Monday, February 22, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Indiana Pacers travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Monday, February 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 29-25 and a road record of 12-16. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 100.3 per contest. Indiana is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 18-12. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Heat have an overall record of 31-24 and a home record of 17-11. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 96.7 points per game and surrendering 96.6, good for a point differential of 0.1. Miami has a division record of 8-4 and a conference record of 18-15. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 23.3 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. George Hill averages 12.9 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.7 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Goran Dragic averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Indiana averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.2 per game. The Pacers allow 100.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Miami averages 96.7 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 51 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 13th with 14.1 per game. The Heat allow 96.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Pacers average 102.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 95 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.7 per contest. The Pacers have an offensive rating of 104.4 and a defensive rating of 102.1. In terms of pace they average 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Heat score 99.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 110 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.1 points per game. The Heat rating on offense is 103.5 and they have a defensive rating of 103.3. They get 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 13.6 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 28-26-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 26-28-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 28-26-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 20-35-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/14/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Foot out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
02/21/16 G Dwyane Wade Knee "?" Monday vs. Indiana
02/17/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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