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Pistons battle vs Heat highlights NBA odds

Miami HeatDetroit Pistons
March 23, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons Odds

34-11TEAM RECORD16-30

The Pistons will hit the floor running against the visiting Miami Heat on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Heat will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 22-23 ATS against the number this season, while the Pistons are 23-22-1 ATS. Miami is 19-24-2 on the totals; Detroit is 26-20.

View Miami vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pistons at No. 28 and the Heat at No. 3 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 104-90 result in favor of the Heat.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 27-ranked offense (90.8 PPG) against a Heat defense that ranks No. 9 at 93.6 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 43.7% from the field per game, less than the Heat have managed so far this season (48.2% on average).

Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.4 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 99-95 winner as they battled the Suns at home. The Heat failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point favorite, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Heat got a 29-point performance from Chris Bosh as Miami ran past Phoenix 99-95 on Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 116-115 result against the Nuggets on March 21. The Pistons covered in that game as an 8-point underdog, while the 231 combined points took the game OVER the total. Detroit got 45 points from Ben Gordon en route to a 116-115 loss at the hands of Detroit on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Heat at Pistons trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Miami is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 9 games
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
Detroit is 7-18 ATS in its last 25 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami at Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 25
Detroit at New York, Saturday, March 24

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