Tuesday, April 5, 2016
American Airlines Arena
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Detroit Pistons travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
Free $60 in Member NBA Picks No Obligation Click Here
The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 41-36 and a road record of 16-22. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 101.9 points per game while giving up 101.2 per contest. Detroit is 9-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 26-21. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Heat have an overall record of 44-32 and a home record of 25-13. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 99.7 points per game and surrendering 98.5, good for a point differential of 1.2. Miami has a division record of 9-5 and a conference record of 27-19. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Andre Drummond averages 16.5 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 14.9 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 35%.
Dwyane Wade averages 19.2 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Goran Dragic averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Detroit averages 101.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.6 per game. The Pistons allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Miami averages 99.7 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 52 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 15th with 14.3 per game. The Heat allow 98.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Heat force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Pistons average 98.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 90.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Pistons have an offensive rating of 106 and a defensive rating of 105.3. In terms of pace they average 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Heat score 102.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 101.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.5 points per game. The Heat rating on offense is 105.6 and they have a defensive rating of 104.3. They get 93.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 39-35-3 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 39-37-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 39-36-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 32-44-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Miami Heat Injuries
04/02/16 G Dwyane Wade Back "?"
02/17/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks