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(29-22) Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons (23-26)
Date: Saturday February 3rd
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Pistons -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 199
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The Miami Heat are looking to make the postseason this year. The team has lost two games in a row, with their most recent loss coming against the Philadelphia 76ers, 103-97. They travel to face the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons are one of the most talked about teams in the NBA this season, and most recently beat the Grizzlies, 104-102.
The last time the Heat and Pistons took the court against each other, was January 3rd. The Heat got the win, 111-104. The season series is tied at 1-1. Look for a close down to the wire matchup.
The Miami Heat are one of the most underrated teams in the East right now. Miami is 29-22 this year, and took a close road loss at Philadelphia, losing by five points. All NBA big man Hasan Whiteside had just 4 points and nine rebounds in 18 minutes for Miami.
The Heat shot 39.1 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from three point range in the road loss. Whiteside only played 18 minutes, and was held out the rest of the game. If The Heat can’t shoot the ball better than 39 percent, Miami is going to have a tough night against Detroit.
Miami is 16-13 on the road this year. The Heat beat the Pistons in the first matchup, by seven points. Look for the Heat to have a revenge factor on their minds in the third head to head meeting of the year. Kelly Olynck led the Heat with 25 points.
On the defensive side of the ball, Miami is allowing 100.9 points per game this year. Good enough to rank the Heat third in points allowed this year.
Their defense is a large reason they are a playoff bound team in the East this year. Look for Whiteside to have a bounce back game tonight.
If the Heat can get a max effort form their big man, the team is dangerous. Goran Dragic is an All Star replacement this season.
The Detroit Pistons made some noise earlier in the week. They acquired, star forward, Blake Griffin. Griffin is going to be the Pistons centerpiece moving forward. In his first game with Detroit, Griffin shot 6 of 12 from the floor, and had 24 points.
All 24 were needed to beat the Grizzlies. The Pistons shot 46.1 percent from the floor and 28 percent from three in the win.
Detroit is going to make things interesting in the Eastern Conference with Griffin in the lineup. Look for the Pistons to start seeing who they are as a team once Reggie Jackson gets back from an ankle injury.
Jackson is an underrated point guard. He is averaging 14.6 points and leads the team with 5.5 assists per game this year.
Detroit is a much different looking team than they were against Miami earlier in January. Tobias Harris led the Pistons in scoring the last game against the Heat with 19 points.
Harris was part of the Griffin deal, along with Boban Marjanovic and Avery Bradley.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Heat are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
- Over is 4-0 in Heat last 4 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Heat are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Detroit.
- Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
- Over is 4-0 in Pistons last 4 overall.
Free Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
Miami is going to have a bounce back game in Detroit. Expect a better shooing night from Miami, and Hasan Whiteside will play the entire game. He was limited in Philadelphia with “Joel Embiid” like symptoms.
The Pistons are the talk of the East right now, but have some work to do installing more stuff for Blake. Look for the Pistons to possibly struggle a bit at home against the Heat.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Heat +2.5
Take the Heat for the close road cover. Detroit is going to be good, but is still a work in progress.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pistons 115 – Heat 114
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