Consistency Calling Either Side
The Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat would love to string together some wins. First, they needed to win a game to begin such a run.
Both losses to Memphis in the last out, with Miami’s coming Monday night, so the Heat are on a back-to-back. Perhaps there’s value with the visitors at NBA betting markets, which have the Heat strongly favored to win.
Pistons Needing Turbo
The Pistons are a cylinder short of a turbo at the moment, having lost four of their last five. The lone win came against the Mavericks, 131-125, in overtime last week.
Killian Hayes had eight points in that overtime, and he’s a crucial part of the offense.
“We need a point guard who can play quarterback on the floor,” coach Dwane Casey said. “We don’t have a lot of one-on-one players, so we need that quarterback to organize the offense and make sure everyone is getting touches.
“He’s our best playmaker, he’s our best point guard and he’s our best defender against point guards. That’s what we need from him.”
Wins like that keep the bettors interested. Despite a 6-19 record, the Pistons are above .500 (12-11-2) against the spread.
They were beaten, 122-112, by the Grizzlies as 6½-point underdogs last time on court. They weren’t far off covering. Bettors can’t rule them out with the sportsbook against Miami.
Detroit has covered the last four with the Heat. There’s a chance of a surprise at FTX Arena.
Scoop on Free Play from the Locker Room
Luke-Warm Heat Needing Boost
The Heat had won four of their last five before losing to Memphis, but this premier Eastern Conference team has not produced.
A losing (11-12) record looks somewhat better with an 8-4 resume at home. The last time they were in South Florida, there were consecutive wins over the Wizards.
Bettors haven’t been thrilled with an 8-14-1 ATS record. There hasn’t been any consistency, so not easy backing the Heat with any confidence, especially as the betting online favorite.
Having a healthy roster could produce better results with the Heat. They were 120-116 overtime winners at Boston, one of only five Celtic losses this season.
So, failing to cover the spread in its last five games against Detroit, Miami’s backs are against the wall.
Pistons vs Heat Game Injuries
Pistons vs Heat Head-to-Head
Despite not covering the spread against the Pistons, the Heat are 5-1 head-to-head in the last six.
The Pistons have better offense, but the Heat fare better on defense
Pistons vs Heat Game Information
- Game: Pistons (6-19) vs Heat (11-12)
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Location: FTX Arena, Miami, FL
- Pistons vs Heat Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
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Pistons vs Heat Betting Lines
Pistons vs Heat Picks & Prediction
The Pistons have the Heat’s number when it comes to covering, so we’re staying with them.
We haven’t been impressed with Miami, and betting trends usually hold, so take the Pistons to cover the spread and the under, too. Expect a low-scoring contest.
Detroit is listed at +285 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Pistons you have a chance to win $285. Miami is -350, offering a chance to win $26 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Detroit a 25.97% chance to win, with the Heat at 79.17%.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.