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Heat take on Pacers in hoops contest

Miami HeatIndiana Pacers
March 26, 7:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Odds

35-12TEAM RECORD28-19

The Pacers will hit the floor running against the visiting Miami Heat on Monday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Pacers currently sports a record of 28-19, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 22-25 ATS. The Heat are 35-12 and 23-24 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pacers post a 22-24-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Heat have gone 19-26-2 against the number.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Pacers in this one will find them as 3-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 193.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 3-rated Heat taking on the No. 6-rated Pacers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 104-99 win for the Heat on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 96.2 PPG, against a Heat defense that ranks No. 8 at 93.4 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 48.1% per game.

Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.8 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

Miami lost its last outing, a 103-87 result against the Thunder on March 25. The Heat failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 190 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Miami got 22 points from Dwyane Wade but lost anyway 103-87 against the Thunder on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 125-104 winner as they battled the Bucks on the road. The Pacers covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 229 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Indiana cruised to victory on Saturday, running Milwaukee out of the gym and running up a 125-104 score at Bradley Center.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Heat at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Indiana is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indiana's last 11 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games
Indiana is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Miami home to Dallas, Thursday, March 29
Indiana at New Jersey, Wednesday, March 28

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