Pistons vs. Heat - 11/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (9-4) at Detroit Pistons (7-7)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, FSDE+
The Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons square off Wednesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Miami Heat look to remain on fire after winning six of their last seven games. The Miami Heat are averaging 97.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 91.8 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.4 points and 4.7 assists while Chris Bosh is averaging 17.9 points and 9.4 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.1 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing 4.6 assists. The Miami Heat are playing elite defense, which includes allowing 39.2 percent shooting in their last five games. The Heat have also allowed less than 100 points in 10 of their 13 games this season. The Heat have lost seven of their last 10 road games. Amar'e Stoudemire is questionable with an illness.
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The Detroit Pistons look for a strong win to get a game above a .500 record. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 96.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 97.4 points on 46 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.4 points and 5.9 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 18.1 points and 17.6 rebounds. Marcus Morris is dishing two assists and Ersan Ilyasova is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 47.1 rebounds per contest and are getting 74.9 points from their starting five. The Pistons, however, are allowing teams to shoot 36.6 percent from beyond the arc. The Pistons have won eight of their last 12 home games.
The Heat are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pistons are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Miami Heat are by far the more balanced team and are one of the few teams in the league who has a big who can keep Drummond in check. While the Heat haven't been great on the road so far this year, you have to take the better overall team in a toss-up game.