Pacers vs. Heat Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Heat are a 5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 206 points.
Indiana enters with an 8-8 overall record and 9-7 ATS after a 107-100 home win over the Pistons. Miami is 7-8 and 5-8-2 ATS following a 91-88 victory at the Wizards. The Heat won an earlier meeting on Oct. 21, also at home, by a count of 112-108. Miami is 3-1 straight up and ATS in four meetings since the start of last season. The under is 3-1.
The Pacers were led by Victor Oladipo with 21 points, 15 rebounds and four assists in the comeback win over Detroit. Thaddeus Young tallied 18 points, five rebounds and four assists. Darren Collison added 16 points and six assists. Indiana outscored the Pistons 36-19 in the fourth quarter.
In the win at Washington, the Heat were paced by Hassan Whiteside with 22 points and 16 rebounds. James Johnson recorded 20 points five rebounds and four assists off the bench. Dion Waiters added 13 points, four rebounds and three assists. Miami led by 25 points before hanging on as it was outscored 59-41 in the second half.
The Pacers are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
These two teams won games in exact opposite ways coming into this one, Indiana rallying from a big deficit and Miami hanging on for dear life after establishing a huge lead. We'll take the team that rallied as the Pacers have a lot of playmakers led by Oladipo and will want some revenge from the loss earlier this season.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: INDIANA PACERS +5