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(4-9) Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons (6-9)
Date: Wednesday November 23
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pistons -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 190
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The Detroit Pistons came away on the losing end of a tough three-point loss to the Houston Rockets in their last game, while the Miami Heat also came up short in their last outing, after coming away on the losing end of a 101-94 point loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Miami Heat came away with their ninth loss of the season, after giving up 101 points to the Philadelphia 76ers in their last game. Miami played well through much of the contest, but Philadelphia’s defense was just too much for them in the end.
Miami shot just 38.6% from the field, and a terrible 22.6% from deep. Their shooting woes alone held the team back all night, because Miami just couldn’t find get the lid off the basket.
Philadelphia did a great job of containing the Heat stars, holding Goran Dragic to just 10 points (shot 4-13 from the field) and Josh Richardson to just 4 points (shot 1-11 from the field.)
That was a key catalyst in Philadelphia coming out on top. So that cannot happen this game, if Miami plans to come out with the win.
The Heat just don’t have a good enough offensive firepower to outscore teams, so they’ve got to stop their opponents in order to get wins.
The team can’t hope to just outscore their adversaries, because that’s not going to happen.
Some games their offense isn’t going to be reliable, so the teams got to figure out other ways of winning games.
Miami has one of the best rim protectors in the league in Hassan Whiteside so they should be focusing more of their efforts on the defensive end of the floor next game.
Detroit isn’t a great offensive team, so Miami should continue to exploit that because Miami is only going to win this game if they play with more effort defensively then Detroit.
The Detroit Pistons came up on the losing end of a three-point loss to the James Harden led, Houston Rockets. Detroit had Houston’s number for much of the night, but a second quarter collapse put them behind, and it wasn’t something that they could recover from.
Detroit tried there best, outscoring Houston 50-48 in the second half. But in the end the hole they’d dug was just too big for them to get out of. An Houston ultimately took advantage of it, coming away on top 99-96.
A lot of that had to do with the Pistons anemic offense. Houston held Marcus Morris to just 5-15 shooting from the field, while star center Andre Drummond shot just 6-18 from the field.
The fact that those two just couldn’t get going, held the Pistons back. Detroit doesn’t have many offensive weapons, so they need their stars to play at a certain level every game. But unfortunately last match they just couldn’t play at the level we’ve become accustomed to seeing from them.
An because of that, Detroit wasn’t able to come away victorious. However the good thing is though, Detroit had a chance at redemption in their next outing. Miami doesn’t have a good offense, so Detroit has got to shut them down early.
If they can do that, they’ll be able to pull out the win. But that’s only if they can shut Miami down, because the Heat have a tendency to catch fire at times. An Detroit doesn’t want any part of that.
So if they can shut Miami down early, they’ll sap them of some of their confidence. That’s what Detroit has got to do, because the last thing they want is Miami’s perimeter players catching fire from behind the arc..
NBA Betting Trends:
- Home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings
- Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400
- Pistons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games
- Heat are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record
- Heat are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games
Free Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
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4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OVER 190
Both teams are good defensively, but they tend to have trouble scoring. So because of that Detroit looks to be the best bet to come out on top.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pistons 99 – Heat 95
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