 2016 – Cleveland 104 vs. Detroit 81
  • Apr 24, 2016 – Cleveland 100 vs. Detroit 98
  • Apr 22, 2016 – Cleveland 101 vs. Detroit 91
  • Apr 20, 2016 – Cleveland 107 vs. Detroit 90
  • Apr 17, 2016 – Cleveland 106 vs. Detroit 101
  • Apr 13, 2016 – Detroit 112 vs. Cleveland 110
  • Feb 22, 2016 – Detroit 96 vs. Cleveland 88
  • Jan 29, 2016 – Cleveland 114 vs. Detroit 106
  • Nov 17, 2015 – Detroit 104 vs. Cleveland 99

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