Heat vs Pistons Prediction and NBA Odds
The Miami Heat is set to be involved in a one-sided affair when they face Detroit Pistons tonight at the FTX Arena.
The Pistons are under a lot of pressure to deliver, after being battered and thrashed in the majority of the games so far. The side would be hoping to save some grace by tasting success in the remaining fixtures.
On the other hand, the Miami-based side is looking confident after putting up strong performances on a consistent basis this season. Even though the hosts are favored in the odds and predictions, their opponents cannot be written off.
|Miami Heat||Detriot Pistons||Predicted Winner|
|FiveThirtyEight||Win Probability: 89%||Win Probability: 89%||Heat|
|Smarkets||Odds: 1.06||Odds: 6.6||Heat|
Heat vs Pistons Prediction and NBA Odds: Recent Form
The Miami Heat has had a near-perfect season in the eastern conference due to the consistency that they have shown in this season. This was quite evident in the initial few games where they succumbed under pressure against big teams.
Their February campaign was a huge success as they dominated for the most part and won 8 games in that period.
Looking at their last five outings, they have managed 3 triumphs against teams like the 76ers, Rockets, and Cavaliers as opposed to losses against Timberwolves and Suns surprisingly. They are currently occupying the top spot and are looking to consolidate their spot in the table.
Looking at the Pistons’ campaign, they are staring at a very disappointing and forgettable season. This is because of the fact that the side has been let down by underwhelming performances by their key players.
Despite trying everything, they have failed to get out of jail in the Eastern Conference. They have so far achieved just 18 victories as opposed to 50 defeats in this edition. This also includes a terrible 7-27 record in away games working against them.
Looking at the last five games, they have managed to stitch two triumphs against Pacers and Hawks besides losses to Bulls, Celtics, and Clippers.
Heat vs Pistons Prediction and NBA Odds: Head-to-head
Regular season (120 games): Heat – 64 wins, Pistons – 56 wins.
Playoffs (5 games): Heat – 10 wins, Pistons – 6 wins.
Previous meeting: Heat won 115-112 on 23rd December 2021 in a regular-season fixture.
Heat vs Pistons Prediction and NBA Odds: Players to Watch Out
Duncan Robinson is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 39.9% and a 3-pointer conversion of 36.9 so far. He fetched 6 points besides 6 rebounds against the Timberwolves.
Tyler Herro has a lot riding on his shoulder with the small forward averaging 20.9 points and 3.8 assists in 56 outings.
Bam Adebayo who plays as the center and power forward has a field goal percentage of 54.1 and a free throw percentage of 74.9. He has averaged 10.4 rebounds per game in 44 games he was part of.
Max Strus was one of the top scorers as he notched up 19 points and 2 assists against the Timberwolves.
Cory Joseph has played 57 games this season and has averaged 8 points apart from 3.8 assists per game.
Marvin Bagley has been up to the task with an all-field ability that has been evident in 39 outings. He has an impressive field conversion of 48.7 in addition to 7.2 rebounds in every appearance.
Cade Cunningham who is the shooting guard came up with 23 points and 10 assists in 44 minutes while the small forward Saddiq Bey has come up with 15.9 points per game along with 2.8 assists.
Jerami Grant looked unfazed when he has shouldered some responsibility against the Clippers as he added 21 points.
Heat vs Pistons Prediction and NBA Odds: Predicted Winner
The host Miami Heat will have a home advantage when they take on Detroit Pistons tonight at FTX Arena. The pistons have struggled this season and are out of the playoff race. The Miami Heat on the other hand is Eastern Conference table toppers. Looking at the form of both the teams and also considering the head-to-head stats, Miami Heat has an edge in tonight’s game.
Looking at the outright predictions by Oddschecker and SMarkets, it is clear that the Heat have kept their 6th favorite tag intact with their opponents staring at a non-postseason finish this time around.
On the other hand, the FiveThirtyEight have almost declared Heat as the winners with a huge chance of 89% while their opponents have an uphill task here.