Detroit Pistons vs Miami Heat Prediction, 1/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Miami Heat
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+4)
AmericanAirlines Arena is the site where and the Miami Heat (4-6) will play the Detroit Pistons (2-9) on Saturday. Miami opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The O/U is set at 224.
The Detroit Pistons faced off with the Milwaukee Bucks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 110-101 in their last contest. Detroit ended the game having earned a 39.1% field goal percentage (36 of 92) and buried 14 of their 35 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Pistons buried 15 of 22 tries for a rate of 68.2%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled 47 with 13 of them being offensive. They also dished out 25 assists in the matchup as well as earning 8 steals and 3 blocked shots. In relation to defense, Detroit allowed the other team to shoot 48.2% from the field on 41 out of 85 shooting. Milwaukee distributed 31 dimes and had 10 steals for this game. Additionally, the Bucks snagged 48 rebounds (10 offensive, 38 defensive) and added 9 rejections. Milwaukee went 64.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 9 of 14 tries. They also converted 19 of 43 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jerami Grant is one player who was a major factor for this game. He notched 22 points on 7 of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35:22 minutes played and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Grant finished the game shooting 36.8% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. An additional guy that came through in this game for the Pistons was Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk. He pulled down 2 rebounds and earned 2 assists. He finished 66.7% from the floor in this matchup by connecting on 6-of-9 (18 points). When the final whistle was blown, Mykhailiuk was on the court for 18:00 minutes.
Detroit enters this one with a mark of 2-9 this season. They average 108.1 pts per contest (23rd in the league) while going 41.5% from the field. The Pistons are connecting on 34.0% on shots from downtown (142 of 418) and 79.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Detroit is pulling down 44.0 rebounds per game and has earned 261 assists this season, which is 22nd in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 13.6 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.6 fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Pistons are forcing their opponents into 16.9 turnovers every game while drawing 21.3 fouls. They are ranked 21st in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 299 surrendered on the year. The Pistons defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 49.3% (186 of 234) and they surrender 47.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are surrendering 38.6% on three-point shots while they are 24th in the league in PPG allowed (114.9).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Miami Heat walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 125-108 when they faced the Philadelphia 76ers. The Heat recorded 32 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 41 in this matchup. They stuffed 2 tries while earning 4 steals for this game. The 76ers were called for 22 personal fouls for this contest which got the Heat to the free throw line for 26 tries. They were able to bury 16 of them for a clip of 61.5%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Miami made 12 of 34 attempts (35.3%). In all, the Heat shot 40 for 81 from the field which gave them a rate of 49.4%. The Heat permitted the 76ers to knock down 44 out of their 82 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.7% in this matchup. They shot 45.9% from distance by connecting on 17 of 37 and ended up shooting 20 of 24 at the free throw line (83.3%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Miami permitted Philadelphia to grab 35 in all (5 offensive).
Duncan Robinson ended up being a factor for the Heat for this game. He converted 9 out of 14 in the game giving him a rate of 64.3%, which earned him 22 points. Robinson grabbed 2 rebounds in his 33:57 minutes of time on the court and accounted for 2 dimes for this contest. One more player that was important for Miami was Gabe Vincent. He was able to score 21 points in his 34:35 minutes on the hardwood by going 6 out of 17 shooting for this game. Vincent wrapped this one up going 35.3% from the floor while also totaling 8 assists and 2 rebounds.
Miami has a mark of 4-6 this season. Miami has tallied 1,110 points for the campaign (111.0 per contest) and they pull in 43.8 boards per game. The Heat have committed 20.5 fouls every game and they hit 75.2% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Heat are shooting 47.9% from the floor, which ranks 7th in basketball. They are assisting teammates 26.9 times per game (4th in the league) and they turn it over 17.8 times per game. The Heat on the defensive end are ranked 23rd in the NBA in PPG allowed with 113.9. They are forcing 15.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.1% from the field (12th in basketball). The Miami defense surrenders 37.6% on shots from distance (153 of 407) and their opponents are knocking down 76.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 24.3 assists and 44.0 boards every game, which ranks 13th and 11th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Miami (-4) and over 224 points
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