Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Miami Heat travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 1 point favorites.
The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 35-38. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 34-39. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.3 points per game and surrendering 102.4, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 45-28-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 34-39-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 34-39-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 33-40-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
03/18/17 G Dion Waiters Ankle out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Goran Dragic comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Hassan Whiteside averages 16.9 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 14.2 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
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Reggie Jackson averages 14.5 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Tobias Harris averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 102.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.5 per game. The Heat allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 19.6 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 101.3 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.12 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 30th with 11.7 per game. The Pistons allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Pistons force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 107.5 and a defensive rating of 106.8. In terms of pace they average 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 12.4 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 Pistons rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 107.2. They get 95 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 10.8 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 52%.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit -1
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