NBA Playoff Expert Picks: Detroit Pistons at Cleveland Cavaliers.

Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball Point Spread news and notes. NBA Premium 500-star Predictions are winning at a 71.8% rate and will continue through the NBA Finals in June of 2016. The (44-38) and 8th seed Detroit Pistons of the Eastern Conference Central Division will be in the “ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME CITY” for their round-one NBA Playoff matchup. Detroit takes on the (57-25) and number top seed Cleveland Cavaliers also of the Eastern Conference Central in 2016 NBA Playoff action. Tip-off is 3:00 PM EST on the ABC Television Network. The game is on Sunday, April 17, 2016. The teams will play at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The best Sports Handicapper believes the Detroit Pistons are going to give 100%, and the series will be closer than expert predict. The Cleveland Cavaliers are the favorites to represent the East in the 2016 NBA Finals. The Opening Betting line has Detroit as a ten and a half-point Road Underdog Against The Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 200′ for Sunday’s game.

The Detroit Pistons finished the regular season with an overtime win against their first round opponent. Detroit General Manager Jeff Bower is one of the brightest minds in the National Basketball Association. President and Head Coach Stan Van Gundy knows how to win basketball games, and both have an eye for talent. As the head coach of the Orlando Magic Van Gundy shocked the “BUCKEYE STATE” with an Eastern Conference Finals upset of the heavily favored Cavaliers seven years ago. The Pistons have one of the most dominant Centers in the league. Andre Drummond is going to be Superstar and compares to Dwight Howard, who Van Gundy coached in Central Florida. Starting point guard Reggie Jackson has been a perfect fit since coming to the “MOTOR CITY” from Oklahoma City. The addition of Tobias Harris provides versatility at the forward position. The key to a Detroit victory is to play through Drummond in the post.

Two years ago Akron, Ohio native LeBron James was getting ready for the NBA Playoffs as a member of the Miami Heat. Fast Forward to 2016 and the “KING” is back in familiar territory with promises of bringing a World Title to the city with the nickname of “THE MISTAKE BY THE LAKE”. Fans in Cleveland watched the Golden State Warriors celebrate on their floor after defeating Cleveland in the 2015 NBA Finals. The organization parted ways with David Blatt and hired assistant Tyronn Lue as the head coach. Clearly Lue is not in the same class as Stan Van Gundy, but Cleveland has more talent on the basketball court. Point Guard Kyrie Irving and Forward Kevin Love are healthy for the 2016 postseason. The combination along with James make the Cavaliers a dangerous team for any team in the league. Love is also starting to drive the basketball to the basket, instead of settling for jump shots. The key to a Cleveland series win is to keep the ball moving on offense.

Detroit is 3-1 Against The Point Spread the last four between the teams.

The Betting Odds Over The Total are 4-1 he last five times the teams have met.

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