Two squads fighting for the 8th and final playoff place of the Eastern Conference are clashing in this game, when the Miami Heat (26-31), who have won only once in their last 5 games and have fallen out of the top-8, are hosting the Detroit Pistons (27-30), who on the other hand have lost once in their last 6 games and are sitting on the 8th place.
Date/Time: 02-23-2019, 19:30 EDT
Spread: Miami Heat -3.5
Miami Heat have a 26-31 record (30-27 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 9th place of the East. They have lost four of their last five matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Sixers with a 102-106 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Josh Richardson with 17.5 ppg, adding 3.5 boards and 3.9 dimes per game. He is followed by Goran Dragic with 15.3 ppg, 3.1 boards and a team high 4.9 dimes per game but he is out with an injury.
Detroit Pistons have a 27-30 record (26-29-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 8th place of the East. They have won five of their last six matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Hawks with a 125-122 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Blake Griffin with 26.1 ppg, adding 8 boards and a team high 5.3 dimes per game. He is followed by Andre Drummond with 17.6 ppg and a team high 15.1 boards per game.
In their two previous meetings earlier this season each team won once (Heat by 5 on the road in overtime and Pistons by 5 at home). Heat have a 11-16 home record, while the Pistons are 10-17 on the road. Pistons are better offensively, scoring 106.9 ppg to Heat’s 105, while Heat are better defensively, allowing 105.7 ppg to Pistons’ 108.3. Heat have better percentages both in field goals (44.7% to 43.8%) and in 3-pointers (35% to 33.8%). They are also better in boards grabbed (46.6 to 45.4) and in dimes made (23.8 to 22.3), while Pistons are better in turnovers committed (13.8 to 14.6). Heat are struggling lately and are very weak on the road. While Vegas odds give them a -3.5 spread, don’t expect them to beat the odds and pick the Pistons in this one.
Detroit Pistons vs Miami Heat Prediction: Detroit Pistons +3.5 (-109)
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