The Detroit Pistons travel to Miami to face the Heat on Wednesday night at 7:30 PM ET. Can the Pistons cover the 9-point spread as road rushers? Check out our Pistons vs. Heat betting prediction for today’s winner.
The Detroit Pistons went 17-65 in the regular season last year. They went 34-44-4 ATS last season.
The Miami Heat went 44-38 in the regular season last year. They went 46-58-3 ATS last season.
Pistons vs Heat matchup and betting odds
515 Detroit Pistons (9+) at 516 Miami Heat (-9); O/U 219.5
7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Kaseya Center, Miami, FL
Pistons vs. Heat general betting information
Our NBA public betting information page shows that 54% of public bettors are currently backing the Heat -9 in this matchup. Note that these numbers are subject to change, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date general betting data.
Detroit Pistons daily fantasy rotation
Detroit starting guard Monte Morris will miss Wednesday’s game with a quadriceps contusion. Morris averaged 10.3 points and 5.3 assists per game in 61 games for the Wizards last season.
Pistons forward Isaiah Livers and Boyan Bogdanovich It will also lose the road slope Wednesday with heat. Livers has an ankle problem and Bogdanovic has a calf injury. Bogdanovic led the Pistons in scoring last season with 21.6 points per game.
Miami Heat daily fantasy rotation
Miami small forward Josh Richardson will miss his team’s game against Detroit on Wednesday. Richardson is suffering from a leg injury. In 23 games for the Pelicans last year, Richardson averaged 7.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per contest.
Miami will also be without reserve striker Haywood High Smith on Wednesday, due to a sprained left MCL. Highsmith had some big plays in the playoffs for Miami last spring and could have been the Heat’s backup power forward before he got hurt.
Pistons vs NBA Heat betting trends
The under is 8-2 in Miami’s last 10 games.
Detroit was 17-21-3 ATS last year as a road team.
Detroit was 19-31-2 ATS in conference games last season.
The Pistons were 29-34-3 ATS in non-division games last season.
Pistons vs Heat NBA prediction
Detroit was a team that struggled to score last season. The Pistons ranked 28th in the league in offensive efficiency, with only one player averaging more than 20 points per game. Detroit is also very young as their entire starting lineup will be in their fourth season or younger heading into Wednesday’s season. Young teams usually have problems in defense.
Against a team like Miami with multiple legitimate scoring threats, that could become a problem. The Heat had three players average 20 or more points per game last season in Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro. Last season’s offense wasn’t always pretty for Miami, but it was often effective. The Heat also have the infrastructure and coaching to carry over their playoff success from last year into this year’s regular season. Nine points might seem like a lot, but I like the Heat’s chances of running away with this score on Wednesday night and winning it by double digits.