Heat at Pacers - 11/6/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (3-2) at Indiana Pacers (2-3)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers +1.5 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, SUN, FSMW
The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers square off Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Miami Heat look for another big road win after splitting their last four games. The Miami Heat are averaging 98.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 93.4 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Chris Bosh is averaging 14 points and 9.3 rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 21.5 points and 4.8 assists. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing five assists. The Miami Heat are coming off a Thursday win over the Timberwolves in which they allowed 35.3 percent shooting and forced 16 turnovers. The Heat have been solid defensively this season and have won 10 of their last 18 games when allowing less than 100 points. Mario Chalmers and Gerald Green are out.
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The Indiana Pacers look for a nice home win to get back to a .500 record. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 94.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds while George Hill is averaging 15.6 points and 3.4 assists. Jordan Hill is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Monta Ellis is dishing 4.6 assists. The Indiana Pacers are coming away with 10.8 steals per game and producing 18.6 turnovers. The concern with the Pacers early on are their 41.4 rebounds per game (four below league average) and their overall low shooting percentage. The Pacers have won six of their last eight home games. C.J. Miles and Ian Mahinmi are questionable.
The Heat are 5-2-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Pacers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Heat are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Indiana and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Pacers haven't been good enough offensively to hang with the Heat team that's actually putting the ball in the basket at a solid percentage. I like the Heat to get the job done here.