Free NBA Picks Today: Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons 12/6/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons 12/6/22
Tue 6th December 2022

The Detroit Pistons (6-19, 2-11 Away) travel to face the Miami Heat (11-13, 8-4 Home), who will be looking to prolong their winning run at home, on Tuesday. Detroit was defeated by the Memphis Grizzlies 122-112 at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday. With 24 points and seven assists, Saddiq Bey was the standout player in the loss. The Pistons are 14th in the Eastern Conference.

Miami is playing the second of a back-to-back after dropping their last game yesterday at FedExForum, falling to the Memphis Grizzlies 101-93. Tyler Herro had 23 points and 13 rebounds in the loss, leading the team. The Heat are the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference. This is the first meeting of the season between the teams. Miami won three out of four games between the teams last season, including a 105-98 triumph in their last meeting at FTX Arena on March 15.

Herro led the Heat with 29 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Jerami Grant had 22 points in the losing effort. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 20.6 points per game, best in the league, to lead the Pistons in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Isaiah Stewart is grabbing 8.9 rebounds per game, most in the league, and Killian Hayes is dishing 4.7 assists (1st).

Bam Adebayo’s 20.7 points per game have powered the Heat on offense. He has the top scoring average in the NBA. Adebayo also has averaged 9.0 rebounds per game, most in the league. Kyle Lowry has distributed 6.0 assists per game. The Pistons have had little success at FTX Arena in recent seasons, losing eight of the last 10 trips. Miami has won five in a row at home this season.

Meanwhile, the Heat are 2-2 when playing the second of a back-to-back this season and 1-2 in such games against opponents with at least a day of rest. The Pistons are 1-0 with a rest advantage.In the last 10 games, Detroit is 3-7 with an average margin of -5.7 (112.5-118.2). Miami has a 4-6 record over the last 10, allowing 109.8 points per game on average while scoring only 106.1 (-3.7 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Killian Hayes: 26.8 | 15.4 | +11.4
Points per game:
Alec Burks: 10.2 | 13.9 | -3.7
Rebounds per game:
Marvin Bagley III: 9.4 | 6.8 | +2.6
Jalen Duren: 4.2 | 6.7 | -2.5
Assists per game:
Killian Hayes: 7.4 | 4.7 | +2.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Gabe Vincent: 7.3 | 13.8 | -6.5
Points per game:
Bam Adebayo: 27.2 | 20.7 | +6.5
Rebounds per game:
Jimmy Butler: 10.5 | 7.1 | +3.4

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Miami Heat -6.5 (-110)

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