Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons: Keys to Game, Odds, and More

Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry (7) attempts a attempts a three point shot over Detroit Pistons forward Trey Lyles (8)( Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry (7) attempts a attempts a three point shot over Detroit Pistons forward Trey Lyles (8)( Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Miami Heat (45-24 and 1st in the Eastern Conference) are back at home with two games left on a home stretch, as they take on the Detroit Pistons (18-50 and 14th in the Eastern Conference) at 7:30 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday.

The Miami Heat, coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, are looking to rebound and get back on track as they hold a two-game or so lead over the Eastern Conference.

Players To Watch

  • Jimmy Butler– While Butler was out for the Miami Heat’s last game against the Timberwolves, you hope he suits up against the Pistons. Butler will be looked upon to be a factor on both ends of the court and in the closing moments of close games, as he always is. If they need a stabilizing force or someone to go to in a pinch, they look for their best player.
  • Bam Adebayo– The big man at the center position for Miami will look to keep the hot streak going for himself, after coming off the game against Minnesota with a double-double. He will look to continue to dominate the paint and attack the glass on both ends of the floor, making the opponent work for and against easy points in the paint.
  • Tyler Herro– The main reserve for the Miami Heat, more like a sixth starter though, continues to prove that he is a major factor. He is coming off a 30 point game against the Timberwolves, though in defeat. Herro will be looking for the open three-point shot, creative opportunities off the bounce for himself and his teammates, and open lanes to take it to the hoop—where he always excelled as a finisher and tough shot maker.

The Miami Heat face Detroit on Tuesday, coming off a disappointing defeat to the Timberwolves on Saturday. Because of that, the Pistons should look like a meal.

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Keys To The Game

1. Limit The Fouls: Miami had a total of 24 fouls altogether in the game against the Timberwolves. Miami needs to be careful and stay out of foul trouble, not making the crucial mistake when opponents drive to the basket.

2. Hold The Lead: Miami, at one point during the game against Minnesota, had a 17 point lead. Miami needs to fine-tune their ability to take control, maintain that lead, and put games away.

3. Hit The Offensive Glass: The Heat had a total of 11 offensive rebounds against the Timberwolves. With their ability to go stagnant and allow potent rebounding nights the other way, they’d serve themselves well to lean into this aspect of their abilities.

Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons Odds And Prediction

Odds And Information Provided Courtesy Of WynnBET

Moneyline: MIA -1000 DET +650

Spread: MIA -13

Total: 216


Miami needs to come into this game against the Pistons ready to deliver a blow. They are clearly the better team of the pair and need to impose their will upon a weaker opponent.

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After the Minnesota defeat and the bad taste that should have left them, the Miami Heat will come out and handle the Detroit team, 112-102.