Basketball betting odds favor Miami on Friday as they host the Detroit Pistons.
The Heat are headed to the playoffs while the Pistons are trying to find anything positive to look for toward next season. The Pistons have split their last ten games against Miami but they are just 2-8 against the NBA betting line.
Basketball betting results in this matchup between Detroit and Miami have not been competitive at all this season. The Heat have destroyed Detroit in both games this season. They won 98-81 and 92-65 in Detroit. The Heat have now won five straight against the Pistons overall. This is the third and final meeting between the two teams this season.
Detroit finally broke a long losing streak earlier this week when they beat Philadelphia. There is simply not much to like about the Pistons in basketball betting. They have a losing record at home and on the road vs. the basketball betting line. They simply can’t score enough points to be competitive on most nights. Their defense is just average and when you can’t score, that is not good enough. They really could struggle to put points up on Friday night in NBA betting against a very good Miami defense. Rodney Stuckey is one of the few players who can score consistently for Detroit but he doesn’t get much help on a nightly basis. Detroit is simply playing out the string and looking ahead to next season.
Heading into the final week of the season there may not be a team playing better than Miami. The Heat finally have things figured out and they look like a team that could do some damage in the playoffs. The Heat are now playing outstanding defense as they have moved up to second best in the league. Dwyane Wade is averaging more than 26 points per game and the Heat are getting some good play from Quentin Richardson and Michael Beasley. It is simply a much different Miami team than just a few weeks ago in basketball betting. Miami has been playing so well that motivation shouldn’t be an issue even though they have clinched a playoff spot. The Heat could still move up in the standings and get a better position to start the playoffs. They should not have much difficulty in this game against a Detroit team that really struggles to score points.