Heat vs. Pacers - 2/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (30-25) at Miami Heat (31-24)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat +4 -- Over/Under: 199 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, SUN
The Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat square off Monday night at the American Airlines Arena.
The Indiana Pacers look for another win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 102.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 100.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.3 points and 7.1 rebounds while Monta Ellis is averaging 14.1 points and 4.8 assists. George Hill is dishing 3.4 assists and Myles Turner is grabbing five rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have split their last eight road games.
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The Miami Heat look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 96.6 points on 44 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 12.5 points and 5.4 assists while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 12.5 points and 11.2 rebounds. Luol Deng is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Gerald Green is dishing one assist. The Miami Heat are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have split their last 12 home games. Dwyane Wade is questionable with a knee injury.
The Pacers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 vs. Eastern Conference. The Heat are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pacers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Miami and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
Not sure why the Heat are a four-point dog at home against a Pacers team that just played a nailbiter Sunday against the Magic. Without Wade and Bosh, the Heat's offense has exploded with more ball movemenet, as Dragic can push the pace and find open shooters. I think Miami wins outright, but the two free buckets are sweet.