MIA vs DET Dream11: As the NBA keeps churning games, the landscape towards the Playoffs territory only becomes more exciting, offering a lot of action and intensity in the coming time. What happens before the Playoffs is that various teams make a push to ensure a place in the Play-in tournament or to make the Playoffs themselves and that is why, they hit their hottest stretch to make sure that when they enter the Playoffs, they are at their peak. With that in mind, let us jump into the game between the Miami Heat and the Detroit Pistons.
While the Heat is at the top of the rankings, the Pistons are among the bottom teams. The two teams have had a contrasting journey and while Heat is aiming to make a deep postseason run, the Pistons are virtually out of the Play-in tournament window, way behind in terms of cracking the Playoffs code. So, yes, the Heat is highly experienced while the Pistons have a lot of inexperience and youth that needs to sort out the issues.
Host: Miami Heat
Visitors: Detroit Pistons
Match Timing: 16 March, @ 05:00 AM
Venue: FTX Arena
As stated above, the Heat is way more experienced than the Pistons and enter with a considerable edge in this game. The Heat has Kyle Lowry at the one-guard and Duncan Robinson at the two-guard and they will go up against Pistons’ Cade Cunningham and Cory Joseph. Cade has done a great job as an all-around guard while Lowry brings a lot of hustle and playmaking. On the other hand, Robinson and Joseph produce almost similar numbers once.
In the middle, Marvin Bagley III will go up against Bam Adebayo, with Adebayo being more high-yielding and better on the defensive end. Bey and Great form a decent Forward pairing but Butler and Tucker will give them a lot of trouble, Bey has had offensive struggles. Bench-wise, the Heat has a huge advantage with Tyler Herro, someone who can’t be matched up by any Pistons bench player.
Miami Heat | Detroit Pistons
Games: 69 | 68
Wins: 45 | 18
Defeats: 24 | 50
Miami Heat Team News
Heat Expected Starting Five
Forward/Wing: PF: PJ Tucker | SF: Jimmy Butler
Middle: C: Bam Adebayo
Guards: SG: Duncan Robinson | PG: Kyle Lowry
BENCH: Max Strus, Tyler Herro, Gabe Vincent, Victor Oladipo, DeWayne Dedmon, Udonis Haslem, Omer Yurtseven, Marcus Garrett, Kyle Guy.
Detroit Pistons Team News
Pistons Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Jerami Grant | SF: Saddiq Bey
Middle: C: Isaiah Stewart
Guards: SG: Cade Cunningham | PG: Cory Joseph
BENCH: PF: Marvin Bagley III, Saben Lee, Jamaro Pickett, Isaiah Livers, Luka Garza
Adebayo has been a force in the middle for the Heat and supplies more than decent scoring, rebounding, and defense. He is mostly in the 17-24 points, 8-12 rebounds, and 1+ steals range. The Center can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-54
Guard Cade has been playing his basketball since the last month and the comparisons to Jason Kidd make more sense with each day. He has been in 20-24 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 6-10 assists range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-55
Jimmy Butler(MIA) missed the last game and lately, the Heat has had trouble winning without the two-way wing. Jimmy has mostly been in 18-24 points, 3-6 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42
Herro has been one of the best isolation scorers off the bench this season and is the Most Improved Player of the Year and Sixth Player of the Year candidate. The Guard has mostly been in 20-27 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-41
Power Forward Jerami has been a wonderful presence on both ends of the floor for the Pistons. He has mostly been in 20-23 points, 4-5 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-38
Marvin Bagley III(DET)
Big Forward Marvin has done a great job since his acquisition, doing a great job scoring-wise and also rebounding-wise. He has mostly been in 15-20 points and 8-11 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32
Despite a 4/12 shooting in the last game, the guard has been rather with his shot selection this month. He can be expected to be in 9-14 points and 6-9 assists range mostly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-35
MIA vs DET Dream11 Team
PG: C Cunningham(SP)
SG: C Joseph, T Herro
SF: J Grant
PF: S Bey, M Bagley
C: B Adebayo(PP), D Dedmon
Isn’t it fun to see Herro fill it up from multiple areas of the floor? In a poor piece of news for the India-based NBA fans, this match is not available on the two official streaming platforms in the form of Voot and JIO TV. What can you do then? Just get into the NBA League Pass. If you buy the annual subscription, you need not sweat about the Indian platforms to showcase select games and can catch up on the available games. To know the scores, news, and stats, go to the official website of the NBA.