NBA Betting Preview: Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat
Favorite: Miami Heat (44-29)
Underdog: Indiana Pacers (45-28)
When does the game start? Tuesday at 4:00 PM ET
Broadcast: TNT, FS-IN, SUN
TJ Warren and the Indiana Pacers will face Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat on Tuesday.
Line: Miami -4
Over/Under: 215.5Movement Analysis: The over/under is holding at its opening figure, indicating no major movement. Miami has a record of 25-18 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Indiana is 14-10 against the spread as underdogs this year.
Butler powers the attack, accounting for 17.8% of the Heat total offense, while taking an average of 13.1 shot attempts. Adebayo is a player to watch, he averages 2.4 offensive boards a contest and collects 23% of his team's rebounds. The Heat offense is run by Butler, who accounts for 23.3% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.2 times a contest.
Miami is a disappointing 12-20 when they fail to reach their scoring average, Indiana allows 107.5. The Heat will need to be efficient from inside the arc, they are a dismal 16-23 when failing to hit at their season rate of 47%. The Pacers give up 45.3 rebounds per game. Miami stands to benefit, going 26-10 when they grab over their average of 44.4.
Warren powers the attack, accounting for 18.1% of the Pacers total offense, while taking an average of 14.9 field goal attempts. Sabonis is a supplier of second chances, he averages three offensive rebounds a contest and records 29.1% of his team's rebounds. The Pacers offense is run by Brogdon, who accounts for 27.3% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.4 times a contest.
Indiana can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 15-18 when they fail to reach their 109.4 scoring average. Miami allows 109.1 a contest. The Pacers are 17-18 when they shoot below their 36% season average from three. The Heat allow opponents to shoot 35%. The Pacers can win with a less than stellar output on the glass, sporting a record of 18-19 when they fail to reach their 42.8 rebounding average, Miami allows 42.5 boards per contest.
Indiana : 111
Miami : 108
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