Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/10/2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Miami Heat head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 5 point favorites.
The Heat head into this matchup with a mark of 22-17. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 100.9 points per contest while giving up 102.2 per game. The Pacers have an overall record of 21-19. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 107.3 points per game and surrendering 106.6, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 16-21-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 15-22-2 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 22-18-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 17-22-1 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/22/17 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out indefinitely
01/08/18 F Justise Winslow Knee is OUT Tuesday vs Toronto and Wednesday vs Indiana
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Goran Dragic comes into this game averaging 16.7 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Hassan Whiteside averages 14 points per contest in 25.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.6 assists per game and 11.5 rebounds per contest for Miami. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Bojan Bogdanovic has scored 13.7 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per game this season for the Pacers. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Myles Turner averages 13.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 29.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.5 rebounds per game and 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 100.9 points per contest this year, which is 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.31 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 41.2 boards per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 15.1 per game. The Heat allow 102.2 points per contest which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 20.4 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 9th in the NBA with 107.3 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.73. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 41.8 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 22.9. The Pacers are 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Pacers give up 106.6 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 23.8 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 42.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Heat are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 107.4, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 19th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Miami is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Indiana is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Pacers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami +5
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