Pistons vs. Heat - 4/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (34-41) at Detroit Pistons (29-46)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, FSDT
The Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons play Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Miami Heat need a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, the Heat are averaging 94.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 97 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 15.9 points and 5.4 assists while Luol Deng is averaging 14.2 points and five rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 9.7 rebounds and Mario Chalmers is dishing four assists. The Miami Heat are shooting just 42.8 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost nine of their last 10 games when scoring less than 100 points. The Heat need a win here in order to hold onto the last playoff spot in the East. Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem are questionable with injuries.
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The Detroit Pistons look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 98.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting and are allowing 99.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 16.8 points and 8.6 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 13.6 points and 13.3 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and Jodie Meeks is dishing 1.4 assists. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 47.2 percent shooting in their last five games and are coming off a Friday loss to the Bulls in which they turned the ball over 18 times. Six of the Pistons last eight victories have come on their home court.
The Heat are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pistons are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southeast and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Heat are 10-4-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Detroit.
I like the Heat here without or Wade, as they're the more desprate team and the more talented. The Pistons have thrown in the towel a while ago and don't have the horses to hang with Detroit.