Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/30/2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis
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The Miami Heat, who have won two road games in a row, will be visiting the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday afternoon. The first time these two teams played each other this season, the Pacers were able to beat the Heat 81-75 in Miami.
The Heat lost their second straight game on Monday night when the Orlando Magic beat them 102-101 in Miami. They were pretty good on the offensive end of the court in that game, but their defense allowed the Magic to make 53.2 percent of their shots.
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So far this season, the Heat have been one of the better defensive teams in the league, but they are near the bottom of the NBA in scoring and rebounding. Their top player has been Dwyane Wade, who is averaging a team-high 23.3 points per game.
On Monday night, the Pacers came back against the Chicago Bulls, but they came up just short in what ended up being a 92-90 home loss. They played well on defense in that loss, but their offense only made 43.4 percent of their field goal attempts.
Through 32 games this season, the Pacers have one of the best defensive teams in the league, but they are also scoring less than 95 points per game. Power forward David West has been one of their better players this year by averaging 12.5 points and a team-high 6.8 rebounds per game.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
Miami Heat are 15-17-0 Against the Spread
Miami Heat are 14-18-0 against the Over/Under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
Indiana Pacers are 18-12-2 Against the Spread
Indiana Pacers are 19-13-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/30/14 C Justin Hamilton Concussion doubtful Wednesday vs. Indiana
12/15/14 F Josh McRoberts Knee out for season
12/08/14 C Ian Mahinmi Foot expected to miss 6-8 weeks
08/02/14 F Paul George Leg out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana
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