Pacers vs. Heat - 12/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (12-8) at Indiana Pacers (12-8)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -3 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, SUN, FSMW
The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers square off Friday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Miami Heat look for a strong win after splitting their last eight games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 93.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.6 points and 4.5 assists while Chris Bosh is averaging 16.9 points and 8.5 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 10.4 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing 4.8 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are shooting 49.7 percent from the field in their last five games but have scored under 100 points in eight of their last nine games. The Miami Heat have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Indiana Pacers look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 104.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 27.9 points and 8.2 rebounds while C.J. Miles is averaging 16.1 points and 1.3 assists. George Hill is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and Monta Ellis is dishing 4.9 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers have topped 100 points in nine straight games and are shooting 39.6 percent from deep in their last five games. The Indiana Pacers have won six of their last seven home games.
The Heat are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up loss and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 road games. The Pacers are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Heat are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Indiana and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Heat almost never beat the Pacers on the road during the regular season and simply haven't shown the offensive firepower to hang with an explosive Indiana offense. I'll take the Pacers at home and the small chalk.