Miami Heat (4-5) vs. Indiana Pacers (3-5)
November 4, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana Pacers +4.5; Over/Under: +225.5
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The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers meet Friday in NBA action at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Miami Heat look to get back to a .500 record. The Indiana Pacers look for a win after splitting their last 6 games.
The Miami Heat are averaging 109.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.5 points and 6.4 rebounds, while Tyler Herro is averaging 18.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Max Strus is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 86.1 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Pacers are averaging 117.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 119.9 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 21.9 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Bennedict Mathurin is averaging 20.4 points and 4.3 rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 7 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 42.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Heat are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Pacers are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. The over is 16-5 in Heat last 21 Friday games. The over is 11-4 in Pacers last 15 overall. The Heat are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Indiana and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Miami Heat are coming off a couple of nice victories, and it looks like their offense is picking up a bit. The Indiana Pacers have been a mess defensively through 8 games, and they don’t cover numbers much despite being underdogs most nights. There’s just not a lot to like about the Pacers right now, and we’re not being asked to lay anything crazy. Give me the Heat and the chalk.