Cavaliers vs Pistons Game Info
2022 NBA Summer League Game
Cleveland Cavaliers (1-2) vs. Detroit Pistons (2-1)
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Thomas & Mack Center — Las Vegas, NV
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons meet head-to-head in Summer League action on Thursday night. Cleveland is aiming to bounce back after a 91-80 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. Rookie Ochai Agbaji was was the lone bright spot, pouring in 24 points on 7-for-13 shooting.
Meanwhile, the Pistons suffered their first loss of the Summer League season at the hands of the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday. Buddy Boeheim paced the offense with 18 points (6-for-8 shooting), but Detroit's defense allowed Indiana to decimate the paint and shoot 53.6% from the floor overall.
Cavaliers vs Pistons Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: CLE: (+118) | DET: (-142)
Spread: CLE: +2.5 (-105) | DET: -2.5 (-115)
Total: 175.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)
Odds to Win Summer League Championship: CLE: (N/A) | DET: (+16000)
Detroit enters this contest as a small favorite on the moneyline and spread. This 5:30 p.m. ET clash also features the third-highest total of Thursday's eight-game slate.
Cavaliers vs Pistons Prediction & Pick
The Cavaliers shot 12-for-27 (44.4%) from three-point range in their opening win, but have combined for only 11 made threes in their last two games. R.J. Nembhard Jr. also had his first bad game of the Summer League, scoring only 5 points on 2-for-8 shooting on Wednesday. Momentum is heading in the wrong direction for Cleveland.
Pistons fans have to be excited seeing their young players ball out. However, none of Jaden Ivey, Isaiah Stewart or Isaiah Livers suited up in their most recent game. It'll be up to players like 2022 first-round pick Jalen Duren (11.3 points) and Braxton Key (11.0 points) to carry the load in this one.
Neither of these teams have stellar offenses, so taking under 175.5 points to be scored has the most value (-115).
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