Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 5/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Little Caesars Arena is the venue where and the Detroit Pistons (20-51) will take on the Miami Heat (39-31) on Sunday.
The Miami Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Philadelphia 76ers and walked away with a win by a score of 106-94 in their last game. Miami finished with a 50.6% field goal percentage (41 of 81) and knocked down 13 of their 35 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Heat made 11 of their 11 attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 47 with 15 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 26 assists for the game in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When talking about defending, Miami allowed 46.2% from the field on 36 out of 78 shooting. Philadelphia doled out 20 assists and had 8 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Philadelphia grabbed 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 6 rejections. Philadelphia finished the game shooting 75.0% at the charity stripe by converting 15 of 20 shots. They also made 7 of 25 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Jimmy Butler is someone who was a major contributor for the game. He totaled 21 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He played for 29:22 mins and totaled 5 rebounds. Butler went 60.0% from the floor and also totaled 4 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Heat was Bam Adebayo. He snagged 12 rebounds in his 34:36 minutes played. He finished the contest at 69.2% from the field for the contest by going 9-of-13 (18 points). When the time ran out, Adebayo had 8 assists.
Miami will take the court with a win-loss record of 39-31 on the season. The Heat are shooting 35.6% on 3-pointers (897 of 2,523) and 79.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 107.9 points per contest (25th in basketball) while going 46.8% from the field. They are turning it over 14.1 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 18.9 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Miami is pulling in 41.6 boards per game and has earned 1,838 dimes for the campaign, which is 10th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Heat are forcing 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 19.7 personal fouls. They are 21st in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,802 surrendered for the campaign. The Heat defense is allowing a FG percentage of 45.8% (1,058 of 1,378) and they concede 43.0 rebounds per game as a team. They are giving up 36.6% on shots from distance while they are 5th in the NBA in PPG allowed (107.9).
For their last game, the Detroit Pistons took a defeat with a final score of 104-91 when they played the Denver Nuggets. The Pistons earned 32 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 41 in this matchup. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 6 steals for this contest. The Nuggets were called for 17 personal fouls for the contest which took the Pistons to the free throw line for 23 tries. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throws for a percentage of 73.9%. Concerning shooting from downtown, Detroit knocked down 6 out of 37 attempts (16.2%). When this game wrapped up, the Pistons ended up shooting 34 for 83 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.0%. The Pistons allowed the Nuggets to convert 42 out of 86 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.8% in this contest. They shot 28.1% from downtown by shooting 9 out of 32 and ended up shooting 11 out of 14 at the free throw line (78.6%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Detroit allowed Denver to get 49 in total (9 offensive).
Hamidou Diallo ended up being important for the Pistons in this game. He converted 8 out of 18 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, and earned 12 rebounds. Diallo earned 18 points in his 35:03 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 3 dimes in this contest. One more player that was important for Detroit was Saddiq Bey. He left the arena with 1 assist in 39:57 minutes on the court, and he shot 4 out of 15 from the floor. Bey ended up shooting 26.7% from the field while contributing 14 points and 4 total rebounds.
Detroit has a mark of 20-51 for the campaign. The Pistons are committing 20.5 personal fouls every game and they connect on 76.0% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 24.2 times per contest (18th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 14.9 times per contest. Detroit has tallied 7,569 points this year (106.6 per game) and they grab 42.8 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Pistons are shooting 45.1% from the field, which is ranked 24th in the NBA. The Pistons are ranked 10th in the league in PPG allowed with 111.0. The Detroit defense gives up 36.1% on 3-point attempts (804 of 2,226) and opponents are making 76.1% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 24.7 dimes and 44.4 rebounds per game, which is ranked 15th and 17th in the league. They are forcing their opponents into 14.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.5% from the field (26th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami
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