Pistons at Heat - 3/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (28-44) at Miami Heat (33-39)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, SUN
The Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat play Sunday afternoon at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Detroit Pistons look to build on their four-game winning streak. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 98.3 points on 42.7 percent shooting and are allowing 99.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 16.7 points and 8.5 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 13.2 points and 13.3 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing 1.3 assists and Jodie Meeks is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are allowing just 43.7 percent shooting in their last five games and continue their streaky ways. The Pistons have been one of the more inconsistent teams this season, but they have won five straight when topping 100 points. Greg Monroe is expected to miss this game with a knee injury.
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The Miami Heat need a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Heat are averaging 94.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 96.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 21.5 points and 5.1 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.4 points and 5.5 assists. Luol Deng is grabbing five rebounds and Mario Chalmers is dishing four assists. The Miami Heat need a win to inch closer to locking up one of the last playoff spots in the East. The Heat are shooting just 43.9 percent from the field in their last five games. The Heat have won four straight games on their home court. Chris Andersen is questionable with a calf injury.
The Pistons are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Heat are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 1 days rest. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Heat seem to be playing their best ball of the season at home and need a win here if they hope to get that much closer to a playoff spot. I like the Heat and the small chalk.