Heat vs Pistons Prediction: Statistical Analysis
Heat vs Pistons Prediction: The Miami Heat are expected to win the upcoming game against the Detroit Pistons as per the latest prediction.
The Miami Heat will aim for another solid home win when they host the Detroit Pistons in the upcoming NBA fixture on Tuesday night. Spoelstra’s men have failed to repeat the dominance of the last season till now. They need an impactful winning streak in the coming weeks to get into a good position in the Eastern Conference. The Heat defeated the Boston Celtics in the last game with a score of 120-116.
The Detroit Pistons will have no margin of error if they want to taste victory in the upcoming away contest at the FTX Arena. Detroit has managed to avoid the last position in the Eastern Conference with a home win against the Dallas Mavericks. However, they failed to capitalize on the momentum and faced a 112-122 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in the last fixture.
The Heat got a thrilling win against the Celtics in the overtime of the last game.
The Miami Heat started well but faced a tough fight from the Celtics throughout the four quarters. The return of Jimmy Butler after missing seven games was a big positive for Miami. The Heat seemed to secure a close win before Jaylen Brown’s 3-pointer in the waning seconds sent the contest to overtime. In the OT, both teams were tied twice before Butler made things easy for the Heat with a foul-line jumper over Horford with 1:45 remaining. Two free throws from Bam Adebayo and a jumper from Butler sealed the win for the Heat.
Bam Adebayo turned out to be the leading scorer for the Heat with 28 points. He also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Jimmy Butler made an excellent comeback with 25 points, 15 rebounds, and 3 assists.
The Pistons were put on the back foot right from the start of the last game against the Grizzlies.
The Detroit Pistons got a poor start to the matchup and went on a trail from the opening minutes. The Grizzlies secured a 19-point lead by the second quarter. The Pistons cut the deficit to 12 points by halftime. However, they looked toothless against Ja Morant who continued dominating the night. Detroit got outrebounded 46-39 by Memphis. The Pistons scored some points in the last quarter but they couldn’t avoid a defeat by 10 points.
Saddiq Bey is looking good in his role as the top scorer of the second unit. He scored 24 points along with 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Bojan Bogdanovic seemed slightly out of touch but he managed to score 18 points for his side.
Heat vs Pistons Prediction: Recent Form
The Miami Heat have not performed as per the expectations till now. They are currently at 11-12 in the 9th position in the Eastern Conference. Miami looked good in recent games as they won 4 of their last 5 games. At home., they have maintained an excellent record of 8-4 so far. On road trips, the Heat have been 5-5 this season.
The Detroit Pistons had a disappointing campaign as of now. They are currently at 6-19 in the 14th position in the Eastern Conference. The Pistons have won 4 out of 12 home games this season. They maintained an away record of 2-11 so far.
Heat vs Pistons Prediction: Winning Odds
The Miami Heat had a much better campaign than the Detroit Pistons. But the Pistons have an upper hand in the key offensive stats. They have scored at a better rate and got a higher shooting accuracy than the Heat. The defenders of both sides have given an average performance.
The Miami Heat have always been a tough side to get beaten at home. Jimmy Butler is expected to deliver for Miami again. He is averaging 21.2 points this season. The Detroit Pistons will hope Bojan Bogdanovic gets to his top form. He has played with an average of 20.6 points per game till now.
- Miami Heat: 82%
- Detroit Pistons: 18%
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Heat vs Pistons Prediction: Team Stats
- The Miami Heat have scored at a low scoring rate of 109.5 points per game this season. They got an accuracy of 45.2% in field goals and 33.7% in 3-pointers. The average number of assists per game stands at 23.9.
- In the defense, the Heat rebounded with an average of 41.2 per game. The averages of steals and blocks per game are currently at 7.7 and 3.4 respectively.
- The Detroit Pistons have maintained a scoring average of 110.1 points per game so far. They shot 44.7% from the field and 33.8% from the 3-point line. The Pistons played with an average of 21.9 assists per game till now.
- The Pistons rebounded with an average of 42.5 per game along with 6.8 steals and 4.0 blocks per game.
Heat vs Pistons Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
Both these teams have met 121 times in the regular season of the NBA. The Miami Heat are ahead with 65 wins, while the Detroit Pistons were on the winning side in 56 games.
If we check out the last 5 meetings, 4 games were won by the Heat and only 1 by the Pistons. The previous meeting took place in the last season on 15 March 2022. The Miami Heat won that game with a score of 105-98.
Heat vs Pistons Prediction: Players to Watch Out
Jimmy Butler (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 21.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 7.2 | Assists Per Game: 5.9
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Bam Adebayo (Center)
Points Per Game: 21.0 | Rebounds Per Game: 9.1 | Steals Per Game: 1.0
Kyle Lowry (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 14.8 | Assists Per Game: 6.0 | Steals Per Game: 1.0
Bojan Bogdanovic (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 20.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.7 | Assists Per Game: 2.5
Saddiq Bey (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 14.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.7 | Assists Per Game: 1.7
Alec Burks (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 13.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 2.6 | Assists Per Game: 1.7
Heat vs Pistons Injuries
- Max Strus (Shooting Guard)
- Duncan Robinson (Forward)
- Haywood Highsmith (Forward)
- Tyler Herro (Point Guard)
- Gabe Vincent (Point Guard)
- Dewayne Dedmon (Center)
- Jimmy Butler (Small Forward)
- Victor Oladipo (Shooting Guard)
- Omer Yurtseven (Center)
- Isaiah Livers (Power Forward)
- Cade Cunningham (Point Guard)
Heat vs Pistons Prediction: Predicted Winner
The Miami Heat are expected to go all guns blazing and dominate the Pistons in their home arena on Tuesday. A long injury list is surely a concern for Miami. Jimmy Butler is not fully fit currently but he is expected to play against the Pistons. On the other hand, the Detroit Pistons have a mammoth task in the upcoming game to avoid another away loss. They need to bring out their best against the Heat. All the predictions and betting platforms are favoring the Heat for this matchup.