20* NBA TOTAL OF THE WEEK on Pistons/Cavaliers UNDER 193
Detroit vs. Cleveland,
02/21/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 100 - 101
Total: -115/+193 Under
The Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers will play part in a defensive battle tonight. Both squads are playing solid basketball of late, which can mostly be attributed to improvement at the defensive end of the floor.
Detroit has allowed less than 100 points in nine of their last 10 games overall. Cleveland has allowed less than 100 in 10 of their last 13 contests. I don't see either squad eclipsing 100 tonight, which will make it very difficult for this game go to over the number.
These are two of the worst offensive teams in the league as well. Detroit is only scoring 88.0 points/game this season, including 85.0 points/game on the road. Cleveland isn't a whole lot better at 93.8 points/game on the year.
Cleveland is a perfect 8-0 to the UNDER in home games after 4 straight games forcing opponent to commit 14 or less turnovers over the last 2 seasons. The UNDER is 6-0 in Cavaliers last 6 games following a ATS loss. The UNDER is 4-0 in Cleveland's last 4 games overall. These three trends make for a 18-0 system backing the UNDER. Plus, the UNDER is 39-13 in the last 52 meetings, and 21-6 in the last 27 meetings in Cleveland. Bet the UNDER in this game Tuesday.