NBA Betting Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons Game 3 Odds

April 21st, 2016 by Leave a reply »
For the second straight game, the Detroit Pistons looked good early on against the Cleveland Cavaliers, only to fade down the stretch in a much more lopsided 107-90 loss in Game 2 on Wednesday.

The Pistons will now try to rebound at home as 4.5-point betting underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark for Game 3 on Friday.

Detroit led Cleveland 60-55 in the third quarter before surrendering a decisive 27-8 run to the defending Eastern Conference champions that turned the tide of the game for good.

The Cavs connected on 20 of 38 three-point attempts (52.6 percent) to tie an NBA playoff record and turned a close game into a rout. That was much different from Game 1, which stayed competitive until the very end. The Pistons covered the spread as 11-point road underdogs in Game 1 but fell short as identical 11-point dogs in Game 2 on the NBA betting lines.

Of course, LeBron James was one of the main difference-makers for Cleveland, scoring 14 of his 27 points in the second quarter on 7-of-8 shooting. James scored 22 in Game 1 but made sure he made an impact much earlier in Game 2 with his team trailing 28-23 following the first 1 ...

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