The Detroit Pistons and the Miami Heat meet in NBA Eastern Conference action on Tuesday. The Pistons (6-19), who are fifth in the Central Division, have lost 14 of their last 18 games, including four of their last five. The Heat (11-13), who are tied for second in the Southeast Division, are coming off a 101-93 loss at Memphis on Monday. Miami is 4-2 in its last six games.
The game begins at 7:30 p.m. ET from FTX Arena in Miami. The Heat are averaging 108.8 points per game this season, while the Pistons are averaging 110.1. The Heat are 7-point favorites in the latest Pistons vs. Heat odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with the total points scored set at 220. Before making any Heat vs. Pistons predictions, check out OKBET Asia’s advanced computer simulation model’s NBA predictions and betting advice.
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Heat -7 vs. Pistons.
- Over/under for the Heat vs. Pistons: 220 points
- Money line: Pistons +222, Heat -278.
- DET: The Pistons are 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games.
- MIA: The Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last six Tuesday games.
- Picks for the Heat vs. Pistons are available at OKBET.
Why can the heat cover
Guard Tyler Herro has been nothing short of spectacular recently, scoring 26 points against the Celtics on Friday and following that up with a 23-point, 13-rebound performance against Memphis on Monday. He has four double-doubles and one triple-double this season. Herro had 11 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 106-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Nov. 27.
Kyle Lowry (questionable; ankle) has scored in double figures in each of his last three games and in six of his last seven. On November 18, he had a triple-double in a 107-106 overtime loss to Washington. Lowry had 24 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds in that game. Lowry has one double-double and is averaging 14.6 points, six assists, 4.9 rebounds, and one steal per game this season. Cade Cunningham (shin) is out for Detroit.
Why the Pistons can cover
Despite this, Miami isn’t a sure thing to cover the Pistons vs. Heat spread. That’s because Detroit is led by small forward Bojan Bogdanovic, who has reached double figures in 23 of 24 games, including a season-high 30 points in Thursday’s 131-125 overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks.
He made six 3-pointers in his Pistons debut against Orlando on Oct. 19, the most in a debut in team history. His 37 three-pointers were the most in franchise history through the first 13 games. He’s averaging 20.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game this season.
Detroit is led by point guard Jaden Ivey, who averages 15.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. This summer’s first-round pick has scored in double figures in each of his last three games and 11 of his last 12. He’s had three double-doubles this season, the most by a rookie, including a 19-point, 10-rebound performance against Boston on Nov. 9. He ranks second among rookies with 19 double-digit scoring games. Jimmy Butler (knee) is out for Miami.
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OKBET’s model predicts 221 total points. The model also claims that one side of the spread is hit in well over half of the simulations. The model’s picks are only available at OKBET.
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