Detroit Pistons vs Miami Heat Prediction, 12/23/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Miami Heat
Date: Thursday, December 23, 2021
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Miami Heat (19-13) will try to defeat the Detroit Pistons (5-25) at FTX Arena on Thursday.
The Pistons took the court against the Knicks and took a loss by a final of 105-91 in their last contest. Detroit ended having earned a 36.2% FG percentage (34 out of 94) and made 8 of their 33 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Pistons buried 15 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 78.9%. Regarding hauling in boards, they earned a total of 48 with 10 of them being offensive. They also dished out 22 assists for the contest as well as forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and getting 9 steals. With regard to defense, Detroit allowed the other team to go 44.4% from the floor on 40 out of 90 shooting. New York earned 52 dimes and had 22 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, New York totaled 39 rebounds (13 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 4 blocks. New York ended up shooting 73.7% when shooting free throws by burying 14 of 19 shots. They converted 11 of their 33 attempts from 3-point land. Regarding fouls, the Pistons left the arena with 18 while the Knicks finished the game with 12 fouls.
Saben Lee is a guy who was a contributor for the game. Lee ended up shooting 46.7% from the field and earned 3 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 25 mins and pulled down 3 rebounds. He scored 16 points on 7 out of 15 shooting.
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Detroit heads into this game with a mark of 5-25 so far this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.4 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 20.3 personal fouls per game. As a team, Detroit is pulling down 42.4 boards per contest and has accounted for 652 assists this season, which ranks 28th in the league in terms of passing. The Pistons are shooting 30.7% on 3-point shots (328 of 1,067) and 78.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 100.1 points per game (29th in the NBA) while hitting 41.4% from the floor.
On defense, the Pistons are forcing their opponents into 15.7 turnovers per game and they draw 19.9 fouls. They surrender 36.9% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 21st in the NBA in PPG allowed (109.3). The Pistons defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 47.4% (1,213 of 2,557) and they surrender 46.2 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 18th in the NBA in allowing assists with 730 conceded on the year.
In their last game, the Heat got the win with a final of 125-96 when they played the Pacers. The Heat snagged 38 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 53 for the contest. They also coughed it up 11 times, while getting 5 steals for this contest. The Pacers committed 11 fouls for the game which got the Heat to the charity stripe for a total of 11 tries. They were able to make 9 of those for a clip of 81.8%. When talking about 3-pointers, Miami knocked down 22 out of 49 attempts (44.9%). In all, the Heat finished the game shooting 47 for 95 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.5%. The Heat permitted the Pacers to make 31 of 87 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 35.6% for this contest. They finished 35.5% from distance by shooting 11 of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 23 out of 28 from the free throw line (82.1%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Miami allowed Indiana to snag 31 in all (11 on the offensive glass).
Tyler Herro was important for the Heat for this game. Herro totaled 26 points in his 21 minutes on the hardwood and earned 5 assists for the matchup. He buried 8 out of 17 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 47.1%, and had 1 rebound.
Miami has a record of 19-13 this season. When it comes to offense, the Heat are shooting 46.1% from the floor, which is ranked 12th in the league. Miami has accounted for 3,431 pts this season (107.2 per contest) and they grab 44.3 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 25.3 times per game (7th in basketball) and they cough up possession 14.8 times per contest. The Heat have committed 20.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 78.8% from the free throw line.
The Miami defense concedes 34.3% on shots from distance (431 of 1,258) and opponents are making 77.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 23.0 dimes and 41.5 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 10th and 3rd in the NBA. The Heat are ranked 3rd in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 103.5. They have forced 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.9% from the floor (4th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Miami and under the total points
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