Detroit Pistons at Miami Heat - 1/16/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Detroit Pistons at Miami Heat - 1/16/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat (4-6) vs Detroit Pistons (2-9)

Game Info: Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 8:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)

Betting Odds: Miami Heat -2 -- Over/Under: 215.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat meet Saturday in NBA action at the AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 108.1 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 49.3 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 24.8 points and six rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 13.9 points and 5.4 assists. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Jackson is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.

The Miami Heat need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Miami Heat are averaging 111 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Tyler Herro is averaging 17.6 points and 6.7 rebounds while Bam Adebayo is averaging 17.4 points and five assists. Gabe Vincent is the third double-digit scorer and Jimmy Butler is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.


The Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Heat are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite. The over is 4-1 in Pistons last 5 road games. The under is 7-1 in Heat last 8 home games. The Pistons are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Miami and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Miami Heat are still going to be undermanned, but they're expected to get some players back from the COVID-19 mess. Either way, the Heat are the better team here with just eight players or 15 players. The Detroit Pistons are below average both offensive and defensively and aren't a team you should be looking to back these days. I'll lay the bucket with the Heat at home.

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Randy’s Pick Miami Heat -2

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