Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers Point Spread Pick
- Updated: March 26, 2014
Time: 8 PM EST Wednesday March 26, 2014, ESPN
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
The Indiana Pacers host the Miami Heat in an Eastern Conference match up.
In their last games: The Heat beat the Portland Trailblazers 93-91 and the Pacers lost to the Chicago Bulls 89-77.
LeBron James went for 32 points in the win over the Blazers and the Heat played solid defense holding Portland to a FG% of 37.8%.
In their loss to the Bulls the Pacers committed 15 turnovers and they only shot 37% from the floor.
These 2 teams have split the 2 games this season with the most recent being a 97-94 Heat win in Miami.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
Both teams are 5-5 in their last 10 games and the Heat are coming off a win and the Pacers have lost 2 straight.
In the last 5 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 4 times.
The Pacers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games against the Heat.
Point Spread: Indiana -1.5
Total Line: 188
Money Line: Heat +105/ Pacers -125
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Miami Heat: 48-21 SU 30-37-2 ATS
Indiana Pacers: 51-20 SU 35-35-1 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• MIA is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
• MIA is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games.
• MIA has an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
• IND is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
• IND is 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• IND has an Under record of 5-0 in their last 5 games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Miami Heat: 94.71
Indiana Pacers: 94.30
Key Player Injuries
[G] 03/25/2014 – Dwyane Wade “?” Wednesday vs. Indiana ( Achilles )
[C] 03/20/2014 – Andrew Bynum out indefinitely ( Knee )
[G] 03/25/2014 – C.J. Watson “?” Wednesday vs. Miami ( Hamstring )
Point Spread Pick:
Most of the sportsbooks haven’t posted a line of this game with the status of Dwyane Wade for the game uncertain. We think he’ll play and will base our analysis on him doing so. Neither team has played well in recent weeks with matching 5-5 straight up records and even poorer against the spread numbers with the Heat 3-7 and the Pacers 2-8 in their last 10. Miami’s schedule has been arguably more difficult and in the losses while not to the top teams of the league they were competitive. The Pacers appear to be mailing it in with two straight double digit losses and may not be able to turn it back on for the Heat. Take the Miami Heat +1.5