Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat NBA Game Picks 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
American Airlines Arena
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The Indiana Pacers head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this game has Miami as 2 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 32-19. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 4.2 as they average 108.1 points per contest while giving up 103.9 per game. The Heat have an overall mark of 24-25. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 105.3 points per contest and give up 105.5, which is a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 24-26-1 against the spread this season
The Indiana Pacers are 22-29-0 against the over/under this year
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 25-23-1 against the spread this season
The Miami Heat are 24-24-0 against the over/under this year
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/01/19 SF Doug McDermott Ribs injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Miami
01/31/19 G Tyreke Evans Back is questionable Saturday vs Miami
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/19/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is out indefinitely
01/31/19 G Dwyane Wade Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs Oklahoma City
01/28/19 SF Derrick Jones Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
Domantas Sabonis comes into this game averaging 14.3 points per contest while playing 24.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 16.1 points per contest in 31.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Hassan Whiteside scores 12.5 points per contest while playing 25.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.3 rebounds per contest and has 0.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 43%. Josh Richardson averages 17.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 108.1 points per contest, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 43.5 boards per contest and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 14.1 per game. The Pacers allow 103.9 points per contest, which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 24.5 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 26th in the NBA with 105.3 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.16. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.6 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 23.7. The Heat are 9th in turnovers per contest with 14.9. The Heat give up 105.5 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 22.4 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 44.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Indiana is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Miami is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Heat are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 6th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana +2
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