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Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers 1/8/2020 Spread Picks and Prediction

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Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers 1-8-2020 Spread Picks and Prediction

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 doesnโ€™t put them ahead by NBA Over Under Picks over the Pacers in this game.

Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers 1/8/2020

When: January 8, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: Bankers Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers 1/8/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Miami Heat +1 (-108) 209.5 o (-110) +100

Indiana Pacers
-1 (-108) 209.5 u (-110) -120
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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

Trends

Miami Heat

Miami are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Miami’s last 14 games.
Miami are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.
Heat are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against Indiana.
Miami are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Indiana.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games on the road.
Miami are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Indiana.
Heat are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games this season.
Miami are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Central division.

Indiana Pacers

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana’s last 7 games.
Indiana are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana’s last 8 games against Miami.
Indiana are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.
Indiana are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Miami.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Indiana are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast division.
Indiana are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games played in January.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 6 games played on a Wednesday.

Injuries

Miami Heat

Jimmy Butler SG Back is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Indiana
Justise Winslow PF Back is “?” Wednesday vs Indiana

Indiana Pacers

Victor Oladipo SG Knee is out indefinitely
Domantas Sabonis PF Knee is “?” Wednesday vs Miami
Malcolm Brogdon PG Back is “?” Wednesday vs Miami

Head-to-Head
Miami Heat Indiana Pacers
20-14-2 Against the Spread 19-16-2
21-14-1 Straight Up 18-19
111 Points per Game 109
107 Points Allowed per Game 106
46.7 Offensive FG% 46.83
76.71 Offensive FT% 79.97
37.76 Offensive 3PT% 36.94
44.09 Defensive FG% 44.15
76.38 Defensive FT% 78.04
32.71 Defensive 3PT% 33.53

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 donโ€™t have much depth and with Miamiโ€™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