Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat Prediction, 8/10/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat
Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Location: Visa Athletic Center in Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat (43-27, 1st in the Southeast Division) host the Indiana Pacers (43-27, 2nd in the Central Division) at Visa Athletic Center on Monday. The Pacers are covering the spread 56.7% of the time, having gone 38-29-3 ATS. Miami is covering 51.5% of the time, going 35-33-2 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
07/24/20 PF Domantas Sabonis Foot is out indefinitely
02/24/20 SG Jeremy Lamb ACL is out for season
Key Miami Heat Injuries
08/08/20 SG Jimmy Butler Ankle is questionable Monday vs Indiana
08/08/20 PG Goran Dragic Ankle is questionable Monday vs Indiana
08/08/20 PG Kendrick Nunn Personal is out indefinitely
08/08/20 SF KZ Okpala Personal is questionable Monday vs Indiana
T.J. Warren averages 19.9 points per contest in 32.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. Myles Turner comes into this game averaging 12.0 points per contest while playing 29.6 minutes per night. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Bam Adebayo averages 16.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Jimmy Butler scores 20.2 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.6 rebounds per contest and has 6.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 107.7 points per contest which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 23.2 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Indiana averages 109.7 points per contest, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 42.5 boards per contest and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat give up 109.2 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.6 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 42.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest. Miami is 15th in the NBA with 112.3 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.0. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.2 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 26.1. The Heat are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.9.
The Pacers are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Indiana is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
Miami is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Heat are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Miami and under the total points
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