Detroit Pistons at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Parlay 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The Detroit Pistons head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 3 point favorites.
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The Pistons head into this matchup with a mark of 20-15. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 102.1 points per contest while giving up 101.0 per game. The Heat have an overall record of 19-17. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.4 points per game and surrendering 102.1, good for a point differential of -1.7.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 20-13-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 13-22-0 against the over/un=DEr
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 15-19-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 12-22-2 against the over/un=DEr
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/30/17 F Stanley Johnson Hip is "?" Wednesday vs Miami
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle is out indefinitely
12/20/17 G Avery Bradley Groin is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/30/17 F Justise Winslow Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Detroit
12/26/17 F James Johnson Ankle is out indefinitely
12/22/17 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out indefinitely
Tobias Harris averages 18 points per contest in 32.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%. Andre Drummond comes into this game averaging 14.3 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 15.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Goran Dragic averages 16.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4 rebounds per game and 4.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Hassan Whiteside has scored 14.3 points per contest while playing 26.1 minutes per game this season for the Heat. He hauls in 12.2 rebounds per contest and has 0.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 101 points per contest which is 4th in the NBA. They also surren=DEr a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 18th in =DEfensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Detroit averages 102.1 points per contest this year, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.14 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 42.6 boards per contest and 21.9 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover =DEpartment they are 18th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat give up 102.1 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their =DEfense is surren=DEring a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 27th in those =DEfensive statistics. They rank 4th with 20.7 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 42.3 boards surren=DEred per contest. The Heat are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year. Miami is 28th in the NBA with 100.4 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.75. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.2 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 21. The Heat are 10th in turnovers per contest with 15.3.
The Pistons are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Detroit is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Miami is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 22nd in the league. The Heat are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit +3 and over 195.5 total points
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