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2021 NBA Handicapping
(13-9) Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers (9-15)
Date: Friday, December 3rd
Time: 7:00 PM (ET)
Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds:Heat | Pacers (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
Friday, December 3rd Central Division rivals the Miami Heat meet the Indiana Pacers meet for the second time this season. In the initial meeting on October 23rd, the Pacers won 102-91 in overtime.
Both teams last played Wednesday with the Heat losing to the Cavaliers 85-111 and the Pacers losing a 111-114 heartbreaker to the Hawks.
The Pacers hold the all-time record between the clubs with 70 wins in 121 meetings. Last season, the teams played three times with Indiana taking two of the three contests.
The big news out of Miami is they will be without their big man Bam Adebayo for four to six weeks. Adebayo suffered a torn ligament in his thumb. Dewayne Dedmon will fill in for Adebayo while he’s gone and the Heat will try to maintain their current fifth-place position.
If Adebayo can return after a month it would have him back in time for a tough stretch where Miami faces the Warriors, Blazers, Suns, and Hawks twice.
The loss to the Cavaliers demonstrated how tough the slog will be particularly facing teams with size. Jimmy Butler was also out for this match dealing with the sore tailbone he suffered from a hard fall.
Tyler Herro led the scoring with 21 points and six assists. Dedmon posted a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds (five on the offensive glass).
The reserve trio of Gabe Vincent (11), Caleb Martin (11), and Max Strus (10) all contributed double-figure efforts.
As for injuries, Butler (tailbone) won’t be back on Friday as he was downgraded to “out”. Likewise, Marcus Garrett (undisclosed) joins Butler, Adebayo, Victor Oladipo (knee), and Markieff Morris (neck) on the injured reserved list.
Rick Carlisle and his troop were furious at the game end of the Hawks match as Chris Duarte was clearly fouled by Kevin Huerter who had handfuls of the rookie’s jersey in his grasp.
Instead, the Hawks sent Trae Young to the line for two free throws icing the game. If that angst carries over it’ll be the Heat who face the ire of Carlisle and his squad. Malcolm Brogdon led the Pacers in scoring with 27 points adding nine assists, six rebounds, and three steals.
Domantas Sabonis registered his 16th double-double of the season with 22 points and 10 rebounds. His frontcourt partner Myles Turner just missed the same benchmark scoring 17 points with nine rebounds, a steal, and two blocks.
Duarte (11) and Jeremy Lamb (11) were the other double-figure contributors.
T.J. McConnell injured his wrist in the match he joins Justin Holiday (COVID) and TJ Warren (foot) on the sidelines with no definitive return date.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Heat are 6-4 in their last 10 head to head contests
- The Heat are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over Under is 2-8 in the team’s last 10 head to head matchups
- The Pacers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
- The Heat are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone over in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games.
- The total has gone over in 10 of Miami’s last 14 game
Free Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Prediction
Just like the Heat struggled to deal with the size against the Cavaliers they’ll be facing another lengthy group featuring the frontcourt starting tandem of Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis.
Erik Spoelstra will need to dust off some reserve assistance to aid Dedmon in this match. Without Butler and Adebayo the Heat will be in tough to pull out the victory facing the size of Indiana.
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