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Pointspread favors Heat in battle with Pacers

Indiana PacersMiami Heat
May 13, 3:30 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat Odds

42-24TEAM RECORD46-20

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

Miami battles the Pacers, currently with a 42-24 mark (32-34 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 25-39-2 for the Heat and 34-30-2 for the Pacers.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Heat as 8.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 188.5, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Heat) and the No. 4 (Pacers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-99 result in favor of the Heat is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Miami's No. 21-rated squad against Indiana's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 20 in the league with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 19 with 5.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.5 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing New York are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Pacers at Heat trends to consider:
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games
Miami is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Miami is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Indiana
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami's last 11 games

Next up:
Indiana at Miami, Tuesday, May 15
Miami home to Indiana, Tuesday, May 15

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