Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Pistons vs Heat Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Detroit Pistons taking on the Miami Heat Friday December 22 at AmericanAirlines Arena Miami, FL. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions. <!–more?
Detroit Pistons (16-12) vs. Miami Heat (16-10)
Date: Tuesday December 22
Time:10:30 PM EST
Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena Miami, FL
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Heat -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 194
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The Pistons are hot winners of 4 of their last 5 games including their last 2. They are a 3.5-point road underdog facing a Miami team that is also playing well as of late winning 4 of their last 5 games.
Brandon Jennings has been out for almost a year after an Achilles tear, but he is expected to be ready for tonight’s game.
The Pistons are coming off their longest game in their history in beating the Chicago Bulls 147-144 in 4 OT and the Heat beat the Portland Trailblazers 116-109 in their last game.
This season the Heat are 12-5 at home and the Pistons are 6-8 on the road.
The Pistons are a balanced team that ranks 15th in the league in scoring and 14th in opponents’ points allowed.
Jennings had a solid game for the Detroit D-League squad scoring 12 points and 11 assists and the big team could use him, as the starters lead the league in minutes played.
The Heat will have to play solid D on the perimerter, as Pistons guards Reggie Jackson is averaging 26 ppg in his last 5 games and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is averaging 21.3 ppg in his last 4 games.
Andre Drummond has emerged as the best C in the East so far on the season and he leads the league in rebounding. In the 4OT win over the Bulls he went for 33 points and grabbed 21 boards.
These 2 teams met in late November in Detroit where the Pistons routed the Heat 104-81.
The Heat have been winning with their defense, which ranks 2nd in the league in opponents’ points allowed and they have to play good D to win, as they only rank 25th in the league in scoring.
Dwyane Wade leads the Heat in scoring, but in the loss to the Pistons earlier this season he was held to a season low 2 points.
The Heat have 6 players averaging in double figures and play in the paint will be key with Drummond and Heat C Hassan Whiteside (12.7 ppg 10.7 rpg).
the Heat have won 7 of their last 8 home games against the Pistons.
NBA Betting Trends:
- DET is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- DET is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games.
- DET has an Over record of 5-0 in their last 5 games.
- MIA is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- MIA is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Pistons are playing well as of late, but they are still 2 games under .500 on the road and in their house the Heat will win and cover the spread.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Miami ATS
Take the Heat in this one at home, as they will end the Pistons 2-game winning streak.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Miami 100 – Detroit 95
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