Miami Heat at Detroit Pistons NBA Tips 1/18/2019
Friday, January 18, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Miami Heat travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Friday, January 18, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 1 point favorites.
The Heat have a record of 21-21. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 0.1 as they average 106.2 points per game while giving up 106.1 per contest. The Pistons have an overall mark of 19-24. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 106.9 points per contest and give up 109.6, which is a point differential of -2.7.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 22-19-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 23-18-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 19-22-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 18-23-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/19/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh Richardson comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Hassan Whiteside averages 12.8 points per game in 26.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 12.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 45%.
Andre Drummond averages 16.7 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 15.1 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 52%. Blake Griffin averages 25.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 106.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th 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 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 47.0 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.1 per game. The Heat allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 24th in the league with 106.9 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.7. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.7 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 22.0. The Pistons are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Pistons surrender 109.6 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons were 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game last season.
The Heat are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 108 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Miami is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 28th in the league.
Detroit is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Pistons are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 13th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami +1
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