Miami Heat (23-17) at Indiana Pacers (21-19)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -4 -- Over/Under: 207 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Miami Heat look for another victory after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 100.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 16.7 points and 4.8 assists while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 14 points and 11.5 rebounds. Josh Richardson is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Johnson is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won six of their last seven road games.
The Indiana Pacers could use a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 107.3 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 24.5 points and 4.1 assists while Myles Turner is averaging 13.9 points and 6.5 rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Darren Collinson is dishing 5.5 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost five of their last eight home games.
The Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 17-8 ATS in their last 25 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Pacers are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southeast, 25-12 ATS in their last 37 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Heat are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Indiana, 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Miami Heat are in far better form right now, have shown no problem winning on the road and there's a history of the Heat usually getting the better of the Pacers. The Indiana Pacers have cooled off quite a bit from their hot start, which includes outscoring teams by just 0.4 points in their last five games and failing to cover six of their last eight games. It almost feels like we're getting points with the better team, something I don't pass up often. So I don't care if they're on the end of a back to back, give me my free buckets.