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Heat at Pistons - 4/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Heat (47-33) at Detroit Pistons (43-37)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)

The Line: Detroit Pistons -3 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: SUN, FSDT

The Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons square off Tuesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Miami Heat look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Miami Heat are averaging 100.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 98.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 19.1 points and 4.7 assists while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 14.2 points and 11.9 rebounds. Goran Dragic is dishing 5.9 assists and Joe Johnson is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost four of their last five road games.

Heat at Pistons - 4/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Detroit Pistons look for another win after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 102 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 46 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 18.8 points and 6.2 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 16.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Andre Drummond is grabbing 14.8 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing 1.8 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.6 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won six of their last eight home games.

The Heat are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 18-6 ATS in their last 24 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pistons are 31-15-2 ATS in their last 48 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. 

Both of these teams are fighting for better playoff position, so you're going to get the best from both. When it's all said and done, the Heat are the better team and have beaten the Pistons outright in five of the last nine meetings. I'd take my free bucket in a game Miami can win outright. 

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Miami Heat +3

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