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Heat vs. Pistons: Predictions, Preview and Betting Picks

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On Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, the Miami Heat (11-6) are playing the Detroit Pistons (4-12) at Little Caesars Arena. Heading into this matchup, the Heat are 12-5 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, while the Pistons are 7-9 against the spread. BetUS odds are featured below.

Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons odds, predictions, picks and game preview

Start time: 7 p.m. ET

Location: Little Caesars Arena; Detroit, Michigan

TV channels: Bally Sports Detroit, Bally Sports Indiana, NBA League Pass

Radio broadcast: WXYT, WAXY/WAQI

Live stream: DIRECTV STREAM (cancel within 14 days for a full refund), fuboTV (seven-day free trial)

ESPN’s Basketball Power Index: Heat have a 70.4% chance of winning

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Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons news

Upon further review of Land of Basketball’s database, these Eastern Conference teams have played one another 117 times all-time in the regular season. The Heat are 62-55 versus the Pistons. In the past three head-to-head meetings, Miami is 2-1 against Detroit. On May 16, 2021, the last time these teams met during the regular season, the Heat defeated the Pistons 120-107 at Little Caesars Arena. Additionally, Miami is 6-4 in the team’s last 10 head-to-head contests against Detroit.

Besides team records, the top story for the Pistons pertains to the league office suspending center Isaiah Stewart for two games over his altercation with Lakers forward LeBron James. This event occurred during the third quarter of the Lakers’ 121-116 win. Stewart received his suspension for “escalating an on-court altercation by repeatedly and aggressively pursuing Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James in an unsportsmanlike manner.” Likewise, James was also issued a one-game suspension.

Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons betting lines and odds

Heat vs Pistons Injury Report, Picks, Odds, Preview and Predictions

Sportsbook: BetUS

Over/Under: 207

Point spread: Heat -10 (-110)

Best moneyline: Heat -500, Pistons +400

Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons injury report

Heat: PF Markieff Morris (out indefinitely) | SG Victor Oladipo (out indefinitely) | SG Duncan Robinson (questionable) | SG Marcus Garrett (questionable)

Pistons: C Kelly Olynyk (out six to eight weeks) | C Isaiah Stewart (out) | PG Killian Hayes (out indefinitely) | SF Isaiah Livers (out indefinitely)

Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons preview

Moreover, on Saturday, in the Heat’s 103-100 road loss versus the Wizards, forward Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 29 points in 38 minutes played. Tyler Herro also ended his performance with 20 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 30 minutes of action. In the fourth quarter, Washington outscored Miami 32 to 25. Statistically, the teams were about even, based on the box-score game statistics.

The Heat shot 38-for-81 (46.9%) from the field and 7-for-27 (25.9%) from behind the arc. Not to mention, Miami finished with fewer turnovers. Though, one contributing factor that led to the Heat’s loss is personal foul calls; they closed out their night with 26 fouls called against them. The team’s loss to the Wizards snapped their four-game winning streak. Now, they are 5-5 away and 6-4 ATS away this season.

As for the Pistons, in their 121-116 home loss against the Lakers on Sunday, forward Jerami Grant led his team in scoring, putting up 36 points in 37 minutes spent on the court. Frank Jackson accumulated 15 points and 2.0 rebounds in 26 minutes played as well. As stated above, the top story after this game was Lakers forward LeBron James elbowing Pistons center Isaiah Stewart in the face during the third quarter.

Both players were ejected and later suspended. Yesterday, James received a one-game suspension for initiating contact, whereas Stewart was issued a two-game suspension for pursuing James. Anyways, the Pistons shot 43-for-97 (44.3%) from the floor and 14-for-40 (35%) from three-point range. Plus, the Lakers out-rebounded them 51 to 39. This loss dropped Detroit to 2-7 at home and 4-5 ATS at home.

Projected starting lineup

Heat: PG Kyle Lowry | SG Duncan Robinson | SF Jimmy Butler | PF P.J. Tucker | C Bam Adebayo

Pistons: PG Corey Joseph | SG Cade Cunningham | SF Saddiq Bey | PF Jerami Grant | C Luka Garza

Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons prediction

Furthermore, the total for tonight’s intraconference contest is set at 207. After viewing the spread consensus, about 68% of bettors are anticipating the Heat will cover the spread at Little Caesars Arena. Regarding the point total consensus, 65% of gamblers are thinking the total will go over 207. Leading into this matchup, Miami is 7-5 as a selected favorite, 4-1 as an underdog and 6-4 ATS away, whereas Detroit is 1-0 as a favorite, 3-12 as an underdog and 4-5 ATS at home.

For helpful betting trends, the Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last six performances. The total has gone over in seven of the team’s past nine games, too. To add to these betting statistics, the total has gone over in six of Miami’s previous eight contests played at Little Caesars Arena. Lastly, they are 4-2 ATS in their last six matches played versus Eastern Conference opponents, and the team is 1-5 straight up in their past six contests against Central Division opponents.

On the other side, the Pistons are 4-16 SU in their previous 20 performances. Also, the total has gone over in four of their last five games. And, they are 1-6 SU in their past seven games played at home. Next, Detroit is 6-14 ATS in the team’s previous 20 contests when playing as the underdog, and they are 2-4 ATS in their last six matches versus Southeast Division opponents. All things considered, contemplate picking the Heat to win and cover the spread.

Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons betting pick

Pick the Heat to win on the road, they will cover the spread and the total will go over 207. Miami is a 10-point favorite with BetUS.

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James is a Basketball Insiders contributor. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. James enjoys watching sports and helping gamblers win money.

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