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(29-32) Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat (32-30)
Date:Saturday March 3rd
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Heat -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 207
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The Detroit Pistons are struggling right now. The teams is currently 2-3 over the past five games. The Pistons were playing well with Griffin coming to Detroit, but recently, things have gotten rocky. The Miami Heat are looking to make some noise in the East this season. If Miami can continue to play well, they will be in the playoffs.
The last time the Pistons and Heat took the floor against each other, was last month, February 3rd. The Pistons got the win, 111-107.
The Detroit Pistons are looking to get back on track. Detroit recently took care of the Bucks, 110-87. Hopefully for the Pistons, the win will be a team wake up call. Detroit had lost three straight, before their recent win against Milwaukee. The three game losing streak came against teams that will be in the playoffs this year.
The Blake Griffin experiment, has had some up and downs, but for the most part, the Pistons are happy with his play. He is averaging 18.3 points and 6.8 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game this year. If Griffin is able to get back to scoring 23 and grabbing 10 rebounds, the Pistons can be a tough out in the first round. Only if they can squeeze into the playoffs.
Aside from Blake Griffin’s play, the Pistons are going to need more from everyone. More meaning more effort, more intensity and energy. The 23 point win against Milwaukee should be a motivation. Tobias Harris is averaging 18.1 points per game, and has played well as the teams second scoring option, but is still not enough.
Defensively, the Pistons are allowing 103.8 points per game this season. That ranks Detroit 9th in points allowed this year. If the defense can continue to get better, I don’t see why Detroit can’t make the playoffs. They have all the intangible pieces around them to be successful. Especially in the East.
The Pistons are bad on the road this year. The team is 9-19 on the road this season. Not a good sign for a team with playoff aspirations.
The Miami Heat are looking to make a surge at the Eastern Conference playoffs this year. The team is currently in the 8th playoff seed in the East right now. If the Heat are going to stay in that position, they must keep winning games. They carry a 2.5 game lead over the Pistons for the final playoff spot.
The Heat recently gave up 131 points at home to the Los Angeles Lakers. Not a good look for a team who is trying to make noise in the postseason. Not to mention, the Lakers are terrible this season. Miami is 16-13 at home this year. Miami is also 2-3 over the last five games.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Heat are allowing 102 points per game. Ranking the Heat 4th in points allowed this year. The last game must have been a fluke because of how many points the team allowed. Tonight, look for the Heat to play with more intensity in this one.
NBA Betting Trends:
- DET are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
- MIA are 8-22-4 ATS in their last 34 home games.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction:
Detroit is going to have their hands full in this game. Look for the Pistons to play this one with a playoff type of feel. A big game from Detroit is a must on the road.
The Miami Heat are going to be looking for a bounce back win. Look for the Heat to play this game as a must win at home. The head to head matchup could play a factor later in the season.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Heat -6.5
Take the Heat for the win at home. Miami is a better team at home than they are on the road.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Heat 109 – Detroit 101
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