NBA Betting Preview: Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat
Favorite: Miami Heat (44-29)
Underdog: Indiana Pacers (45-28)
When does the game start? Saturday at 3:30 PM ET
Broadcast: TNT, SUN, FS-IN
Jimmy Butler will lead Miami against TJ Warren and Indiana on Saturday.
Line: Miami -5
Over/Under: 214Movement Analysis: The total is holding at its original mark, indicating no major swings. Miami has a record of 27-18 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Indiana is 14-12 against the spread as underdogs this year.
Butler is a major contributor, responsible for 17.9% of the Heat total offense, while taking an average of 13.1 field goal attempts. Adebayo is a force in the low block, he averages 2.4 offensive boards a game and grabs 23.1% of his team's rebounds. The Heat offense is orchestrated by Butler, who is responsible for 23.2% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.2 times a game.
Miami is a dismal 13-20 when they fail to reach their scoring average, Indiana allows 107.6. The Heat will need make their open shots, they are a dismal 16-23 when failing to hit at their season rate of 47%. While ball security is typically vital, it rarely spells the end for Miami, who has a record of 20-16 when they turn the ball over more than their 13.9 season average. Indiana causes 14 turnovers per contest.
Warren powers the attack, accounting for 18.1% of the Pacers total offense, while taking an average of 14.9 shots per game. Sabonis is a force down low, he averages three offensive rebounds a game and collects 29.1% of his team's rebounds. The Pacers offense is conducted by Warren, who is responsible for 5.8% of all assists, while turning the ball over 1.3 times a game.
Indiana is a dismal 15-20 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Miami allows 108.9 a contest. The Pacers are 17-19 when they shoot below their 36% season average from three. The Heat allow opponents to shoot 35%. While ball security is typically vital, it rarely spells the end for Indiana who have a record of 21-19 when they turn the ball over more than their 12.7 season average, Miami forces 13.6 turnovers a game.
Miami : 112
Indiana : 107
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