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Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat 8/22/2020 Spread Picks and Game Analysis

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Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat 8-22-2020 Spread Picks and Game Analysis

Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat 8/22/2020 – The Indiana Pacers have their backs against the wall as they fell to 0-2 against the Miami Heat. They now must take a victory this Game 3 which is slated to happen this Saturday, August 22. It will be held at the AdventHealth Arena located in Wesley Chapel, Florida. TNT will be hosting the broadcast for this game and they will put it live at 3:30 PM Eastern Time. The same feed will be given to NBA League Pass and SofaScore for those who want to watch through live streaming. It is seen by NBA Game Odds that it will be the Miami Heat that will be taking Game 3 and take a dominating lead over the Indiana Pacers.

Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat 8/22/2020

When: August 22, 2020 3:30 PM ET
Where: AdventHealth Arena, Wesley Chapel, Florida
TV: TNT
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat 8/22/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Indiana Pacers +5 (-110) 214 o (-110) +180

Miami Heat
-5 (-110) 214 u (-110) -220
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Indiana Pacers Betting

The Indiana Pacers are now on a must-win situation after dropping Game 2 by 9 points, 100-109 against the Miami Heat. Myles Turner manned the paint in their last game and provided with 17 points, eight rebounds and five blocks while Malcolm Brogdon served well as the team’s floor general with 17 points, nine assists and five boards. Victor Oladipo was the leading scorer for the team with 22 points and Aaron Holiday chipped in with 12 points. They need more from T.J. Warren to carry them as he has been performing at a subpar level with only 14 points during Game 2.

Players to Watch: M. Brogdon PG GP 1 GS 1 MIN 39 PTS 22 OR 0 DR 1 REB 1 AST 10 STL 1 BLK 0 TO 3 PF 1 AST/TO 3.3 PER 16.25

T.J. Warren SF GP 1 GS 1 MIN 38 PTS 22 OR 2 DR 6 REB 8 AST 3 STL 4 BLK 0 TO 2 PF 4 AST/TO 1.5 PER 23.08

J. Holiday SF GP 1 GS 0 MIN 32 PTS 11 OR 1 DR 2 REB 3 AST 0 STL 0 BLK 1 TO 2 PF 4 AST/TO 0 PER 13.38.

Miami Heat Betting

The Miami Heat has been attacking in all angles in which the Pacers still have no answer as they lead the series at 2-0. Rookie Duncan Robinson was the team’s leading scorer in their last game with 24 points and a bulk of his points came from the three-point arc doing 7-of-8. Goran Dragic followed through with 20 points while Jimmy Butler had 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Butler also did a good job limiting T.J. Warren to just producing 14 points. Another rookie made his mark with Tyler Herro coming from the bench with 15 points while Jae Crowder chipped in with 10 points.

Players to watch: J. Butler SF GP 1 GS 1 MIN 37 PTS 28 OR 0 DR 3 REB 3 AST 4 STL 4 BLK 2 TO 4 PF 3 AST/TO 1 PER 30.25

G. Dragic PG GP 1 GS 1 MIN 34 PTS 24 OR 2 DR 4 REB 6 AST 5 STL 1 BLK 0 TO 1 PF 2 AST/TO 5 PER 26.61

B. Adebayo PF GP 1 GS 1 MIN 35 PTS 17 OR 4 DR 6 REB 10 AST 6 STL 0 BLK 3 TO 0 PF 2 AST/TO INF PER 27.8.

Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat 8/22/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Indiana Pacers

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana’s last 5 games.
Indiana are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games.
Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Miami.
Indiana are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Miami.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games on the road.
Indiana are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana’s last 7 games this season.
Indiana are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games played on a Saturday.
Indiana are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games when playing as the underdog.

Miami Heat

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games against Indiana.
Miami are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games at home.
Miami are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Miami are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
Miami are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games played on a Saturday.

Injuries

Indiana Pacers

Jeremy Lamb SG ACL is out for season
Domantas Sabonis PF Foot is out indefinitely

Miami Heat

Jae Crowder SF Ankle is “?” Saturday vs Indiana
Derrick Jones Jr. SF Ankle is “?” Saturday vs Indiana
KZ Okpala SF Personal is “?” Saturday vs Indiana

Head-to-Head
Indiana Pacers Miami Heat
40-32-3 Against the Spread 38-35-2
38-36-1 Straight Up 43-30-2
101 Points per Game 111
111 Points Allowed per Game 101
47.62 Offensive FG% 46.77
78.8 Offensive FT% 78.28
36.38 Offensive 3PT% 37.88
44.66 Defensive FG% 44.78
78.84 Defensive FT% 78.36
34.12 Defensive 3PT% 34.77

Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat Betting Picks

The Indiana Pacers are coming in as the underdogs according to Top Online Sportsbook heading to Game 3. Unless Warren finds his groove and solves the defensive puzzle of Butler, the Pacers don’t have a chance with the Heat. Miami just has a lot of weapons right now as this young team has yet to peak in their chemistry.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Pacers for this game is at +180 while the safer bet is the Heat with -220.

ATS: It is 5 points across the spread for Game 3 with the Pacers taking the +5 while the Heat are at -5.

TOTALs: The given total for this game for both teams to reach is at 214 points with the Heat going under and the Pacers are over.

Score Prediction: 111 – 105 Heat