Indiana Pacers VS Miami Heat

NBA Basketball 04:00 PM ET

Tuesday

08/18/2020

ESPN

Spread: Miami Heat -3.5

Over/Under: 222.5

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Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Miami Heat will face-off with the Indiana Pacers at the AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida on August 18, 2020, 4:00 PM, ET. The 5th seed Heat recently lost its 2nd match in a row from Indiana to a score of 92-109 at the AdventHealth Arena, Friday. They will again face each other in the best of seven series in the quarterfinal final playoff round. In their recent loss to the Pacers, Center Bam Adebayo, SF Jimmy Butler, PG Goran Dragic, PF Jae Crowder, and SF Andre Iguodala did not play in their season finale with the Pacers. Miami is 5th seed at 44-29 in the Eastern Conference.

The Heat will be sizzling hot when they clash against the Pacers with 112.0 ppg at 43.9% from the field while capping opponents at 109.1 ppg. Miami scorched with 44.4 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 4.5 blocks, and 7.5 steals per outing. Butler is the team’s best scorer with 19.9 ppg, 45.5% FG shooting, and 83.4% from the free throw spot. Miami is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 matches with the Pacers and 3-14 SU in their last 17 outings on the road with Indiana.

Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Predictions 8/18/2020

Meanwhile, Indiana is on a 2-game winning run after trouncing the Miami Heat in their recent encounter at the AdventHealth Arena, Thursday. The Pacers’ all-star SF TJ Warren, PF Domantas Sabonis, PG Victor Oladipo, and Center Myles Turner did not play in this match. SF Doug McDermott delivered 23 points followed by PG Malcolm Brogdon 16 points, 6 boards and 6 assists. The team is seeded 4th in the Eastern Conference with a 45-28 win/los slate.

The Pacers will be facing the Heat in a best of 7 series with 109.4 ppg at 49.3% from the field while capping rival teams at 107.5 ppg. Indiana runs with 42.8 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 5.2 blocks, and 7.4 steals per matchup. SF TJ Warren leads the Pacers scoring line with 19.8 ppg, 53.6% FG shooting, and 81.9% from the charity area. Indiana is 14-3 SU in their last 17 home games over Miami and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 matches on the season.

Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers. The NBA Pick for this game is the Miami Heat -3.5. The Heat is the better team in this matchup as they held the Pacers to 39% FG shooting in the NBA Restart. In addition, Miami is 3-1 in their season series. The Heat had SF and Slam Dunk Champion Derrick Jones carted away after colliding with Indiana’s big man Center Goga Betazde. Though the Heat did not dominate the Pacers in their recent outings, they will win this matchup to a predicted score of 113-110.

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NBA Starting Time: 4:00 PM ET

Location: AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida

Date: August 18, 2020

TV:  ESPN

NBA ODDS: Miami Heat -3.5

NBA Totals: 222.5

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