Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers 1/8/2020 Spread Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers 1/8/2020 – The Miami Heat are coming off from a moral victory against the Portland Trail Blazers. They will not travel to face the Indiana Pacers at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis this Wednesday, January 8 at 78 pm Eastern Time. Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers have picked up themselves from back-to-back losses and won over the Charlotte Hornets in their last game. They hope to regain momentum as they face the Heat at home. This game will be aired on television by Fox Sports Indiana and NBA League Pass will have the live stream available online. The Heat are struggling on the road but having a much better overall record doesn’t put them ahead by NBA Over Under Picks over the Pacers in this game.
Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers 1/8/2020
Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers 1/8/2020 Betting Odds
Miami Heat Betting
The Miami Heat have not won their last two road games and they hope to change that as they battle the Pacers. Goran Dragic came of the bench and controlled the game with 29 points, 13 assists and sank seven three-point shots. Bam Adebayo showed Hassan Whiteside that he is now the big dog in the paint for the Heat as he scored 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Miami was on an eight-man rotation without Jimmy Butler in this game. 7 players of the Heat finished with double figures and it was only Duncan Robinson who had a bad game as he shot 2-of-11 from the three-point mark. This shows how tough the Heat can be even without Jimmy Butler. The big problem is how to translate this type of gameplay on the road.
Players to watch: G. Dragic PG 26 GP 1 GS 28.2 MIN 15.9 PTS 0.4 OR 2.8 DR 3.2 REB 5 AST 0.6 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO 1.8 PF 2 AST/TO 16.85 PER
B. Adebayo C 36 GP 36 GS 34.4 MIN 15.6 PTS 2.7 OR 8 DR 10.6 REB 4.5 AST 1.3 STL 1.2 BLK 2.9 TO 2.7 PF 1.5 AST/TO 20.35 PER
K. Nunn SG 36 GP 36 GS 30.6 MIN 15.4 PTS 0.3 OR 2.6 DR 2.8 REB 3.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 1.8 TO 2.4 PF 2 AST/TO 13.03 PER
Indiana Pacers Betting
The Pacers prevented a losing streak from happening after winning against the Charlotte Hornets on the road. In that game, TJ Warren let the team in scoring with 36 points, five rebounds and three assists. Jeremy Lamb and Domantas Sabonis each had a double-double to help the team. Sabonis finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists while Lamb did 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Pacers have struggled to get contributions from their bench players after losing some of their starters due to injuries. Nonetheless, the Pacers need their bench to come out and make their Heat counterparts work for their scoring.
Players to Watch: T.J. Warren SF 37 GP 37 GS 32.6 MIN 18.3 PTS 0.9 OR 2.9 DR 3.8 REB 1.4 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 1.2 TO 2.6 PF 1.1 AST/TO 16.56 PER
D. Sabonis PF 35 GP 35 GS 34.3 MIN 17.8 PTS 3.4 OR 9.6 DR 13 REB 4.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 2.6 TO 3.4 PF 1.6 AST/TO 20.56 PER
J. Lamb SG 26 GP 26 GS 30.2 MIN 14.1 PTS 0.6 OR 4.2 DR 4.8 REB 2.6 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 1.3 TO 2.2 PF 2 AST/TO 15.66 PER.
Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers 1/8/2020 Betting Numbers
Miami are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana’s last 7 games.
Jimmy Butler SG Back is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Indiana
Victor Oladipo SG Knee is out indefinitely
Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Betting Picks
In their last match, the Heat won by just a point over the Pacers. Oddsmakers and Online Sportsbook sees them as the riskier bet for this game even if their road record is in contrary to playing at home. The Pacers don’t have much depth and with Miami’s attack, they could come in all angles to surprise the Pacers.
Moneyline: The Heat are given the ML of +100 for this game if they win over the Pacers. Meanwhile, Indiana is at -120.
ATS: The thinnest line of 1 point separates both teams across the spread. Heat are at +1 while Pacers at -1.
TOTALs: The predicted total for this game will be at 209.5 with the Heat going over while the Pacers are the team going in the opposite direction.
Score Prediction: 109 – 105 Pacers