Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat - 1/8/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

IND -1.0 . Total 211.0

The Miami Heat are on the road for a battle with the Indiana Pacers.  The Heat are (26-10), coming off a 122-111 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.  The Pacers are (23-14), after upending the Charlotte Hornets, 115-104.

In the Heat win over the Trail Blazers, Miami was led throughout the game by Goran Dragic.  Dragic secured a double-double in the win, finishing with 29 points and 13 assists.  The Heat shot 52% from the floor and 41% from distance.  Miami out rebounded Portland, 53 to 45.  The Heat finished with 34 assists to 11 turnovers.  Miami never trailed in the game and led by as many as 24.

In the Pacers win over the Hornets, Indiana was guided offensively by T.J. Warren.  Warren converted on 15 of 24 attempts from the floor, hitting 6 foul shots, collecting 36 points.  The Pacers shot 53% from the floor and 38% from deep.  Indiana dominated the Hornets in the paint, to a tune of 66 to 46.  The Pacers out scored the Hornets in fast break points, 12 to 8.  Indiana led by as many as 16 points in the game.

Recent Betting Trends:

Heat are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.

Heat are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against Indiana. 

The over is 11-3 in Heat last 14 games.

Pacers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.

Pacers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games played.

The over is 5-2 in Pacers last 7 games.

The Heat have been a different team away from Miami.  The Heat are the best team record wise win at home, but on the road the Heat are an even 9-9.  Indiana is 15-4 win playing at home thus far.  This should be a defensive minded game, as both teams have a top 10 scoring defense.  The Heat also have the 2nd best 3-point defense, while the Pacers have the 4th best.  This could be an issue for both offense's, as both teams excel behind the arch.  This has the makings of being a low scoring game, with both defense's being stout.  I'll put stock in the under here.  Final score prediction, Pacers will win and the total goes under, 106-103.      

Chris’s Pick Under 211.0

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.