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(1-0) Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat (0-1)
Date: Saturday, October 21st
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Heat -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 212
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It’s an Eastern Conference showdown on Saturday night at the AmericanAirlines Center. The Indiana Pacers come to town to take on the Miami Heat.
Both of these teams are expected to be competing for one of the final playoffs in the Eastern Conference so this is a big game.
The Heat have won four of the last five games played between the two teams.
The Indiana Pacers come into this game with a 1-0 record, but that one win didn’t really tell a whole lot about the team.
In game one they played the Brooklyn Nets who are expected to be one of the worst teams in the league. The Pacers came out ahead 140-131.
Even though they won, the fact they gave up 131 points has to be really disappointing. If the defense plays that poorly this season, they are going to have trouble winning a lot of games.
Against the Nets the Pacers were led by a very balanced attack. Darren Collison, Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner all scored more then 20 points.
To win this game it’s going to need to start on the defensive side of the floor. They can’t keep getting into shootouts.
They need to try and slow down the pace of play in this game and really focus on the defensive side of the floor. They need to really focus on winning the match up between Myles Turner and Hassan Whiteside.
On the other side of this match up is the Miami Heat, who got off to a bad start this year. They took on the Orlando Magic in game one and came in as 3.5 point favorites.
But their defense struggled, and a bad third quarter is what really did them in. They ended up losing 116-109 and they don’t want to fall to 0-2 on the season.
The Heat were led by Hassan Whiteside in game one who finished with 26 points and 22 points, which is what kind of performance the Heat are going to need from him most nights if this team wants to make the playoffs.
To win this game the Heat need the role players around Whiteside to step up especially on the offensive side of the ball.
The bench only scored 31 points, and that is when the Magic were able to take advantage. The bench unit can’t be such a downfall in this game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 9-0 in IND last 9 road games.
- Under is 7-1 in IND last 8 vs. NBA Southeast.
- IND are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- MIA are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 vs. NBA Central.
- MIA are 29-12-1 ATS in their last 42 games overall.
- Over is 12-5 in MIA last 17 home games.
- Home team is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
- Favorite is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction:
I think this game will come down to who can play better defense, and that team will be the Miami Heat.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OVER 212
I think the Pacers will struggle slowing down the Heat, and Whiteside is going to have a huge game and lead the Heat to a pretty easy victory.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Heat 116 – Pacers 104
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