PreviewMatchupProps
Detroit Pistons
4-7
+7
55%
-7
u80%
Miami Heat
6-3
Tue, Nov 12 - 7:30p ET   |   FSDT   |   AmericanAirlines Arena
By Landon Smith

Detroit Pistons vs Miami Heat Basketball Expert Picks / NBA Predictions

Power forward Blake Griffin made his season debut Monday and figures to again be in the lineup when the Detroit Pistons visit the Miami Heat on Tuesday.

 

Betting Odds & Stats
Detroit PistonsLinesMiami Heat
+254Opening Odds-338
+7 (-110)Spread-7 (-110)
Over 217.5 (-110)TotalUnder 217.5 (-110)
Detroit PistonsConcensusMiami Heat
0%Spread0%
Over 0%TotalUnder 0%
Detroit PistonsScore and statMiami Heat
104.3Predicted Score115.4
4-7 (4-6-1 ATS)Stats/Additional6-3 (6-2-1 ATS)

 

Reason for Detroit Pistons vs Miami Heat NBA Picks

Detroit Pistons +7

In Tuesday night NBA action, the Detroit Pistons will travel to the American Airlines Arena to battle the Miami Heat. This will be the second of a back-to-back for Detroit, who came up short in Blake Griffin’s season debut during a 120-114 home loss versus Minnesota. The Pistons were outscored by 15 points in the first quarter and were never able to regain the lead.

Point guard Derrick Rose (hamstring) returned from a four-game absence but struggled with six points on 3-of-13 shooting in 20 minutes and was unhappy with his and the team's performance against the Timberwolves.

Kennard converted on 8 of his 17 attempts, totaling 25 points.  Andre Drummond recorded another double-double on the season, scoring 11 points and pulling down 12 rebounds.  Blake Griffin added 19 points in the loss. 

The Pistons enter this contest 19th in the league in scoring offense with 108.5 points per game on the season. Detroit stands 28th in rebounding with 42.2 boards per contest and 10th with 24.4 assists per game.

The Pistons are just below the middle of the pack in scoring defense, ranking 17th by allowing 111.3 points per game. Andre Drummond is leading the team in the early going with 21.2 points, 18 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 2.1 blocks per game.

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Miami Heat -7

The Miami Heat have won six of their first nine games and have the look of a potential darkhorse in the Eastern Conference. On Friday, Miami shot a season low 35 percent from the field during a 95-80 road loss against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Heat were outrebounded by a 59-49 margin and managed to score just 14 points over the final 12 minutes.

The Heat were led by Jimmy butler with 22 points, in the loss to the Lakers.  The Heat had 4 players finish in double figures in the game.  Goran Dragic added 19 points in 34 minutes of action off the bench.  The Heat struggled shooting from the floor in the game, making just 35% of their shots.  The Lakers converted on 45% of their shots.

The Heat enters this one 15th in the league in scoring offense with 111.1 points per game this season. Miami is 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards a contest while the team stands 9th in assists by dishing out 25 dimes a night.

The Heat stands 6th in the league in scoring defense as they allow 105.4 points per game. Jimmy Butler leads the team with 19.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game this season. Goran Dragic contributes 16.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.8 assists per contest while Kendrick Nunn chips in 16.6 points a night

 

The Pick: Detroit Pistons +7, Under 217.5