Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers: Prediction & Odds, Betting Tips 09/02/2023 | Team News & Preview
Bookmaker Ratings: Prediction #1 – Handicap (-7) for Heat – 1.965.
Bookmaker Ratings: Prediction #2 – Total Points Under 229 – 1.54.
Match Predict – Handicap (-7) for Heat
From a tournament perspective, this game might be even more important for Indiana. However, the Heat will not pass up an opportunity to improve their stats and reaffirm their regular-season playoff aspirations. The visitors, on the other hand, given their poor play on the road and elsewhere, risk jeopardizing their hopes of making the top eight in the East before the final stretch in the championship.
Total Points Under 229
The Miami Heat has five wins in the last ten meetings. In that span, the team scored an average of 107.1 points per game, allowing their opponents to score 107.8. Indiana’s similar numbers (just two wins in the last ten meetings) look much more dismal. The Pacers averaged 111.2 points on offence and 119.9 points per game on defence. The teams’ efficiency is average, so don’t expect an extravaganza in this game.
Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers: Key Numbers & Markets
Preliminary review and match prediction for Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers
The Miami Heat cannot get back on the winning track. For the second game, the team from Florida lost to their direct Eastern Conference rivals. First, they lost to the New York Knicks (104-106), then to the Milwaukee Bucks (115-123). Both meetings took place on the road.
In Miami, the best efficiency was shown by Bam Adebayo: 16 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists against the Bucks and 32 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists against the Knicks
The Heat is positioned in the top six teams. In 54 games, the Heat had 29 wins and 25 losses. The team can’t climb any higher yet. However, they must hold on to their place in the top six, because their place gives them a play-off place in the association.
The Miami Heat are conceding an average of 107.3 points per game at home.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) February 8, 2023
The Indiana Pacers missed out on a spot in the play-off zone. The Pacers dropped to 11th place in the Eastern Conference with 25 wins and 30 losses.
Last game day, the Pacers lost by a wide margin at home to the Cleveland Cavaliers (103-122). Despite the loss, the play of Myles Turner is worth noting. He scored 27 points and 10 rebounds.
The team also had a four-game losing streak: losing to the Los Angeles Lakers (111-112), Memphis Grizzlies (100-112), Milwaukee Bucks (131-1141) and Orlando Magic (120-126).
The Indiana Pacers have lost nine straight away games.
Tyrese Haliburton has been named a 2023 #NBAAllStar.
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) February 3, 2023
Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Probable Lineups
In our opinion, the teams will take to the field with the following line-ups:
Miami Heat: Gabe Vincent – Tyler Herro – Jimmy Butler – Caleb Martin – Bam Adebayo.
Indiana Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton – Andrew Nembhard – Buddy Hield – Aaron Nesmith – Myles Turner.
Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Team News
Omer Yurtseven (Out), Nikola Jovic (Out), Kyle Lowry (Out), Duncan Robinson (Out), Victor Oladipo (Out) and Orlando Robinson (Out) are injured for the Miami Heat.
Only Chris Duarte (Day-to-day) is injured for the Indiana Pacers.
FAQ for Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers
Where will this fixture be played?
The fixture will be played at FTX Arena (19.600) in Miami, Florida, USA.
When will the game take place?
This starting whistle will sound on the 9th of February, 2023, at 00:30 UK Time.
Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?
We recommend checking out the odds for the NBA: Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers at 1xBet and VBET.
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