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(20-15) Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat (19-17)
Date: Wednesday January 3
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: EVEN
NBA Betting Total: 195.5
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Wednesday night NBA features a battle between two out East foes that are part of the second-tier group out East that won’t likely earn a top-three seed, yet are in prime position to pull ahead of the pack and earn home-court advantage as the fourth-best squad in the conference.
The catch, of course, is that being in this tier means a few loses can bump you out of the playoff picture altogether.
With a little more than half the season still to go, teams shouldn’t be worrying about the postseason just yet. That said, every loss will count when it’s all said and done, and matchups like this one between the Heat and Pistons could be more important in April than we realized here in January.
The Pistons enter this game scoring 102.1 points per contest. That number puts them in the 23rd ranked spot in the NBA.
The good news, however, is that they’re slightly better when it comes to offensive efficiency. Detroit averages 104.1 points per 100 possessions, which puts them at 18th in the league.
Defensively, Detroit is allowing opponents to put up 101.4 points per night. That number is great, and good enough for fourth in the league.
The even better news is that it’s not all that misleading, as raw numbers sometimes have a tendency to be.
So far this season, the Pistons are giving up just 103.9 points per night—a number that puts them at eighth in the Association in defensive efficiency.
The Heat enter this contest scoring just 100.4 points per game. That number is only good enough for 28th in the league.
The good news is that they’re a bit better when it comes to offensive efficiency. They’re posting 103 points per 100 possessions, which bumps them up to 23rd.
Defensively, Miami is allowing opponents to post 102.1 points per night. That number puts them at eighth in the Association, but they do drop when you look at defensive efficiency.
Per 100 possessions, the Heat allow 105.1 points—only good enough for 14th in the league.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 12-3-1 in DET last 16 road games.
- Under is 16-5-1 in DET last 22 overall.
- MIA are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central.
- Under is 7-1 in MIA last 8 home games.
- Under is 7-1 in MIA last 8 games as a favorite.
- Under is 19-9-1 in the last 29 meetings in Miami.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction:
The Heat enter this contest having alternated wins and losses over their last five. The Pistons have won three of their last four and six of their last eight.
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Although the line hasn’t yet been set for this contest, we can see a realistic scenario where it comes down to the final possession.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Detroit Pistons 101 – Miami Heat 100
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