Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 11/19/2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Indiana Pacers travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Sunday, November 19, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 5 point favorites.
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The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 8-8. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 108.4 points per contest while giving up 108.8 per game. The Heat have an overall mark of 7-8. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.6 points per contest and giving up 102.0, which is a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 9-7-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 5-8-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 6-8-1 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
10/14/17 G Rodney McGruder Tibia is out indefinitely
Darren Collison comes into this contest averaging 13 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Victor Oladipo averages 23.1 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Dion Waiters averages 16.3 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Goran Dragic averages 19 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 108.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.31 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 14.1 per game. The Pacers allow 108.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 26th in the league with 100.6 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 43.7 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 20.2. The Heat are 6th in turnovers per game with 16.5. The Heat surrender 102 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 17.5 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 44.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Pacers are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 109.4, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 7th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Indiana is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Miami is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Heat are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 104.2, and their offensive rating of 102.8 is ranked 25th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 17th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana +5
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