Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons 1/16/2021 Betting Preview: Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 16, 2021

The Detroit Pistons (2-9) are 5-point underdogs as they try to stop a four-game road slide when they take on the Miami Heat (4-6) on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at American Airlines Arena. The matchup airs at 8:00 PM ET on SUN. The matchup has an over/under of 217.5.

Betting Information

Heat vs Pistons Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Heat -5 -110 -110 217.5 -110 -110
Place a bet on Miami Heat or the Detroit Pistons for Saturday’s game.

Head to Head

After the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Miami has a 6-4 record against Detroit.

Heat vs Pistons in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
11/12/2019 Heat Heat -9 214.5 -400 308 Regular Season 117-108 MIA
3/13/2019 Heat Regular Season 108-74 MIA
2/23/2019 Heat Regular Season 119-96 DET
1/18/2019 Pistons Regular Season 98-93 DET
11/5/2018 Pistons Regular Season 120-115 MIA
3/3/2018 Heat Regular Season 105-96 MIA
2/3/2018 Pistons Regular Season 111-107 DET
1/3/2018 Heat Regular Season 111-104 MIA
11/12/2017 Pistons Regular Season 112-103 DET
3/28/2017 Pistons Regular Season 97-96 MIA

Heat Betting Information

  • Miami has struggled against the spread, going 4-6 on the year.
  • The Heat have posted a losing record of 1-2 against the spread when the spread is -5 or bigger.
  • Miami and its foes have combined to reach or surpass the total in 5 of 10 games this season (50%).
Bet on the Miami Heat to win the NBA Championship.

Pistons Betting Information

  • Detroit has a 6-5 record against the spread, covering in 54.5% of their outings.
  • Detroit has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 45.5% of matchups this season (5 out of 11 chances).
Bet on the Detroit Pistons to win the NBA Championship.

Over/Under Analysis

  • The Heat and their opponents have recorded more than 217.5 points in 540% of their outings this season (54 of 10 opportunities).
  • In six of 11 opportunities (54.5%) this season, Detroit has combined with its opponents to score at least 217.5 points.
  • The Heat and the Pistons combine to average 1.6 more points per game than the over/under of 217.5 set for this matchup.
  • The Heat and the Pistons have seen their opponents average a combined 11.3 more points per game than the over/under of 217.5 set in this matchup.
  • The average over/under the Heat have had set in games this year is 7.4 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • Pistons games this year have averaged a total of 223 points, 5.5 more than the point total in this matchup.
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Heat Leaders

  • The Heat scoring leader is Tyler Herro, who contributes 17.6 points per game.
  • Jimmy Butler leads Miami with 5.3 assists a game and Bam Adebayo paces the squad with 9.0 rebounds per contest.
  • Duncan Robinson makes 3.5 threes per game to lead the Heat.
  • Miami’s steals leader is Butler, who averages 2.2 per game. Adebayo leads the team averaging 1.0 block a game.

Pistons Leaders

  • Jerami Grant outpaced his teammates on the Pistons scoring front by putting up 24.8 points per game. He adds 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game this season.
  • Mason Plumlee (9.5 rebounds per game) and Derrick Rose (5.4 assists per game) are the Detroit leaders in rebounds and assists.
  • Grant makes more threes per game than any other member of the Pistons, averaging 2.7 treys per game.
  • Detroit’s Plumlee has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.5 per game and Grant is first in blocks with 1.1 per game.
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