Free NBA Picks Today: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons 3/4/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons 3/4/23
Sat 4th March 2023

The Detroit Pistons (15-48, 7-25 Away) will try to slow down one of the NBA’s top shooting teams when they head to face the Cleveland Cavaliers (39-26, 26-7 Home) on Saturday. Detroit was narrowly beaten by the Chicago Bulls 117-115 at Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday, their sixth straight loss.

Bojan Bogdanovic led the way in the loss with 34 points. The Pistons are the 15th seed in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland lost on Wednesday at TD Garden, falling to the Boston Celtics 117-113. Donovan Mitchell had 44 points in the loss to lead the team. The Cavaliers are the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference.

It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. After taking all three of the previous season matchups against Detroit, the last of which was a 113-85 victory at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on February 8, their fourth straight head-to-head victory, Cleveland will be pursuing a season sweep.

Jarrett Allen led the Cavaliers with 20 points and 16 rebounds. Bogdanovic had 15 points in defeat. Bogdanovic is averaging 21.6 points per game to lead the Pistons in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Jalen Duren is grabbing 8.7 rebounds per game, and Killian Hayes is dishing 5.9 assists.

Mitchell’s 27.5 points per game have powered the Cavs on offense. He ranks as the eighth-highest scorer in the league. Darius Garland is doling out 7.9 assists per game, sixth-most in the NBA, and Allen is averaging 9.9 rebounds per game.

The Cavaliers are shooting 48.8% from the field on the season, ranking as one of the most accurate field goal shooting teams in the league (5th).The Cavaliers have had success in the Pistons’ last 10 visits to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, winning seven.

Detroit has dropped six in a row away from Little Caesars Arena this season. Detroit is 1-9 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -8.7 (106.7-115.4). Cleveland has a 6-4 record over the last 10, scoring 113.0 points per game on average while allowing 106.0 (+7.0 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Marvin Bagley III: 30.3 | 18.5 | +11.8
Jalen Duren: 10.5 | 18.3 | -7.8
Points per game:
Marvin Bagley III: 16.7 | 11.3 | +5.4
Rebounds per game:
Marvin Bagley III: 13.0 | 6.7 | +6.3
Assists per game:
Killian Hayes: 7.4 | 5.9 | +1.5


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Ricky Rubio: 5.0 | 10.8 | -5.8
Points per game:
Caris LeVert: 5.6 | 11.6 | -6.0

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Cleveland Cavs -13.5 (-110)

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