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(21-25) Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat (16-30)
Date: Saturday January 28
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Miami Florida
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This game features two struggling teams hoping to make a late run into the playoffs.
Detroit has won 3 of 4, while the Heat are riding a 5 game winning streak.
The Pistons have won the first 2 contests of the season series, by an average margin of victory of 16 points.
The Pistons are looking to bounce back after a tough loss to the Kings, with strong play from Reggie Jackson being the focal point of this turnaround.
During the last 4 games Jackson has been good scoring the ball and distributing to open teammates. He is averaging near 20 points per game and 7 assists during this run. Jackson goes toe to toe against Goran Dragic , and I don’t see Jackson slowing his scoring surge down. Look for Jackson to get 20 points and 8 assists in this one.
Andre Drummond continues to be one of the league’s best rebounders, but his scoring has been sporadic the last couple of games. While Drummond has grabbed 10+ rebounds in 8 straight games, he has only scored in double figures in 5 of those contests.
The Miami front line shouldn’t give Drummond any trouble, as he has averaged 21 points and 17 rebounds in the 2 head to head matchups this season.
Tobias Harris has been a great third, sometimes second scoring option for the Pistons. He has been on a scoring tear of late, putting up 10+ points in each the last 10 games, and averaging 18 points per game and shooting over 51% from the field.
The Miami perimeter defenders don’t have the athleticism to keep up with the hot shooting Harris, and I look for him to put up 17 points and hit 3 field goals from behind the arc.
The Pistons defense has been incredibly poor during the last 10 games, giving up over 109 points in 7 of those. This doesn’t bode well against a Miami team with good outside shooting, and could be the downfall of the Pistons in the contest.
Goran Dragic has been the most consistent player on the offensive side of the ball for the Heat. His ability to penetrate the lane and still hit three’s from the outside have helped the Heat overcome key injuries to improving players.
Dragic has scored 17 or more points in 8 straight games, but has not shot from behind the arc particularly well. He faces another good guard i Reggie Jackson, and I expect Jackson’s defensive abilities to slow Dragic down enough to keep Miami’s offense from getting into a rhythm.
Hassan Whiteside has dealt with a nagging ankle injury during the Heat’s 5 game winning streak, and the Heat have struggled to win any of those games in convincing fashion.
Whiteside admitted that he rushed back too soon in a 3 point win against brooklyn (7 points and only 1 rebound).
Whiteside should get the start and be closer to 100%, so I don’t expect him to grab only 1 rebound in this matchup.
James Johnson went 6 games in a row with 4 or more assists, but saw that passing vision get shut down by Brooklyn, as he had 0 assists in the Heat win.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pistons are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Pistons are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Pistons are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games.
- Favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
- Pistons are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
- Pistons are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Miami.
- Under is 19-8-1 in the last 28 meetings in Miami.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction:
If the veteran forward can dish the ball early and often the Heat should have a great shot at winning their 6th straight game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Detroit ATS
The Pistons will win this one by double digits, as the health of Whiteside will be a big question mark for Miami..
NBA Free Score Prediction: Detroit 118 – Miami 106
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