Detroit Pistons vs Miami Heat Prediction, 1/18/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Miami Heat
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+4.5)
The Miami Heat (4-7) host the Detroit Pistons (3-9) at AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday. Miami opens this matchup as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 226.
The Detroit Pistons faced the Heat and walked away with a win by a score of 120-100 in their last contest. Detroit wrapped up the contest having earned a 50.5% FG percentage (46 of 91) and buried 18 of their 46 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Pistons made 10 of 15 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they compiled 39 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 34 assists in this game in addition to earning 9 steals and 8 blocked shots. When discussing defending, Detroit allowed the other team to go 47.8% from the floor on 32 of 67 shooting. Miami doled out 25 assists and had 2 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Heat snagged 31 boards (5 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 5 blocked shots. Miami ended up shooting 88.9% when shooting free throws by making 24 of 27 attempts. They also converted 12 of their 29 attempts from distance.
Jerami Grant is someone who had an impact in the game. He ended up walking away with 24 points on 10 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 35:05 minutes and also collected 9 boards. Grant finished shooting 52.6% from the floor and also earned 6 assists. One more player that came through in this game for the Pistons was Derrick Rose. He had 2 rebounds and accounted for 4 dimes. He finished the game shooting 66.7% from the floor for this game by connecting on 8-of-12 (23 points). Overall, Rose was on the court for 21:18 minutes.
Detroit steps onto the court with a mark of 3-9 for the campaign. The Pistons are shooting 34.5% on shots from 3-point land (160 of 464) and 79.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 109.1 points per outing (22nd in basketball) while shooting 42.3% from the floor. They lose possession via turnover 13.6 times per game and as a team they commit 20.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Detroit is grabbing 43.6 boards per game and is sitting with 295 assists so far this season, which is 17th in the NBA in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Pistons are able to force 17.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.3 fouls. They are conceding 38.8% on shots from downtown and they are 23rd in the league in points per game from their opponents (113.7). The Pistons are allowing a shooting percentage of 49.2% (209 of 255) and they concede 46.4 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 23rd in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 324 relinquished on the season.
In the loss to Detroit, the Heat recorded 26 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in this contest. They rejected 5 tries while earning 2 steals for the contest. The Pistons committed 28 personal fouls for the contest which took the Heat to the charity stripe for 27 tries. They were able to knock down 24 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, Miami buried 12 of their 29 attempts (41.4%). Overall, the Heat went 32 out of 67 from the field which had them shooting 47.8%. The Heat allowed the Pistons to convert 46 out of their 91 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 50.5% in this game. They wrapped up this game 39.1% from distance by going 18 of 46 and ended up shooting 10 out of 15 from the free throw line (66.7%). In reference to how they rebounded, Miami allowed Detroit to get 39 in total (10 offensive).
Bam Adebayo ended up being a factor for the Heat for this game. He made 8 out of 11 for this contest giving him a rate of 72.7%, which got him 28 points. Adebayo totaled 7 rebounds in his 33:41 minutes of time on the court and earned 6 dimes in this contest. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Miami was Duncan Robinson. He ended up with 22 points in his 35:27 mins played via 6 of 10 from the floor for this game. Robinson ended up shooting 60.0% from the floor while earning 3 dimes and 4 rebounds.
Miami has a record of 4-7 so far this year. The Heat are committing 20.5 fouls every game and they connect on 76.6% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 26.7 times per game (5th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 18.3 times per contest. Miami has scored 1,210 points this year (110.0 per contest) and they average 42.6 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Heat are shooting 47.9% from the floor, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. The Heat are ranked 24th in the NBA in PPG given up with 114.5. They are forcing 15.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the field (13th in the NBA). The Miami defense gives up 37.7% on shots from beyond the arc (171 of 453) and their opponents are making 75.9% of their free throw shots. They have given up 25.2 assists and 43.5 boards per game, ranking them 19th and 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+4.5)
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