Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 11/4/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
The Miami Heat are en route to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Friday where they will attempt to defeat the Indiana Pacers.
The Heat faced off with the Kings and walked away with a win by a score of 110-107 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the Heat ended up finishing with 20 while the Kings totaled 18 fouls. They also knocked down 13 out of their 36 tries from long range. Sacramento ended up going 85.7% at the charity stripe by converting 12 of 14 shots. In addition, Sacramento snagged 39 boards (4 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Sacramento dished out 29 assists and had 4 steals in the matchup. In relation to defense, Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 47.7% from the floor on 41 out of 86 shooting. They also distributed 27 dimes in the game while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 5 steals. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 46 with 9 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Heat made 11 of their 13 attempts for a percentage of 84.6%. Miami finished the contest having earned a 49.4% field goal percentage (44 of 89) and knocked down 11 of their 34 shots from distance.
Tyler Herro is someone who was a factor for the game. Herro finished shooting 57.1% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out. He saw the court for 38 mins played and also collected 12 boards. He ended up with 26 points on 12 of 21 shooting.
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Miami will play this game with a record of 4-5 so far this year. They currently have an average of 109.1 points per outing (26th in basketball) while going 45.5% from the floor. The Heat are shooting 35.0% on shots from downtown (106 of 303) and 86.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Miami is pulling down 40.9 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 227 dimes for the season, which ranks 4th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 13.6 times per game and as a group they commit 20.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Heat are able to force 16.2 turnovers every game while drawing 21.7 fouls. They rank 24th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 223 relinquished so far this year. The Heat are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.6% (355 of 761) and they relinquish 43.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They concede 38.3% on 3-point attempts while they are 9th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (110.0).
In their last game, the Pacers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 116-109 when they faced the Nets. The Pacers snagged 28 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 for this contest. They also coughed it up 24 times, while getting 11 steals for the matchup. The Nets earned 18 fouls in the matchup which got the Pacers to the free throw line for 23 attempts. They were able to convert 16 of the free throws for a rate of 69.6%. Regarding three-point attempts, Indiana made 11 of their 39 tries (28.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Pacers finished 41 for 87 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.1%. The Pacers allowed the Nets to bury 43 of 80 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 53.8% for this game. They went 36.7% from three-point range by going 11 out of 30 and finished the game at 19 of 20 from the charity stripe (95.0%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Indiana allowed Brooklyn to collect 39 in total (6 offensive).
Chris Duarte was important for the Pacers in the game. Duarte recorded 30 points in his 38 minutes on the court and accumulated 1 assist for this game. He made 10 out of 15 in the matchup for a rate of 66.7%, and accumulated 3 rebounds.
Indiana has a record of 3-5 for the campaign. The Pacers have committed 23.0 personal fouls every game and they connect on 80.6% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 27.9 times per contest (6th in basketball) and they turn it over 15.6 times per game. Indiana has 941 points so far this year (117.6 per contest) and they grab 45.0 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Pacers are hitting on 44.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 26th in the NBA.
The Pacers are ranked 28th in the league in points per game surrendered with 119.9. They are able to force 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 48.2% from the field (26th in basketball). The Indiana defense allows 42.8% on 3-pointers (118 of 276) and their opponents are making 81.7% of their foul shots. They allow 27.5 assists and 42.1 boards every game, which is ranked 26th and 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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