Detroit Pistons at Miami Heat
|Date & Time||Wednesday March 13, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
American Airlines Arena
The Line: Miami Heat -2.5 -- Over/Under: 210
The Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat meet Wednesday in NBA action at the American Airlines Arena.
The Detroit Pistons look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 25.1 points and 7.8 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.5 points and 15.3 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Wayne Ellington is grabbing two rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won four of their last six road games.
The Miami Heat need a win here after splitting their last 12 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 106 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Josh Richardson is averaging 17.2 points and four assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 14.9 points and 4.1 assists. Dwyane Wade is the third double-digit scorer and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 12.1 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have split their last eight home games.
The Pistons are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Wednesday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Miami and 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. The over is 7-2 in Heat last 9 overall. The over is 10-3 in Pistons last 13 overall.
This matchup is key for the eastern conference playoff race and you could say both teams are playing their best ball of the season. However, the Pistons blowout loss to the Brooklyn Nets Monday night does have me questioning this squad on the road, especially when the offense has been hit or miss and they're shooting just 43.1 percent from the field on the road for the season. The Miami Heat have had this weird ability to raise their level in big games, and they're shooting 49.5 percent from the field in their last five contests overall. It's the games against the bottom feeders you have to worry about with the Heat, not games like this with a lot on the line. I'll lay the bucket with the Heat at home.