Detroit Pistons at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 3/13/2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
American Airlines Arena
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The Detroit Pistons travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 2.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 34-32. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -0.1 as they average 107.7 points per game while giving up 107.8 per contest. The Heat have an overall mark of 31-35. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 106.0 points per contest and give up 106.5, which is a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 33-31-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 31-33-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 34-31-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 35-30-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Miami Heat Injuries
No key injuries to report
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 15.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 58%. Blake Griffin averages 25.1 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Josh Richardson averages 17.2 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Justise Winslow averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 107.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Pistons allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 25th in the league with 106.0 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.1 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Heat are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Heat surrender 106.5 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 23.0 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 43.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Pistons are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 10th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Detroit is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA.
Miami is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Heat are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Miami -2.5
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