Pistons at Heat - 12/22/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (16-12) at Miami Heat (16-10)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -4 -- Over/Under: 192.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, SUN
The Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat square off Tuesday night at the American Airlines Arena.
The Detroit Pistons look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.8 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 20.5 points and 6.5 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 18.2 points and 16.4 rebounds. Marcus Morris is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Ersan Ilyasova is dishing 1.2 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.6 turnovers per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost four of their last six road games. Aron Baynes is questionable with a back injury.
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The Miami Heat look for a big win after splitting their last eight games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 94.9 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.5 points and 4.5 assists while Chris Bosh is averaging 17.5 points and 8.1 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 10.7 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing 5.3 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.6 turnovers per game. The Miami Heat have won seven of their last 10 home games. Josh McRoberts and Tyler Johnson are questionable.
The Pistons are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Heat are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 vs. NBA Central and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
These are two of the better defensive teams in the league, however, the Heat have more options offensively and are starting to turn the corner after scoring 100-plus points on Sunday. At home where Miami plays really well, you have to like the Heat and the small chalk.