Detroit Pistons vs Miami Heat NBA Picks 11/12/2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Bam Adebayo and the Miami Heat (6-3, 1st in the Southeast Division) play the Detroit Pistons (4-6, 4th in the Central Division) at AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The spread on this matchup has Miami as 3 point favorites. The O/U opens at 218.
The Pistons are covering 44.4% of the time, having gone 4-5-1 ATS. Miami is covering 75.0% of the time, going 6-2-1 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/10/2019 Blake Griffin PF Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/10/2019 Derrick Rose PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/9/2019 Tim Frazier PG Shoulder Game Time Decision
11/2/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/9/2019 Justise Winslow SF Concussion Game Time Decision
11/9/2019 KZ Okpala SF Achilles Game Time Decision
11/9/2019 Jr SF Hip Game Time Decision
Andre Drummond comes into this game averaging 21.2 points per contest while playing 35.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 18.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 68%. Luke Kennard averages 18.0 points per contest in 32.6 minutes per game. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Bam Adebayo scores 12.8 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.3 rebounds per contest and has 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 60%. Goran Dragic averages 16.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 108.5 points per contest, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 42.2 boards per contest and 24.4 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 17.4 per game. The Pistons allow 111.3 points per contest, which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.0 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 26.4 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 15th in the NBA with 111.1 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.67. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.9 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 25.0. The Heat are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 18.3. The Heat give up 105.4 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.7 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 43.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 18.8 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 24th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Detroit is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Miami is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 21st in the league. The Heat are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 100.6 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami +3
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