2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
March 22, 2005
Detroit at Cleveland
Tuesday 03/22 07:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Cleveland -1.5 (-110) (risk 2 to return 3.82) RESULT: WIN
With their fifth seed at risk, Cleveland HC Paul Silas is gone. LeBron's 56 points couldn't save the Cavs the other night and now interim head coach Brendan Malone needs to find a way to stop the bleeding. Cleveland is 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS in its last 10 games, but they are 4-2 ATS in their last six home games. The Pistons, with a small lead in the Central Division, have been in a struggling mode lately, too. Detroit is 4-4 SU and 2-6 ATS in its last eight games. The Pistons have really had their problems on the road going 1-4 SU and ATS in their last five games. Cleveland scores over 100 at home and has posted a 20-13 ATS mark there. Detroit only puts up 94 on the road and they've scored even less (87.8) within the division this season. We'll side with the Cavs for two stars.