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Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers - 2/2/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
American Airlines Arena
Miami, Florida
The Line
The Line: Miami Heat -3 -- Over/Under: 204.5
TV Channel
FSS, FSIN
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The Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat meet Saturday in NBA action at the American Airlines Arena.

The Indiana Pacers could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 108.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.1 points and four rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Thaddeus Young is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost four of their last five road games.

The Miami Heat could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Miami Heat are averaging 105.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Josh Richardson is averaging 17.3 points and 3.8 assists while Dwyane Wade is averaging 13.8 points and 4.3 assists. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Justise Winslow is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost their last three home games.

The Pacers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-9 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Heat are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 23-8-1 ATS in their last 32 games playing on 0 days rest. The Pacers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 5-0 in Heat last 5 overall. The under is 6-2 in Pacers last 8 overall.

The Indiana Pacers still have yet to win a game since Victor Oladipo was ruled out for the season and have lost some games to really poor teams. With that said, the Miami Heat are a squad that seems to be falling apart at the moment and it feels like reality has slapped this team across the face. The Heat aren't scoring and at times looks like they've given up. The Heat probably should be favored here, but I can't bring myself to lay chalk with them in any situation given their current form. The Heat aren't good. We're at least getting the fresher basketball team and a free bucket. I'm leaning Pacers in this game, even though it could go either way for obvious reasons.

Pick:
Indiana Pacers +3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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