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Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers 12/3/2021 NBA Spreads and Game Analysis

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Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers 12-3-2021 NBA Spreads and Game Analysis

Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers 12/3/2021 – The Miami Heat are now on a tough challenge after losing one of their key players due to an injury. This team has hit a slump and they aim to end the bleeding after their upcoming matchup with the Indiana Pacers this coming Friday, December 3. The tip-off happens at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time and the venue will be at the Gainsbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The television broadcast will be handled by Bally Sports Indiana and the same feed will be shown via online live stream through NBA League Pass. The Indiana Pacers are given the advantage by NBA game odds against the Miami Heat.

Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers 12/3/2021

When: December 3, 2021 7:00 PM ET
Where: Gainsbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Stream: NBA League Pass

Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers 12/3/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Miami Heat +5 (-111) 208.5 o (-111) +165
Indiana Pacers -5 (-111) 208.5 u (-111) -200
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Miami Heat Betting

The Miami Heat are already missing the presence of Bam Adebayo as they lost three of their last four games. This team fell to fifth place in the NBA Eastern Conference standings and just half a game behind the defending champions Milwaukee Bucks. Heading to this upcoming match, the Heat hopes to avoid getting into a losing streak after losing to the Denver Nuggets and Cleveland Cavaliers. Dwayne Dedmon was inserted to the starting roster and had a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds. Jimmy Butler missed the last game and is expected to play against the Pacers.

Players to watch: J. Butler SF 17 GP 17 GS 34.2 MIN 23.6 PTS 1.6 OR 4.2 DR 5.8 REB 5.3 AST 2.1 STL 0.3 BLK 1.9 TO 1.7 PF 2.7 AST/TO 28.54 PER

T. Herro PG 19 GP 5 GS 33.7 MIN 21.7 PTS 0.7 OR 4.8 DR 5.5 REB 3.8 AST 0.5 STL 0.1 BLK 2.9 TO 1.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 17.22 PER

B. Adebayo C 18 GP 18 GS 32.9 MIN 18.7 PTS 2.7 OR 7.4 DR 10.2 REB 3.2 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.9 TO 3.3 PF 1.1 AST/TO 20.45 PER.

Indiana Pacers Betting

The Indiana Pacers continue to drop in the NBA Eastern Conference standings as they are now third to the last place. This team is 1.5 games behind the Toronto Raptors and the only teams they have a better record against are the Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons. The Pacers are now on a three-game losing streak and have only won once in their last five games. Among the teams that conquered them during the slump were the Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves and the most recent were the Atlanta Hawks. Malcolm Brogdon led the team with 27 points, nine assists and six rebounds in their last game.

Players to Watch: M. Brogdon PG 19 GP 19 GS 35.4 MIN 21 PTS 0.9 OR 4.9 DR 5.8 REB 6.1 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 2.3 TO 2.1 PF 2.6 AST/TO 21.05 PER

D. Sabonis PF 24 GP 24 GS 33.9 MIN 17.5 PTS 3.1 OR 8.8 DR 11.9 REB 4 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 3.1 TO 3.4 PF 1.3 AST/TO 21.44 PER

C. LeVert SG 16 GP 16 GS 26.7 MIN 13.9 PTS 0.4 OR 2.5 DR 2.9 REB 2.9 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 1.4 TO 2.1 PF 2 AST/TO 12.51 PER.

Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers 12/3/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Miami Heat

Miami are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Miami’s last 14 games.
Miami are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
Miami are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games against Indiana.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami’s last 11 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana.
Miami are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Heat are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Miami are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.

Indiana Pacers

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games.
Indiana are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indiana’s last 10 games against Miami.
Pacers has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana’s last 6 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana’s last 5 games when playing at home against Miami.
Indiana are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games this season.
Indiana are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
Indiana are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games played in December.

Injuries

Miami Heat

Markieff Morris PF Neck is out indefinitely
Jimmy Butler SG Tailbone is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Indiana & Saturday vs Milwaukee
Victor Oladipo SG Knee is out indefinitely
Bam Adebayo C Thumb is out indefinitely

Indiana Pacers

Justin Holiday SG COVID-19 is out indefinitely
T.J. Warren PF Foot is out indefinitely
T.J. McConnell PG Wrist is out indefinitely
Domantas Sabonis PF Personal has entered game Friday vs Miami

Head-to-Head
Miami Heat Indiana Pacers
13-9-2 Against the Spread 12-12-2
13-9-2 Straight Up 10-14-0
108 Points per Game 107
104 Points Allowed per Game 106
45.8 Offensive FG% 45.63
80.38 Offensive FT% 76.87
34.57 Offensive 3PT% 32.91
44.29 Defensive FG% 44.8
77.51 Defensive FT% 77.67
34.08 Defensive 3PT% 35.09

Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Betting Picks

The injury of Bam Adebayo is a huge blow to the momentum of the Miami Heat and that is why they are considered as the underdogs in the top online sportsbook against the Indiana Pacers. Expect the Pacers to snap their three-game winning streak in this road game.

Moneyline: The Pacers in their home court are given an ML of -200 while the Heat has a +165 if they win.

ATS: It is a wide five points separating both teams across the spread with the Pacers sitting on the -5 while the Heat is on the other end with +5.

TOTALs: A total of 208.5 is set for this game, with the Pacers going under and the Heat being the team over.

Score Prediction: 110 – 103, Pacers