Wednesday, December 14, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Indiana Pacers travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 13-12. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.9 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 107.1 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 8-17. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 97.4 points per game and surrendering 100.6, good for a point differential of -3.1.
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Myles Turner comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Paul George averages 21.8 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Hassan Whiteside averages 17.3 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 14.4 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 54%. Goran Dragic averages 18.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 6.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Indiana averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.8 per game. The Pacers allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Miami averages 97.4 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 54 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 9th with 13 per game. The Heat allow 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 107.7. In terms of pace they average 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Heat rating on offense is 103.4 and they have a defensive rating of 106.7. They get 93.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 11-14-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 14-11-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 12-13-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 12-13-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/12/16 G Monta Ellis Groin is downgraded to expected to miss Monday vs. Charlotte
Miami Heat Injuries
12/12/16 F James Johnson Shoulder is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Washington
12/12/16 F Luke Babbitt Hip is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Washington
12/11/16 F Justise Winslow Wrist is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs. Washington
11/30/16 G Dion Waiters Groin expected to miss 2-4 weeks
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Miami +1.5
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