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Pointspread favors Heat in battle with Pistons

Detroit PistonsMiami Heat
April 8, 6:00 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Detroit Pistons vs Miami Heat Odds

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The Heat will be trying to slam the Pistons on Sunday when the teams tip off at AmericanAirlines Arena in NBA betting action.

Miami will face the 21-34 Pistons, who own a 27-27-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Heat are 23-29-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pistons are 30-25 favoring the OVER.

View Detroit vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Pistons before tip-off in this one will find them as 13-point underdogs, while the total sits at 189.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Heat at No. 4 and the Pistons at No. 29 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-90 result in favor of the Heat.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Miami's No. 20-rated squad against Detroit's No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 20 in the league with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 4.5 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pistons own the league's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 96.7 points per game when on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in home scoring.

The Pistons were a 101-96 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (197) made winners of OVER bettors. The Pistons wasted a 27-point performance from Rodney Stuckey as Atlanta ran past them 101-96 on Friday at Philips Arena.

Miami lost its last outing, a 97-82 result against the Grizzlies on April 6. The Heat failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite, while the 179 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Miami got 21 points from LeBron James but lost anyway 97-82 against the Grizzlies on Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Memphis are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Pistons at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 13 games when playing on the road against Miami
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Miami is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 10 games at home
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Orlando, Monday, April 9
Miami home to Boston, Tuesday, April 10