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(35-38) Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons (34-39)
Date: Tuesday, March 28
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Palace At Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Detroit +1.5
NBA Betting Total: 202.5
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The Heat and Pistons both enter this contest knowing a victory is going to be very important toward deciding their playoff fates.
No…no team has ever truly earned or given up a playoff seed with one contest, but the two are vying for a spot in the postseason and a win here could go a long way.
At this time, Miami is sitting in the eighth and final spot with Detroit sitting behind them in 10th. But less than two games separates them in this process.
So as we said: A win is very important for both of these franchises when they face off Tuesday.
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 8:00 p.m. ET on Monday, March 27, 2017.
The Miami Heat have shocked everybody this season. With Dwyane Wade gone and Chris Bosh out indefinitely (and likely gone from the franchise), this team was supposed to be one of the worst teams in the league as it rebuilt its identity yet again.
Apparently, nobody told Dion Waiters — yes, the same Dion Waiters who wore out his welcomes in both Cleveland and Oklahoma City.
Waiters has been excellent this season. He’s revitalized his career and become a legitimate go-to option on a playoff team.
Combine that resurgence with the veteran leadership of Goran Dragic, the gritty toughness of Tyler Johnson and the inside presence of Hassan Whiteside and you have a team that is going to be a tough out for anybody not named the Cavaliers in the first round of the postseason.
Making Waiters uncomfortable has to be priority No. 1 for the Pistons. There’s no way around it: If Waiters goes off for more than 20 points and shoots a high percentage doing it, Detroit’s going to have a tough time winning.
Making Whiteside uncomfortable is also going to be part of the blueprint for success. If the big man is allowed to do what he wants on both ends of the court, the Pistons will be in trouble.
The good news here is that Detroit can essentially cancel out Whiteside with their own elite big man.
Andre Drummond doesn’t have the improving mid-range game that Whiteside has, but he’s a dominant low-block defender and can score efficiently around the rim.
Look at that matchup throughout the contest, and whoever is having the most individual success is likely on the team with the higher score.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Heat are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Heat are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record
- Pistons are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Pistons are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Pistons are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference
Free Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
This game has the potential to be a low-scoring, grind it out kind of contest. That bodes well for both squads, but we’re giving the Heat the edge ahead of this one.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Miami ATS
Miami should walk away with a win both straight up and against the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Miami Heat 99 – Detroit Pistons 97
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