Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 12/3/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Miami Heat (13-9) are traveling to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday where they will play the Indiana Pacers (9-15).
The Heat faced the Cavaliers and took a loss by a final of 111-85 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Heat ended up with 17 while the Cavaliers recorded 20 fouls. They buried 16 of their 31 tries from beyond the arc. Cleveland shot 91.3% at the free throw line by making 21 of their 23 attempts. On top of that, Cleveland snagged 40 rebounds (6 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Cleveland earned 46 dimes and had 27 steals for the game. With respect to the defense, Miami allowed 54.4% from the floor on 37 out of 68 shooting. They also doled out 21 assists in this matchup as well as creating 14 turnovers and having 8 steals. With regard to hauling in boards, they compiled 28 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Heat made 9 of 13 shots for a rate of 69.2%. Miami finished the game having earned a 37.6% FG percentage (32 out of 85) and made 12 out of their 37 three-point attempts.
Dewayne Dedmon is a player who had an impact for the contest. Dedmon finished the game at 38.5% from the floor and also distributed 3 assists. He played for 31 mins and grabbed 13 boards. He notched 11 points on 5 of 13 shooting.
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Miami steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 13-9 so far this season. They have an average of 107.7 pts per game (14th in the NBA) while hitting 45.8% from the field. The Heat are hitting 34.6% on 3-point shots (261 of 755) and 80.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Miami is pulling in 45.0 boards per contest and has accumulated 533 dimes this year, which has them ranked 7th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 14.4 times per contest and as a squad they commit 20.6 personal fouls per game.
On defense, the Heat are able to force 15.8 turnovers per game and they draw 20.0 fouls. They give up 34.1% on three-point shots and they rank 4th in the NBA in points per game allowed (103.6). The Heat are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.3% (814 of 1,838) and they surrender 41.2 boards per contest as a unit. They are 14th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 500 relinquished on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Pacers took a defeat with a final score of 114-111 against the Hawks. When discussing how they rebounded, Indiana permitted Atlanta to get 34 in all (7 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 48.5% from three-point range by going 16 out of 33 and ended up going 10 of 12 at the free throw line (83.3%). The Pacers allowed the Hawks to convert 44 out of their 86 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 51.2% in this matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Pacers ended up going 44 out of 90 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.9%. In reference to shooting from distance, Indiana converted 10 of their 33 attempts (30.3%). They were able to knock down 13 of the free throws for a rate of 81.3%. The Hawks had 13 fouls for the game which got the Pacers to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 8 steals for this contest. The Pacers recorded 32 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 for this game.
Malcolm Brogdon pitched in for the Pacers for the game. Brogdon earned 27 points in his 36 mins of playing time and had 9 assists in this game. He buried 10 out of 20 for this game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accounted for 6 rebounds.
Indiana has a win-loss record of 9-15 this year. The Pacers are responsible for committing 20.4 fouls every game and they go 76.9% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 23.8 times per game (12th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.5 times per contest. Indiana has accounted for 2,578 points this season (107.4 per game) and they grab 46.2 boards per game. As an offense, the Pacers are hitting on 45.6% from the field, which ranks 14th in the NBA.
The Pacers are ranked 15th in the league in points allowed per contest with 106.4. They are forcing 13.4 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.8% from the field (15th in the NBA). The Indiana defense gives up 35.1% on shots from beyond the arc (260 of 741) and their opponents are converting on 77.7% of their free throw attempts. They concede 21.9 dimes and 44.0 total boards per game, which is ranked 6th and 11th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami
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