NBA Betting Preview: Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat
Favorite: Miami Heat (44-29)
Underdog: Indiana Pacers (45-28)
When does the game start? Monday at 6:30 PM ET
Broadcast: TNT, FS-IN, SUN
Jimmy Butler will lead Miami against TJ Warren and Indiana on Monday.
Line: Miami -7.5
Over/Under: 216.5Movement Analysis: The total is holding at its original figure, displaying no major swings. Miami has a record of 28-18 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Indiana is 14-13 against the spread as underdogs this season.
Butler is a major contributor, responsible for 18% of the Heat total offense, while taking an average of 13.1 shot attempts. Adebayo is a force down low, he averages 2.4 offensive boards a game and grabs 23.1% of his team's rebounds. The Heat offense is conducted by Butler, who accounts for 23.2% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.2 times a contest.
Miami is a disappointing 16-21 when they fail to reach their scoring average, Indiana allows 107.8. The Heat are 17-23 when they shoot below their 47% season average from the field. The Pacers allow opponents to shoot 45%. While ball security is typically vital, it's hardly a death knell to Miami, who has a record of 21-16 when they turn the ball over more than their 13.9 season average. Indiana forces 14 turnovers per game.
Warren leads the attack, accounting for 18.1% of the Pacers total offense, while taking an average of 14.9 field goal attempts. Sabonis is a player to keep an eye on, he averages three offensive rebounds a game and grabs 29.1% of his team's rebounds. The Pacers offense is conducted by Warren, who accounts for 5.8% of all assists, while turning the ball over 1.3 times a contest.
Indiana is a disappointing 15-20 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Miami allows 108.9 a game. The Pacers are 17-19 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 excellent showing on the glass, sporting a record of 18-22 when they fail to reach their 42.6 rebounding average, Miami allows 42.3 boards a game.
Miami : 112
Indiana : 107
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