Indiana Pacers (8-8) at Miami Heat (7-8)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm (American Airlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -5 -- Over/Under: 209.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat meet Sunday in NBA action at the American Airlines Arena.
The Indiana Pacers look for a third straight victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 108.4 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 23.1 points and 3.6 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 13.6 points and 3.3 rebounds. Thaddeus Young is the third double-digit scorer and Domantas Sabonis is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have split their last eight road games.
The Miami Heat look for back-to-back victories here to get back to a .500 record. The Miami Heat are averaging 100.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 19 points and 4.7 assists while Dion Waiters is averaging 16.3 points and 3.1 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and James Johnson is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost four of their last five home games.
The Pacers are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Sunday games, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 vs. Eastern Conference. The Heat are 0-10-2 ATS in their last 12 home games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pacers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Miami, 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
The Miami Heat played their best game of the season on the road against the Washington Wizards Friday, winning outright as a five-point underdog. While nearly blowing the game late, the Heat finally played consistent defense and had offensive production across the board. It's going to be interesting to see if they can build on that effort. The Pacers are allowing 49 percent shooting on the road this season and those defensive struggles have been consistent all year. The home team has also won the last 10 meetings between these two teams. Give me Miami and the reasonable line.