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The Detroit Pistons and the Miami Heat will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at AmericanAirlines Arena.

In their last action, Detroit was an 85-82 loser on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (167) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 123-116 winner as they battled the Raptors at home. The Heat failed to cover in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 239 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Detroit:
Team record: 16-26 SU, 20-22 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 11 of last 14 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games
is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Miami
is 7-16 ATS in its last 23 games when playing Miami

When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Orlando are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Miami:
Team record: 27-12 SU, 19-20 ATS
Current streak: won 3 straight games.

is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Next up:
Detroit at Orlando, Sunday, January 27
Miami at Boston, Sunday, January 27