Heat vs Pacers Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 2/8/23
Indiana Pacers (25-30) vs. Miami Heat (29-25)
February 8, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Heat -7; Over/Under: +224
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The Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Miami-Dade Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Indiana Pacers Betting Preview
The Indiana Pacers are averaging 114.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 116.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 20 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Myles Turner is averaging 17.7 points and 8.1 rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Bennedict Mathurin is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat Betting Preview
The Miami Heat are averaging 108.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.9 points and 6 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 21.5 points and 10 rebounds. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Max Strus is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game.
Pacers vs Heat Trends
The Pacers are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Heat are 9-19-1 ATS in their last 29 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Pacers last 4 overall. The under is 6-2 in Heat last 8 overall. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Indiana Pacers remain in terrible form and backing them, especially on the road, doesn’t feel ideal. However, the Heat has played to their level of competition all year, and we can expect another close game against a below average side. The Heat win in the favorite role by an average of 2.1 points. Give me the road dog.