Miami Heat at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Miami Heat head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 29-22. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 100.2 points per game while giving up 100.9 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 24-26. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 24-24-3 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 19-30-2 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 25-23-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 22-28-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
01/12/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out for season
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out for season
Goran Dragic comes into this game averaging 17 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Hassan Whiteside averages 14.4 points per contest in 25.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 11.8 rebounds per contest for Miami. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Ish Smith has scored 10.3 points per contest while playing 23.6 minutes per game this season for the Pistons. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Andre Drummond averages 14.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 15.3 rebounds per game and 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 100.2 points per contest this year, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.65 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 42.4 boards per contest and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 15.1 per game. The Heat allow 100.9 points per contest which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 19.8 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 24th in the NBA with 102.8 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.28. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.4 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 22.5. The Pistons are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Pistons give up 103.1 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 24.3 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 43 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Heat are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 27th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Miami is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Detroit is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Pistons are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 19th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami +2.5
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