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Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat 3/19/2021 Previews Picks and Game Analysis

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Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat 3-19-2021 Previews Picks and Game Analysis

Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat 3/19/2021 – This is a rivalry that dates back from the 90’s as the Indiana Pacers are set to meet the Miami Heat this coming Friday, March 19. The AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida will serve as the battleground for both teams as the game begins at exactly 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. FOX Sports Sun and FOX Sports Indiana are the official broadcasters of the game while the same telecast can be seen through NBA League Pass who will take care of the online live stream. The streaking Miami Heat are expected to win in this game by NBA betting lines against the slumping Indiana Pacers.

Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat 3/19/2021

When: March 19, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida
TV: FOX Sports Sun | Fox Sports Indiana
Stream: NBA League Pass

Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat 3/19/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Indiana Pacers +5.5 (-110) 216 o (-110) +170
Miami Heat -5.5 (-110) 216 u (-110) -208
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Indiana Pacers Betting

The Indiana Pacers are dipping in the standings as they lost eight of their last ten matches. This team is now 10th in the NBA Eastern Conference with their record at 17-22 and are being trailed by the Toronto Raptors by just half-a-game. The mighty Brooklyn Nets were their most recent opponents and lost to them by nine points, 115-124. Malcolm Brogdon had 24 points to lead the team in scoring but Domantas Sabonis was the best player for the Pacers after tallying a triple-double of 18 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Caris LeVert returned to the team and immediately created an impact with 19 points.

Players to watch: M. Brogdon PG 38 GP 38 GS 35.6 MIN 21.7 PTS 0.8 OR 4 DR 4.7 REB 6 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.2 TO 2 PF 2.7 AST/TO 17.98 PER

D. Sabonis PF 39 GP 39 GS 36.5 MIN 20.4 PTS 2.5 OR 8.7 DR 11.2 REB 6.4 AST 1.1 STL 0.6 BLK 3.4 TO 3.5 PF 1.9 AST/TO 20.22 PER

T.J. Warren SF 4 GP 4 GS 29.3 MIN 15.5 PTS 0.5 OR 3 DR 3.5 REB 1.3 AST 0.5 STL 0 BLK 1 TO 4 PF 1.3 AST/TO 12.01 PER.

Miami Heat Betting

The Miami Heat surging in the NBA Eastern Conference has been one of the best stories so far in the league. However, their five-game winning streak was halted by the Memphis Grizzlies in a low-scoring affair, 85-89. Jimmy Butler did what he could do to lift the team with 24 points, seven rebounds and two assists while Bam Adembay had a strong game as well with 15 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. Duncan Robinson scored 13 points and Tyler Herro did 11. Other than that, this team lacked the depth contributions for them to overcome the Grizzlies as Kendrick Nunn and Goran Dragic shot below 25%.

Players to Watch: J. Butler SF 27 GP 27 GS 33.4 MIN 21.8 PTS 2 OR 5.6 DR 7.5 REB 7.6 AST 2.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.2 TO 1.3 PF 3.4 AST/TO 26.95 PER

B. Adebayo C 35 GP 35 GS 33.8 MIN 18.9 PTS 2.3 OR 7.2 DR 9.5 REB 5.5 AST 0.9 STL 1 BLK 2.9 TO 2.5 PF 1.9 AST/TO 21.95 PER

T. Herro PG 30 GP 14 GS 31.9 MIN 15.5 PTS 0.5 OR 5.1 DR 5.6 REB 3.4 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.3 TO 1.4 PF 1.5 AST/TO 12.17 PER.

Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat 3/19/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Indiana Pacers

Indiana are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Indiana’s last 9 games.
Indiana are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games.
Pacers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against Miami.
Indiana are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against Miami.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Indiana’s last 9 games on the road.
Indiana are 4-16 SU in their last 20 games when playing on the road against Miami.
Indiana are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Indiana’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Indiana are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.

Miami Heat

Miami are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami’s last 8 games.
Miami are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games against Indiana.
Miami are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.
Miami are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against Indiana.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami’s last 12 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Miami are 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
Miami are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games played on a Friday.

Injuries

Indiana Pacers

Jeremy Lamb SG Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs Miami
T.J. Warren PF Foot is out indefinitely

Miami Heat

Andre Iguodala SF Hip is “?” Friday vs Indiana
Trevor Ariza SF Acquired is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Indiana
Avery Bradley SG Calf is “?” Friday vs Indiana
Moe Harkless SF Illness is upgraded to probable Friday vs Indiana

Head-to-Head
Indiana Pacers Miami Heat
15-24-0 Against the Spread 18-22-1
23-15-1 Straight Up 18-23-0
113 Points per Game 106
113 Points Allowed per Game 107
47.33 Offensive FG% 45.87
78.6 Offensive FT% 79.21
36.04 Offensive 3PT% 34.69
46.91 Defensive FG% 44.15
79.46 Defensive FT% 78.77
38.24 Defensive 3PT% 35.9

Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat Betting Picks

Even with Caris LeVert helping the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat are very tough to beat especially at home. Online sportsbook has the Heat as the safer bet in this match as compared to the Pacers.

Moneyline: The Pacers as the underdog is given an ML of +170 while the surging Heat is at -208.

ATS: It is 5.5 points on the ATS for this matchup with the Pacers getting the +5.5 while the Heat are -5.5.

TOTALs: The total for both teams to dance on is 216 points as the Heat the team under while the Pacers are over.

Score Prediction: 118 – 112, Heat