In this all-Eastern showdown two streaky teams are clashing when the Detroit Pistons (9-3), who have climbed to the second place of the conference table, are hosting the Miami Heat (6-6), with both teams looking to extend their current winning streaks.
Date/Time: 11-12-2017, 16:00 EDT
Spread: Detroit Pistons -3.5
Pistons have 9-3 record (8-3-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the second place of the East. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against the Hawks with a 111-104 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tobias Harris with 19.7 ppg, adding 4.8 rebounds, while Avery Bradley adds 16.4 ppg. Reggie Jackson adds 16.2 ppg and a team high 6.2 assists per game.
Heat have a 6-6 record (4-6-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 7th place of the East. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Jazz with an 84-74 score. They are led in scoring by Goran Dragic with 20 ppg, adding a team high 4.6 assists per game. He is followed by Dion Waters with 16.4 ppg, while Hassan Whiteside adds 15.3 ppg and a team high 13.1 rebounds per game.
In their four meetings last season, each team won twice. Pistons are 6-1 at home so far this season, while Heat are 3-3 on the road. Pistons are better both offensively, scoring 106.1 ppg to Heats’ 101.8 and defensively, allowing 101.1 ppg to Heats’ 102.3. Pistons also have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 46.3% to Heats’ 45.3% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 37% to Heats’ 35.1%. They are also better in assists made, with 22.2 to Heats’ 20.2 and in turnovers committed (14.4 to 17.2), while Heat are only better in rebounding, grabbing 43.5 to Pistons’ 42.9. Heat are 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 visiting in Detroit plus Pistons have been terrific at home with 6-1. Vegas odds give Pistons a -3.5 spread and expect them to beat those odds easily for an easy home victory.
Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons Prediction: Detroit Pistons -3.5 (-111)
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