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Heat home to Pistons in NBA betting action

Detroit PistonsMiami Heat
19-27February 03, 2014, 07:30 | AmericanAirlines Arena33-13



The Miami Heat host Detroit on Monday, looking to build on their 33-13 mark against the 19-27 Pistons in NBA action at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Miami battles the Pistons, currently with a 19-27 mark (20-26 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 28-18 for the Heat and 32-14 for the Pistons. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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The Heat were listed as a -10.5-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 207.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

This game pits the Heat, currently No. 20 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pistons, who rate No. 25 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-91 victory for the Heat.

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Last time out for Detroit, they were a 113-96 winner as they battled the 76ers at home. The Pistons covered in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 209 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Andre Drummond scored 22 points and chipped in with 14 rebounds for Detroit on Saturday, leading the Pistons to a 113-96 victory over Philadelphia at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

In their last action, Miami was a 106-91 winner on the road against the Knicks. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Heat got a 30-point performance from LeBron James as Miami handed New York a 106-91 defeat on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 104.13 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 24 at 102.67 PPG. The Heat field goal percentage has averaged 50.99% so far, more than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 44.73% per game.

Next up:
Detroit at Orlando, Wednesday, February 5th
Miami at Los Angeles, Wednesday, February 5th

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