Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 12/12/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Monday, December 12, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
The Indiana Pacers will compete against the Miami Heat at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Monday.
The Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Spurs and ended up losing by a score of 115-111 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Heat ended up walking away with 22 while the Spurs finished the game with 21 fouls. They made 7 of their 21 tries from beyond the arc. San Antonio finished the game shooting 77.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 24 of their 31 attempts. Additionally, San Antonio collected 46 rebounds (9 offensive, 37 defensive) and added 3 rejections. San Antonio distributed 24 dimes and had 8 steals in this game. Concerning defending, Miami allowed 53.8% from the floor on 42 of 78 shooting. They also distributed 26 assists in this game in addition to forcing 18 turnovers and having 5 steals. In the matter of rebounding, they earned 32 with 5 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Heat knocked down 20 of their 28 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. Miami walked away from the game with a 48.1% field goal percentage (39 of 81) and made 13 of 34 three-point attempts.
Jimmy Butler is someone who was a major factor for this game. He ended up finishing with 30 points on 11 of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 mins and collected 2 rebounds. Butler walked away from this one shooting 68.8% from the field and dished out 4 assists.
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Miami will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 12-15 on the season. They have an average of 108.6 pts per contest (28th in the league) on 45.3% from the floor. The Heat are hitting 34.0% on 3-pointers (323 of 951) and 83.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Miami is pulling in 41.0 rebounds per game and has tallied 643 dimes this season, which ranks 14th in the league in terms of passing. They cough up possession 14.0 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Heat are able to force 16.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.6 fouls. They are currently ranked 28th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 699 relinquished so far this year. The Heat defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 47.5% (1,100 of 2,315) and they surrender 43.5 boards per game as a unit. They surrender 35.9% from 3-point land and they are ranked 8th in the league in points per game allowed (110.3).
The last time they took the court, the Pacers went home defeated by a final of 136-133 when they faced the Nets. Regarding rebounds, Indiana allowed Brooklyn to pull down 59 in total (29 offensive). They wrapped up this game 32.1% from beyond the arc by shooting 9 of 28 and ended up going 23 of 32 at the free throw line (71.9%). The Pacers permitted the Nets to make 52 out of 100 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.0% in the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Pacers finished 47 for 85 from the field which had them shooting 55.3%. When it comes to three-point shots, Indiana made 21 out of their 44 attempts (47.7%). They were able to knock down 18 of the free throws for a rate of 75.0%. The Nets were called for 24 fouls for the game which took the Pacers to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They also turned it over 18 times, while getting 10 steals for this contest. The Pacers were able to pull down 23 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 30 in the game.
Tyrese Haliburton was important for the Pacers in this game. Haliburton earned 35 points in his 37 mins on the court and earned 9 dimes for the contest. He made 12 of 15 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 80.0%, and totaled 1 rebound.
Indiana has a record of 14-13 for the season. The Pacers have committed 22.0 personal fouls per game and they connect on 79.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 27.3 times per game (6th in the league) and they are turning it over 15.9 times per game. Indiana has earned 3,128 points for the season (115.9 per contest) and they grab 42.4 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Pacers are connecting on 45.7% from the field, which is 24th in the NBA.
The Indiana defense concedes 36.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (335 of 917) and opponents are connecting on 81.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 25.5 dimes and 45.8 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 16th and 26th in basketball. The Pacers on the defensive end are ranked 26th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 116.7. They have forced 16.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the floor (17th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana and under the total points
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