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Pacers Cooling Off at the Betting Window

Indiana Pacers Paul George

The Indiana Pacers ended November as the hottest team in the NBA but it’s been a different story in December. The Pacers, who play host to Miami on Friday, have dropped three in a row to the Warriors, Jazz and Trail Blazers ahead of the tilt.

Shark Bites
  • The Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • The Heat are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 road games.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the Pacers last 5 overall.

Miami is playing its second game of a five-game road trip and is coming off a less than impressive 99-81 loss to Charlotte on Wednesday in which they performed haphazardly at both ends of the floor. The Heat (12-8) haven’t been much of a spread bet this season at 9-11 ATS but are one of the best UNDER bets in the league at 4-16 OVER/UNDER.

Indiana has been dominant at the betting window when facing the Heat, going 5-0 ATS in its last five versus Miami.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Indiana Pacers as -3-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 195.5 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 106-103 win for the Pacers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Indiana Pacers currently sport a record of 12-8, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-8 ATS. The Miami Heat are 12-8 and 9-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pacers post a 11-9 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Heat have gone 4-16 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indiana vs Miami injuries news.

The Pacers - Heat betting odds would favor the Pacers if the lines were set according to power rankings. Indiana is rated No. 7 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Miami Heat sit at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 17-rated NBA squad against Miami's No. 21-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 5 in the league with 9.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 27 with 6 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tyler Johnson scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Heat to victory (they lost 99-81 to Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena on Wednesday).

Indiana got 33 points from Paul George en route to a 131-123 loss at the hands of Indiana on Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Miami's last 19 games
  • Miami is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Miami is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • Indiana is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Indiana is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Indiana is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Miami home to Memphis, Sunday, December 13th
Indiana at Detroit, Saturday, December 12th