Sunday, March 12, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Miami Heat travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, March 12, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 4 point favorites.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 31-34. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 101.9 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 33-32. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Goran Dragic comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Hassan Whiteside averages 16.5 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 14.1 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Paul George averages 22.1 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Jeff Teague averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Miami averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.48 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 44 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.4 per game. The Heat allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Indiana averages 104.8 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.92 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 14th with 14 per game. The Pacers allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Pacers force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 107 and a defensive rating of 106.5. In terms of pace they average 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Pacers rating on offense is 107.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 12.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 39-26-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 30-35-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 30-35-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 31-34-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana -4
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