Monday, January 4, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Indiana Pacers travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Monday, January 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 194.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 19-14 and a road record of 7-9. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 98.6 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 19-13 and a home record of 14-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 97.3 points per game and surrendering 95.1, good for a point differential of 2.2.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 24.5 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. George Hill averages 12.4 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.6 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Chris Bosh averages 18.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Indiana averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15 per game. The Pacers allow 98.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 19.9 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Miami averages 97.2 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 6th with 13.9 per game. The Heat allow 95.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Heat force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 19-14-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 14-19-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 15-16-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 10-22-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Miami Heat Injuries
12/28/15 F Josh McRoberts Knee out indefinitely
01/02/16 F Justise Winslow Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Washington
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana
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