Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 11/9/2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The Indiana Pacers head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Friday, November 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 1.5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 7-5. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 5.4 as they average 106.0 points per contest while giving up 100.6 per game. The Heat have an overall record of 5-5 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 111.5 points per game and surrender 110.1, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 5-6-1 against the spread this season
The Indiana Pacers are 4-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 5-5-0 against the spread this season
The Miami Heat are 7-3-0 against the over/under this year
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/08/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is questionable Friday vs Indiana
11/07/18 G Dwyane Wade Personal is questionable Friday vs Indiana
11/07/18 F James Johnson Hernia is questionable Friday vs Indiana
10/11/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out indefinitely
Victor Oladipo averages 24.1 points per contest in 33.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 7.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%. Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this game averaging 13.4 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per night. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Goran Dragic averages 16.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes 4.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Josh Richardson scores 20.7 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 100.6 points per contest which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 22.0 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Indiana averages 106.0 points per contest, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 40.9 boards per contest and 23.0 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat give up 110.1 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.0 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 44.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 7th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest. Miami is 11th in the NBA with 111.5 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 50.0 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 22.4. The Heat are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.1.
The Pacers are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 5th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Indiana is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Miami is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Heat are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 107.6, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 12th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 22nd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana +1.5 and over 210 total points
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