Pacers vs. Heat - 4/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (34-41) at Indiana Pacers (33-43)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, FSMW
The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers meet Sunday afternoon at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Miami Heat need a win after losing four of their last five games. On the season, the Heat are averaging 94.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 97 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 15.9 points and 5.4 assists while Luol Deng is averaging 14.2 points and five rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 9.7 rebounds and Mario Chalmers is dishing four assists. The Miami Heat are coming off a Saturday loss to the Detroit Pistons in which they blew a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter. The Heat need this game if they’re going to get back in the playoff race. The Heat are outside looking in for the last spot in the East.
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The Indiana Pacers look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 96.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting and are allowing 97.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 16 points and 4.8 assists while Rodney Stuckey is averaging 12.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. C.J. Miles is dishing one assist and David West is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are also a team that’s chasing the last two playoff spots in the East. The Pacers are shooting 49.5 percent from deep in their last five games. Paul George is expected to make his season debut after breaking his leg during the offseason.
The Heat are 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 vs. NBA Central. The Pacers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Heat are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Indiana and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
In a toss up game between two teams fighting for the same goal, I'm going with the more talented team. The Heat should win this game. However, the best bet may be to stay far away.