Saturday, February 25, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Indiana Pacers head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 3 point favorites.
The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 29-28. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 105.5 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 25-32. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 102.5, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Jeff Teague comes into this game averaging 15.4 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Pacers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 8.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Paul George averages 22.3 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
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Hassan Whiteside averages 16.8 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 14.1 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 57%. Goran Dragic averages 20.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Indiana averages 105.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.91 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 13.8 per game. The Pacers allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Miami averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 18th with 13.6 per game. The Heat allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 108 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Heat rating on offense is 105.8 and they have a defensive rating of 106.9. They get 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.5 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 50%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 25-32-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 30-27-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 33-24-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 27-30-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/23/17 F Lavoy Allen Knee "?" Friday vs. Memphis
02/23/17 F Thaddeus Young Wrist "?" Friday vs. Memphis
Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
02/23/17 G Josh Richardson Foot is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Atlanta
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana +3
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