Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons 5/16/2021 Spread Previews and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons 5/16/2021 – The Miami Heat have a chance of getting up the standings but they need to win their last game of the season first. The Detroit Pistons are going to be their final opponents before the playoffs start. Both teams are set to meet each other this Sunday, May 16 and it will be at the Little Caesars Arena located in Detroit, Michigan. Bally Sports DET and Bally Sports Sun are going to cover the game for television and the live coverage starts at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass has the best live stream of the match. The Detroit Pistons are the huge underdogs in betting on NBA basketball against the Miami Heat.
Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons 5/16/2021
Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons 5/16/2021 Betting Odds
Miami Heat Betting
The Miami Heat are now the sixth best team in the NBA Eastern Conference with their record at 39-32 but they need the Atlanta Hawks or New York Knicks to lose even if they secure a win against the Detroit Pistons. Expect this team to try and go strong against the lottery-bound Pistons and Jimmy Butler should dictate the tempo as always. Just like last year, this team will be coming in the playoffs as the underdogs but are very deadly to compete against. This team hopes that their luck last year will strike again this year and maybe pull some upsets going to the NBA Finals.
Players to watch: J. Butler SF 52 GP 52 GS 33.6 MIN 21.5 PTS 1.8 OR 5.1 DR 6.9 REB 7.1 AST 2.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 1.4 PF 3.4 AST/TO 26.6 PER
B. Adebayo C 63 GP 63 GS 33.5 MIN 18.9 PTS 2.2 OR 6.7 DR 9 REB 5.4 AST 1.2 STL 1 BLK 2.7 TO 2.3 PF 2 AST/TO 23.03 PER
T. Herro PG 52 GP 14 GS 30.4 MIN 15.3 PTS 0.5 OR 4.4 DR 4.9 REB 3.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 1.9 TO 1.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 13.62 PER.
Detroit Pistons Betting
The Detroit Pistons have been tanking during the year and they have made it to the second best odds to win the top overall pick behind the Houston Rockets. This team has managed to dispose of contracts from veteran players Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin and will be looking forward to building from the draft and their current young crop of athletes. Killian Hayes has been showing good promise after missing a huge chunk of the season. Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart are also great additions for their young core while Sekou Doumboya has begun to mature.
Players to Watch: J. Grant SF 54 GP 54 GS 33.9 MIN 22.3 PTS 0.6 OR 4 DR 4.6 REB 2.8 AST 0.6 STL 1.1 BLK 2 TO 2.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 17.12 PER
S. Bey SF 69 GP 52 GS 27.1 MIN 12.1 PTS 0.6 OR 3.9 DR 4.5 REB 1.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 0.8 TO 1.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 12.73 PER
C. Joseph PG 18 GP 10 GS 26.2 MIN 11.9 PTS 0.5 OR 2.6 DR 3.1 REB 5.6 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 1.8 TO 2.2 PF 3 AST/TO 17.76 PER.
Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons 5/16/2021 Betting Numbers
Miami are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Detroit are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Jimmy Butler SG Back is “?” Sunday vs Detroit
Wayne Ellington SF Calf is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Miami
Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons Betting Picks
The Miami Heat have been showing the best resemblance of Mamba Mentality through Jimmy Butler and expect them to finish strong. The Detroit Pistons are going to be the huge underdogs in this matchup and it is also seen in the online sportsbook.
Moneyline: The Pistons in their home court are set at +210 while the Heat are at -263 if they secure a win.
ATS: It is eight points across the spread with the Heat at -9 while the Pistons are on the other side with +8.
TOTALs: The total for this game is set at 218.5 points with the Pistons going over and the Heat are the team under.
Score Prediction: 117 – 103, Heat