Detroit Pistons (3-9) at Miami Heat (4-7)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -6 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat meet Monday in NBA action at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Detroit Pistons look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 109.1 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 24.8 points and 6.3 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 14.9 points and 5.2 assists. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Jackson is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Miami Heat are averaging 110 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Bam Adebayo is averaging 18.6 points and 5.1 assists while Tyler Herro is averaging 17.6 points and 6.7 rebounds. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Duncan Robinson is grabbing four rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.
The Pistons are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Monday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Heat are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Pistons last 4 road games. The over is 4-0 in Heat last 4 overall. The Pistons are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Miami.
I don't care what the Detroit Pistons did in the first meeting Saturday night, they're not a good basketball team and should be treated as such. The Miami Heat are still without some key guys, but they got a lot of players back in the fold, and they should be eager to bounce back after such an embarrassing performance. If the Heat don't win this game and win it rather comfortably, something is wrong with the NBA Final runner ups. I'll lay the reasonable chalk.