Free NBA Picks Today: Detroit Pistons vs Miami Heat 4/4/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Detroit Pistons vs Miami Heat 4/4/23
Tue 4th April 2023

The Detroit Pistons (16-62, 9-30 Home) will try to break down one of the league’s top scoring defenses when they host the Miami Heat (41-37, 15-23 Away) on Tuesday. Miami beat the Dallas Mavericks 129-122 at FTX Arena on Saturday. Jimmy Butler led the way with 35 points and 12 assists.

The Heat are seventh in the Eastern Conference. Detroit lost their ninth in a row in blowout fashion on Sunday at Amway Center, falling to the Orlando Magic 128-102. Killian Hayes had 20 points and seven assists in the loss to lead the team.

The Pistons are the 15th seed in the Eastern Conference. This marks the last meeting of the season between the teams. Miami and Detroit have split their two matchups this season. The Heat won the last meeting, beating the Pistons 112-100 at Little Caesars Arena on March 19. Butler led the Heat with 26 points and 10 assists.

James Wiseman had 22 points and 13 rebounds in the losing effort. Butler (22.8 ppg), Bam Adebayo (20.7), and Tyler Herro (20.3) are leading the Heat in scoring this season. Adebayo also has grabbed 9.3 rebounds per game, while Butler has dished 5.3 assists per game.

Bojan Bogdanovic’s 21.6 points per game have powered the Pistons on offense. Jalen Duren is collecting 8.7 rebounds per game, and Hayes is distributing 6.2 assists. Holding opponents to 109.9 points per game, the Heat are one of the top scoring defenses in the league (2nd).

The Heat are 4-4 in eight games at Little Caesars Arena. Detroit is looking to avoid a fourth successive loss at home this season. Miami is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -2.9 (112.2-115.1). Detroit has a 1-9 record over the last 10, allowing 117.4 points per game on average while scoring only 105.8 (-11.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Bam Adebayo: 15.3 | 20.7 | -5.5
Rebounds per game:
Jimmy Butler: 2.8 | 5.9 | -3.1
Assists per game:
Jimmy Butler: 8.0 | 5.3 | +2.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jaden Ivey: 33.4 | 24.8 | +8.6
Points per game:
Jaden Ivey: 21.6 | 15.8 | +5.8
Assists per game:
Jaden Ivey: 8.0 | 5.1 | +2.9

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Miami Heat -13.5 (-110)

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