It is not a good NBA betting spot for the Pacers as this is the first game of a two-game road trip and the second half of a back-to-back as they played last night at home vs. Atlanta.
Basketball betting has seen the Pacers win six of the last ten games against Miami though so the Pacers could stay in this game. Indiana is 6-4 against the NBA betting odds in those games. The teams played earlier this season at Indiana and the Heat blew away the Pacers by a score of 96-83. Last season the teams played three times and the Pacers won two of the three although they did lose 109-100 at Miami. The Heat have won three of the last four home games against Indiana but they are just 2-2 against the NBA betting odds. Four of the last six meetings between the two teams have gone under the basketball betting total.
Indiana is in last place in the Central Division and that is really bad news considering the Bulls actually have a better record. Indiana has a losing record against the basketball betting odds at home and on the road. They are 6-8 away from home this basketball betting season. The Pacers simply don’t do anything that great. They are below average on offense and on defense as basketball betting stats show. Without Danny Granger, who is hurt, the Pacers are simply not an attractive team in NBA betting.
Miami is no bargain either in basketball betting. Even at home the Heat have struggled covering the basketball betting line. Miami started the season strongly but they have not played that well lately. Dwayne Wade is having another great season but he has had his problems with his teammates this season. The Heat are capable of beating anyone in basketball betting but the problem is they are also capable of losing to anyone. Miami is so inconsistent and that is a major concern when you take the Heat versus the basketball betting line. Michael Beasley looks to be more of an impact player but too often this season he and Wade are not having great nights at the same time. If Miami is motivated they should have no trouble against Indiana in basketball betting| but figuring out when this team comes to play is tough to do.