Heat look for revenge on the Pistons
The Miami Heat will be looking to get some revenge on the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night as the two teams hit the hardwood together for the second time in the last week.
Detroit upset Miami 107-97 as a 9.5-point road underdog on the NBA betting lines when the teams met for the first time this season on Tuesday night. That improved the Pistons to 6-4 ATS (2-8 SU) in their last 10 games against the Heat.
The Pistons sport a record of 10-10 and 11-9 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Heat sit at 15-5 and 10-10 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-7 for the Pistons and 11-9 for the Heat. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 15-rated Pistons and the No. 10-rated Heat in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-93 win for the Heat on Sunday.
The Pistons were a 92-75 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (167) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Bulls were burned for 33 points by Brandon Jennings on Saturday as the Pistons picked up a 92-75 win at United Center.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 16-ranked offense (99.55 PPG) against a Heat defense that ranks No. 5 at 95.9 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 45.13% from the field per game, less than the Heat have managed so far this season (50.56% on average).
A few Heat at Pistons trends to consider:
Miami is 10-2-1 SU in its last 13 games
Miami is 5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Miami is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing Detroit
Miami is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games at home
Detroit is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games when playing Miami
Detroit is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games when playing at home against Miami
Detroit is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Miami
Miami at Indiana, Tuesday, December 10th
Detroit home to Minnesota, Tuesday, December 10th