Betting on the Pistons vs Heat Pro Hoops Lines

Posted by Henry Watkins on April 4, 2016 in

The top 2 spots in the Eastern Conference have been well and truly claimed by the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors, but you get the sense that there is still going to be some shuffling going on in the final 6 playoff spots. The Miami Heat are in the 6 seed right now, but they could easily jump as high as #3, or they could go down to the #6 seed. There is even the potential that they could slip even further if the Detroit Pistons can continue their solid play of the past couple of weeks. All of these potential shifts in playoff position add an extra layer of interest to the meeting between the Pistons and the Heat on Tuesday night. Both teams can help their playoff hopes with a win, and while the Heat have the slight edge at home, they are going against a Pistons team that seems determined to lock up a postseason spot. The full odds for this one will be available at the NBA betting page ASAP.

How To Bet the Detroit Vs Miami NBA Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Tuesday, April 5 at 8 PM EST
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami
Radio: Pistons and Heat
Live Stream: NBAonTNT

Why bet on the Detroit Pistons

The Pistons (41-36) may well be coming off their most important win of the season, as their victory over the Chicago Bulls this weekend allowed them to open up a 2-point lead on the Bulls for the 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Pistons now have their sights set on the Pacers in the #7 spot, and given that they are coming into this game having gone 7-3 in their last 10, you wouldn’t count them out. Catching up to the Heat is a bit of a bigger ask with so few games left to play, but a win in Miami on Tuesday night could make things a little more interesting. The Pistons are averaging 101.9 PPG, and are giving up 101.2 PPG.

Why bet on the Miami Heat

The Miami Heat (44-32) have jumped on a little roller coaster at the worst possible time in the season, as a lack of consistency has them potentially finishing at the #6 seed before the regular season is all said and done. The good news for the Heat is that a little win streak at the end of the season could see them move up as high as #3, especially since they are only a half game back of the division leading Atlanta Hawks heading into this week. Miami are 6-4 in their last 10, and will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in their last start. The Heat are averaging 99.7 PPG, and are giving up 98.5 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Pistons have taken both games against the Heat this season, including the last game played in Miami. That one ended with a 1-point win in the favor of Detroit, and while I believe this will be another close one, I think it will be Miami that prevails this time out.

Detroit Pistons 99 Miami Heat 100