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Indiana PacersMiami Heat
Jan 4, 7:30 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat Odds

4-1TEAM RECORD5-1

The Heat will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Pacers at AmericanAirlines Arena in NBA wagering action.

Miami will face the 4-1 Pacers, who own a 3-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Heat are 3-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pacers are 2-3 favoring the OVER.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 9.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 195 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 27 (Heat) and the No. 22 (Pacers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 106-103 result in favor of the Heat is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pacers rank No. 4 in the league with 46.4 per game. That compares with Miami’s No. 18 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Miami is the NBA’s No. 26-ranked team at 4.3 per game, while the Pacers rate No. 14 with 6.8 per contest.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 91.7 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

The Pacers were a 108-94 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nets. They covered the 6–point spread as favorites, while the total score (202) made winners of OVER bettors. Indiana earned a 108-94 victory over New Jersey on Monday, getting 21 points from Paul George at Prudential Center.

The Heat were a 100-92 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (192) made winners of UNDER bettors. Miami got 28 points from LeBron James en route to a 100-92 loss against Atlanta on Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

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

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Pacers at Heat trends to consider:
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Indiana
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana
Miami is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next up:
Indiana at Boston, Friday, January 6
Miami at Atlanta, Thursday, January 5

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