Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Betting Odds and Prediction
The Miami Heat will take on the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday at FTX Arena. The Miami Heat lost to the Detroit Pistons in their last game, 90-100, while Indiana Pacers defeated the Detriot Pistons by 122-113 points difference.
The last time when the Pacers and the Heat met each other, Miami Heat got the better of the Pacers, even without Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. The Heat will be looking to continue their dominant performance at home, whereas the Pacers will be looking to change their bad on-road performance so far this season.
Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Betting Odds and Prediction: Game Preview
The Miami Heat are coming off a loss against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday on the road. The Miami Heat will be starting a four-game homestand from Tuesday against the Pacers. The Heat have won four out of their last six games even without their two best players on the court. They had a bad loss against the Pistons but they were missing a bunch of players on the road. The Heat will be looking to turn things around at home during this four-game home stretch.
The Miami Heat are currently 5th in the east with an 18-13 record. They have a very deep lineup, and they have won 4 out of 6 games without Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. Even though this team has been playing well without Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo they have missed them, especially on the offensive end.
They are ranked 22nd in offensive rating in the league without Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, they were 8th in offensive rating in the league with Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. This is how much the Heat were affected on the offensive side without their star players.
The Miami Heat are a very good home team. They are the 4th best home team in the league. They are 8-4 at home. So, the Heat would be looking to use their home court advantage to their advantage and will try to continue their impressive run without their star players.
The Pacers have had four days off. They are coming off a good win against the Pistons at home. The Pacers are in the news a lot because of all the trade rumors surrounding the Pacers team. The Pacers are currently 13th in the east with a 13-18 record.
However, the Pacers are one of the worst teams on the road. So, the Pacers will try to use the injury-struck Miami Heat to get a win on the road.
The Pacers have found it very difficult to convert very close games into wins. They did a very bad job in the clutch moment this season. The Pacers are the worst team in the league this year in clutch performance. They have been involved in 17 clutch games and have won only 4 of those games. In the clutch moment, they have an offensive rating of just 94.5 and a defensive rating of 115.5.
Indiana Pacers will have to correct their clutch performance in order to win against the Miami Heat especially on the road.
Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Betting Odds and Prediction: Key Players
Malcolm Brogdon: He is the leading scorer for the Pacers with 19.7 PPG so far this season. He also leads the team in assists per game with 6.2 APG.
Domantas Sabonis: Sabonis is having a good season so far. He is leading the Pacers with 11.9 RPG, he is averaging 18.5 PPG, and 4.1 APG.
Kyle Lowry: Kyle Lowry’s presence on the court and his leadership is all this team needs especially the young players in the absence of Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. He is averaging 13.8 PPG, 4.3 RPG, and 8.0 APG this season.
Duncan Robinson: He has not had a great season so far, but Duncan Robinson can catch fire anytime and that’s what makes him dangerous. He is averaging 11.1 PPG, 3.5 RPG, and 0.8 SPG.
Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Betting Odds and Prediction: Injury Report
|Jimmy Butler||Out||Tailbone Contusion|
|Bam Adebayo||Out||Thumb Injury|
|P J Tucker||Out||Knee|
|Caleb Martin||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|T J Warren||Out||Foot|
|T J McConnell||Out||Torn ligament right wrist|
Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Prediction: Predicted Winner
|Indiana Pacers||Miami Heat||Predicted Winner|
|FiveThirtyEight||Win Probability: 43%||Win Probability: 57%||Miami Heat|
|Smarkets||Odds: 1.86||Odds: 1.85||Miami Heat|
The Miami Heat will be without a lot of their player due to injuries, The Heat in the last 10 games have shown how deep a team they are, and they have also shown that they can win without their best players. The Heat have the home-court advantage. So, all these should give the Heat an edge to win this matchup against the Indiana Pacers.
Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Betting Odds and Prediction: Match Details
Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers
Date and Time: Tuesday, December 21, 7:30 PM ET
Venue: FTX Arena