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Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons 14.03.2019 – NBA

Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons / NBA – Although both teams are positioned within first eight in the Eastern Conference they are still far from being certain that will reach the play-off. The Pistons have a bit better position, but the Heat is positioned right behind them. This is going to be their fourth head-to-head this season and the Pistons won two out of three played so far.

Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons begins 14.03.2019 at 00:30 CET

Miami Heat

The team from Florida occupies the eight place in the Eastern Conference, having 31 wins and 35 losses, but 8th-placed Orlando and 9th-positoined Charlotte breathe down their neck and game with the Pistons is very important for Miami. They won the Pistons once this season and they did it in Detroit 120-115, however, they lost two following H2H (93-98 and 96-119) one at home and another on tour. It is known fact that Miami had many problems with injuries this season but nevertheless it is still in the race for the play-off.

Miami had four-game winning streak but it was interrupted with defeat by the Raptors at home. Their score in American Airlines Arena is 15 wins and 19 losses which is worse than one on road (16-16). Dragic and Whiteside have recovered but will start game on the bench, while powerful Johnson is out of action. Veteran Wade is still the leading player of the team, despite the statistics.

Probable lineups Miami Heat: Richardson, Waiters, Winslow, Olynyk, Adebayo

Detroit Pistons

After losing to the Nets the Pistons slid down to the seventh place in the East and now their score is 34 wins and 32 losses (three more wins and three less defeats than Miami). Against the Nets they shot from the field the worst since November 2015 and the defeat put an end to five-game winning streak, the longest they had this season. The Pistons are a good team at home this season since their score in front of their fans is 21-13.

Due to way how match with the Nets unfolded (75-103) they could rest the most important players, which in turn can have positive reflection to game in Miami. We should stress that the Pistons, just like Miami, had many problems with injuries this season and that guard Jackson is the only one in the whole team who appeared at all 66 games the Pistons played so far. Centre Drummond plays well and is the league leader in double-double having 55 of them (and at previous 19 games)

Probable lineups Detroit Pistons: Jackson, Ellington, Brown, Griffin, Drummond

Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons PICK

Miami is the third best defensive team at the moment and if they want to win they will indeed need a good defence. They shouldn’t allow the Pistons to, as it happened in the last game, to score at will since they can win only in an inefficient game.

Pick: under 211 points

Stake: 5/10

Odds: 1.92 at 888sport (down to 1.83 can be played)

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