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Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons 5/16/2021 Spread Previews and Prediction

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Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons 5-16-2021 Spread Previews and Prediction

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

When: May 16, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
TV: Bally Sports DET | Bally Sports Sun
Stream: NBA League Pass

Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons 5/16/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Miami Heat -8 (-111) 218.5 o (-110) -263
Detroit Pistons +8 (-111) 218.5 u (-110) +210
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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

Trends

Miami Heat

Miami are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Miami’s last 12 games.
Miami are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games on the road.
Miami are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Detroit.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami’s last 10 games this season.
Miami are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Miami are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.

Detroit Pistons

Detroit are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games.
Detroit are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games against Miami.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 5 games at home.
Detroit are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games when playing at home against Miami.
Detroit are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games this season.
Pistons are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit’s last 10 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
Detroit are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in May.

Injuries

Miami Heat

Jimmy Butler SG Back is “?” Sunday vs Detroit
Victor Oladipo SG Knee is out for season

Detroit Pistons

Wayne Ellington SF Calf is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Miami
Cory Joseph PG Ankle is “?” Sunday vs Miami
Jerami Grant SF Knee is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Miami
Rodney McGruder SG Elbow is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Miami
Frank Jackson PG Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Miami
Dennis Smith Jr. PG Knee is out indefinitely
Sekou Doumbouya SF Personal is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Miami
Isaiah Stewart PF Personal is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Miami

Head-to-Head
Miami Heat Detroit Pistons
33-35-2 Against the Spread 35-34-2
37-33-0 Straight Up 31-39-1
108 Points per Game 107
108 Points Allowed per Game 111
46.79 Offensive FG% 45.14
79.22 Offensive FT% 75.98
35.55 Offensive 3PT% 35.15
45.78 Defensive FG% 47.49
78.4 Defensive FT% 76.12
36.55 Defensive 3PT% 36.1

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