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Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 5/16/2021

Jerami Grant's Detroit Pistons (20-51) will look to secure an upset of Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat (39-32) on May 16, 2021. The Heat are a 5.5-point favorite. The point total for the game is 213.5.

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How to Watch

Time: 8:00 PM EST
TV Channel: BSDET

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Heat vs. Pistons Betting Data

Heat vs Pistons Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Heat -5.5 -110 -110 213.5 -110 -110

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Heat Betting Data

  • Miami has a losing record against the spread this year, going 33-36-2 ATS.
  • When they are at least 5.5-point favorites, the Heat have a record ATS of 9-14-1.
  • Miami generally hits the over, eclipsing the point total in 37 of 71 games (52.1%).

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Pistons Betting Data

  • Against the spread this season, Detroit is under .500: 33-34-3.
  • Detroit hit the over in just 45.7% of their games (32 of 70 games).

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Point Total Insights

  • In Miami's matchups this season, the Heat and their opponents have eclipsed Sunday's total of 213.5 points 38 times (53.5% of opportunities).
  • 40 Detroit games this year (56.3% of its matchups) finished with a final total higher than Sunday's point total of 213.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 214.5 points per game, 1.0 point more than the point total of 213.5 for this matchup.
  • This matchup's total is 5.6 fewer points than the 219.1 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Heat have seen a 216 over/under in their games this season, 2.5 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 4.1 points separates the average total points bet in Pistons' games (217.6 points) and this game's over/under (213.5 points).

Previous Matchups

In their last 10 matchups, Miami has won six games against Detroit, while the Pistons hold a 2-0-1 advantage against the spread when matched up with the Heat.

Heat vs Pistons in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/18/2021 Heat Heat -6.5 215 -248 203 Regular Season 113-107 MIA
1/16/2021 Heat Heat -5.5 218 -220 180 Regular Season 120-100 DET
11/12/2019 Heat Heat -9 214.5 -400 308 Regular Season 117-108 MIA
3/13/2019 - Heat - - - - Regular Season 108-74 MIA
2/23/2019 - Heat - - - - Regular Season 119-96 DET
1/18/2019 - Pistons - - - - Regular Season 98-93 DET
11/5/2018 - Pistons - - - - Regular Season 120-115 MIA
3/3/2018 - Heat - - - - Regular Season 105-96 MIA
2/3/2018 - Pistons - - - - Regular Season 111-107 DET
1/3/2018 - Heat - - - - Regular Season 111-104 MIA
  • 1/18/2021 DNP - Heat: Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro
  • 1/16/2021 DNP - Heat: Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro
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    Heat Players to Watch

    • Butler leads the Heat in points and assists per game, scoring 21.5 points and distributing 7.1 assists.
    • Miami's best rebounder is Bam Adebayo, who averages 9.0 boards per game in addition to his 18.7 PPG average.
    • The Heat get the most three-point shooting production out of Duncan Robinson, who makes 3.5 threes per game.
    • Butler and Adebayo lead Miami on the defensive end, with Butler leading the team in steals averaging 2.1 per game and Adebayo in blocks averaging 1.0 per contest.

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    Pistons Players to Watch

    • Grant is at the top of the Pistons scoring leaderboard with 22.3 points per game. He also grabs 4.6 rebounds and averages 2.8 assists per game.
    • Detroit's leader in rebounds is Mason Plumlee with 9.3 per game, and its leader in assists is Killian Hayes with 5.4 per game.
    • Wayne Ellington averages 2.5 three-pointers per game, the most on the Pistons.
    • Cory Joseph (1.0 steal per game) is the steal leader for Detroit while Isaiah Stewart (1.3 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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    Injury Report

    Heat:

    Victor Oladipo: Out For Season (Knee),

    Goran Dragic: Day To Day (Injury recovery),

    Jimmy Butler: Out (Back)

    Pistons:

    Sekou Doumbouya: Out (Personal),

    Deividas Sirvydis: Day To Day (Tibia),

    Frank Jackson: Day To Day (Ankle),

    Rodney McGruder: Out (Elbow),

    Jerami Grant: Out (Knee),

    Wayne Ellington: Out (Calf),

    Dennis Smith Jr.: Out (Knee),

    Isaiah Stewart: Out (Personal),

    Cory Joseph: Day To Day (Ankle)

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