Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 16, 2021

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BetMGM Aug 17, 2021, 2:03 PM

The Detroit Pistons (20-51) are 6.5-point underdogs as they look to break a four-game losing streak when they host the Miami Heat (39-32) on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Little Caesars Arena. The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET on BSDET. The over/under is 217.5 in the matchup.

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Heat vs Pistons Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Heat-6.5-110-110217.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Miami and its opponents have gone over Sunday's 217.5 total in 30 out of 71 games (42.3%) this year.
  • 35 Detroit games this year (49.3% of its matchups) finished with a final score higher than Sunday's total of 217.5 points.
  • The Heat average 107.9 points per game against the Pistons' 106.6, totaling 3.0 points under the game's point total of 217.5.
  • The 219.1 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 1.6 more than the 217.5 over/under in this contest.
  • The Heat have seen a 216 average over/under in their games this season, 1.5 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 0.1 points fewer than the average over/under in Pistons' games this season (217.6 points).

Heat Betting Data

  • Miami has a losing 31-35 record against the spread this year.
  • When they play as at least 6.5-point favorites, the Heat have a record ATS of 7-12.
  • Miami and its opponents have hit the over in only 43.9% of games (29 out of 66 matchups).

Heat Key Players

  • The Heat points and assists leader is Jimmy Butler. He averages 21.5 points per game and dishes out 7.1 assists.
  • Bam Adebayo paces Miami with 9.0 rebounds per game.
  • The Heat are led by Duncan Robinson from beyond the arc. He makes 3.5 shots from deep per game.
  • Butler leads the team with 2.1 steals per game. Adebayo collects 1.0 block a game to pace Miami.

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Heat Last 10 Games

Heat Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalHeat MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/15/2021Bucks122-108 MILNoAway+15.5242.51000-2000Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/13/202176ers106-94 MIAYesHome-20.5205.5-100003300Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/11/2021Celtics129-121 MIANoAway+7.5256.5--Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/9/2021Celtics130-124 MIAYesAway-8.5240.5-50001350Regular SeasonNoOver
5/7/2021Timberwolves121-112 MIAYesHome-9.5225.5-750525Regular SeasonNoOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-35-55-5-0230.9117113.9+0.239.3%

Heat Injuries

Heat:Victor Oladipo: Out For Season (Knee),Kendrick Nunn: Day To Day (Calf),Jimmy Butler: Day To Day (Back)

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Pistons Betting Data

  • Detroit has covered the spread in greater than half of its games, going 39-29 ATS.
  • When they are at least 6.5-point underdogs, the Pistons have fared well, going 2-1 against the spread.
  • In most of Detroit's games this season, the teams have not hit the over (31 out of 68 games, 45.6%).

Pistons Key Players

  • Jerami Grant is at the top of the Pistons scoring leaderboard with 22.3 points per game. He also pulls down 4.6 rebounds and dishes out 2.8 assists per game.
  • The Detroit leaders in rebounding and assists are Mason Plumlee with 9.3 rebounds per game (he also adds 10.4 points and 3.6 assists per game) and Killian Hayes with 5.4 assists per game (he also tacks on 6.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game).
  • Wayne Ellington knocks down 2.5 three-pointers per game, the most on the Pistons.
  • Detroit's leader in steals is Cory Joseph (1.0 per game), and its leader in blocks is Isaiah Stewart (1.3 per game).

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Pistons Last 10 Games

Pistons Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalPistons MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/14/2021Nuggets104-91 DENNoHome+9.5215.5600-900Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/11/2021Timberwolves119-100 MINNoHome+14.5214.5900-1600Regular SeasonNoOver
5/9/2021Bulls108-96 CHINoHome+16.5200.51200-3000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/8/202176ers118-104 PHINoAway+25.5226.5--Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/6/2021Grizzlies111-97 DETNoHome+1.5208.5100-120Regular SeasonYesUnder
Pistons Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
2-86-43-7-0208.7101.2107.5-3.131.5%

Pistons Injuries

Pistons:Sekou Doumbouya: Out (Personal),Deividas Sirvydis: Day To Day (Tibia),Frank Jackson: Day To Day (Ankle),Rodney McGruder: Out (Elbow),Jerami Grant: Out (Knee),Wayne Ellington: Out (Calf),Dennis Smith Jr.: Out (Knee),Isaiah Stewart: Out (Personal),Cory Joseph: Day To Day (Ankle)

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