Indiana Pacers (7-5) at Miami Heat (5-5)
|Date & Time||Friday November 9, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Miami Heat -1 -- Over/Under: 212
The Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat meet Friday in NBA action at the American Airlines Arena.
The Indiana Pacers look for a victory after splitting their last six games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 105.6 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 102.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 24.1 points and 4.3 assists while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 14.1 points and 8.9 rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won four straight road games.
The Miami Heat look for a statement win to get a game above a .500 record. The Miami Heat are averaging 111.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Josh Richardson is averaging 20.7 points and 3.1 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 18.1 points and 5.1 assists. Dwyane Wade is the third double-digit scorer and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 15.2 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won three of their last four home games.
The Pacers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Heat are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Central. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
If Hassan Whiteside is going to bring the same energy he did against the Spurs in this game, the Heat should win this game. The Indiana Pacers have been a little sluggish recently and have had issues allowing the three point shot. I'll take the Heat at home in this toss-up contest.