Justin Ford/Getty Images. Pictured: Evan Mobley of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Top Pick NBA Basket Accessories: Evan Mobley and Darius Garland
|Odds||Mobley (+460) Garland (+550)|
|Time||7 p.m. ET|
The Cleveland Cavaliers host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night with the trade deadline looming.
The Pistons are in full rebuild mode, and there remains a possibility that they will make a move by trading Bojan Bogdanovic, Saddiq Bey or Alec Burks. It could impact tonight’s game if trade talks heat up and they decide to sit one of these players out to avoid injury.
The Cavaliers are heavily favored (-13) in this game against the team with the worst record in the Eastern Conference.
Jarrett Allen (63% win rate for opening predictions) will face Jalen Duren (32% win rate) in the first prediction tonight. These two have never faced each other before, but Allen should easily control the point.
The Cavaliers have scored first in 48% of games this season, while the Pistons have scored first in just 38% of their matchups.
Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell combine to shoot the first shot in 67% of the games they start. However, Evan Mobley’s usage has increased significantly over the past month as he has taken the opening shot for Cleveland in eight of the last 14 games.
The odds for first field options from any Cavaliers player are very low tonight, but I like Evan Mobley or Darius Garland to score the first bucket.
- Evan Mobley 1st basket on FanDuel +460 (0.5 units Play up to +375)
- Darius Garland 1st FG on DraftKings +550 (0.5 Units Play to +400)
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