Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 12 (12/12): NBA

Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 12 (12/12): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Pacers money line +135
Pacers spread +3 (-110)
Heat money line -160
Heat spread -3 (-110)
Over / under 228

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Indiana Pacers Miami Heat
Record 14-13 12-15
Home / road record 8-5 3-9
Streak L1 L1
Points per game 115.00 108.00
Points allowed per game 115.33 110.67
Rebounds per game 42.00 41.00
Rebounds allowed per game 42.67 43.33
Over / under record 12-15 14-12-1
 

Preview

The Indiana Pacers continue at home and will now host the Miami Heat at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Monday. These teams already faced each other earlier this season where the Pacers took the win 101-99 at home.  

 

Indiana Pacers

The Pacers are ranking 3rd in the Central Division and get here with a 14-13 record with a 8-5 record at home so far. In their last game at home they beat the Wizards 121-111. Indiana ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference with 46.8 points per game in the paint led by Myles Turner averaging 8.6.

Turner is averaging 17.7 points, eight rebounds and 2.4 blocks for the Pacers. Hield is averaging 17.8 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.

In their last 10 games the Pacers are 4-6, averaging 115.8 points, 40.3 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 9.3 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.0 points per game.

Miami Heat

The Heat get here with an 12-15 record and are 3-9 oin the road so far ranking 2nd in the Southeast Division. Indiana is fifth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.9% from downtown, led by Myles Turner shooting 41.5% from 3-point range.

Bam Adebayo is averaging 20.8 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists for the Heat. Max Strus is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Miami.

In the last 10 games, the Heat are 5-5, averaging 108.6 points, 43.4 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 7.8 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.7 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Miami are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.

Miami are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games against Indiana.

Miami are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games when playing on the road against Indiana.

Indiana are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games.

Indiana are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Indiana's last 13 games against Miami.

 

Prediction

The Heat have been up and down this season as they have been dealing with injuries but looks like all of their best players will be available for this game. The Pacers have lost 4 of their last 6 games and are allowing over 120 points per game. The last time these teams faced each other in Indiana the Pacers beat Miami by only 2 points and the Heat were without Butler and Oladipo so I expect Miami to beat them this time.

PICK: Heat -3 (-110)

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