Heat vs. Pistons Prediction
Trying to avoid drawing the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference and thus a first-round date with the Cavs, the Pistons will host the Heat at 7:30PM ET tonight.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, Detroit is a 2-point home favorite against Miami after opening as a 2.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number dropped two full points from 202 down to 200.
The Heat have won six of their last 10 games and are 5-5 against the spread over that span, while the Pistons are 7-3 over their last 10 contests and are 6-4 at the betting window during that stretch. Miami is also 19-20 against the spread on the road this season while Detroit is an impressive 24-14 ATS at home.
The home team in this matchup has covered the spread in five of the last six meetings while the favorite is 5-2 against the number in the last seven meetings. The Heat are winless at the betting window in their last five road games while the Pistons are 31-15-2 against the number in the last 48 home games.
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