Heat vs Pistons Prediction NBA Picks 3/15/24

Detroit Pistons (12-53) vs Miami Heat (35-30)

Game Info: Friday, March 15, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

Betting Odds: Detroit Pistons +4.5 -- Over/Under: 218 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons meet Friday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons prediction.

Miami Heat

The Miami Heat have been in a rut lately as they've lost five of their last seven games overall and they will be hoping to arrest a four-game slide after getting beaten by the Nuggets in a 100-88 loss on Wednesday. Bam Adebayo led the team with 17 points and 13 rebounds, Jimmy Butler added 15 points while Terry Rozier chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Heat shot just 42 percent from the field and five of 21 from the 3-point line as they showed plenty of fight to hang with the Nuggets in a close contest, until the the fourth quarter where the Nuggets went on a pivotal 18-9 run to start to pull away from them.

Detroit Pistons

Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons have come to life with three wins in their past four games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight win after taking down the Raptors in a 113-104 win on Wednesday. Jalen Duren led the team with 24 points, 23 rebounds and five assists, Cade Cunningham added 19 points with six assists while Isaiah Stewart chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the Pistons shot 44 percent from the field and 11 of 30 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in trouble when they scored just 20 points in the second quarter to trail by 16 points, but they worked their way back into the contest and used a 22-8 run in the fourth quarter to pull off the impressive comeback victory, just their seventh home win on the season so far.

Miami Heat Player Facts

  • Jimmy Butler ranks 5th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.4) this season.
  • Terry Rozier ranks 7th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (87.1%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pistons rank 30th in the league for steals per game this season (6.2).
  • The Pistons rank 30th in the league for opponent steals per game this season (8.9).
  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.4).
  • The Heat rank T3rd in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (9.4).

Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons prediction

The Heat are still shorthanded with Tyler Herro, Kevin Love and Josh Richardson, while the Pistons are still missing Ausar Thompson due to illness. The Heat have really been struggling lately, they've lost four in a row and now they're up against a Pistons team who have looked like a different team over the past four games. The Heat have clearly been playing well below their best lately, but they've already beaten the Pistons twice this season and I think they can get back on track with a much-needed win in this spot at the short line.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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