Detroit Pistons at Miami Heat NBA Point Spread Picks 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
American Airlines Arena
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The Detroit Pistons travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 5.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 26-30. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -1.5 as they average 106.6 points per game while giving up 108.1 per contest. The Heat have an overall mark of 26-31. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 105.0 points per contest and give up 105.7, which is a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 26-29-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 24-31-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 29-27-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 28-28-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Miami Heat Injuries
02/21/19 PG Goran Dragic Knee is questionable Saturday vs Detroit
02/21/19 F James Johnson Shoulder left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Detroit
Blake Griffin averages 26.3 points per game in 36.3 minutes per contest. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 15.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 56%.
Hassan Whiteside averages 12.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.2 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 43%. Josh Richardson averages 17.5 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 108.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Detroit averages 106.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 12th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat surrender 105.7 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 22.8 assists allowed per contest, and 9th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Miami is 27th in the league with 105.0 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Heat are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.2.
The Pistons are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Detroit is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Miami is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 29th in the league. The Heat are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Miami -5.5
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