Heat vs. Pacers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 8 (Expect a Low-Scoring Showdown in South Florida)
Heat vs. Pacers Game Info
- Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
- Time: 7:30 PM ET
- Venue: FTX Arena -- Miami, Florida
- Coverage: BSSUN and BSIN
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Wednesday with nine more games, including a battle between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat. The Pacers rank 10th in the Eastern Conference with a 25-30 record, while the Heat check in sixth with a 29-25 record. This lines up as a great showdown.
Indiana enters as a loser in five of its last six games following a 122-103 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Meanwhile, Miami has now dropped three of its last four games thanks to a 123-115 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. Which team will stop the bleeding with a win tonight?
Heat vs. Pacers Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: MIA: (-270) | IND: (+220)
- Spread: MIA: -7 (-110) | IND: +7 (-110)
- Total: 223 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Heat enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 223 points, which is below average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.
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Heat vs. Pacers Betting Trends
- The Heat compiled a 45-35-2 ATS record last year.
- Against the spread, as underdogs of 6.5 points or more, the Pacers went 13-7-1 last year.
- A total of 46 Heat games last season hit the over.
- The Pacers had 47 of their 82 games hit the over last year.
Heat vs. Pacers Prediction & Pick
Nothing is going right for Indiana. The Pacers have lost 12 of their last 14 games and are in danger of missing out on the playoffs entirely if things do not get better. Heading on the road to face the Heat is not exactly the best way to get out of a funk, either, as Miami has posted a great 17-9 record at home.
The Heat have an advantage in a few key areas. Miami only turns the ball over 13.3 times per game (No. 5 in NBA) and shoots 82.2% from the free throw line (No. 3 in NBA). Indiana logs 15.4 turnovers per game (No. 26 in NBA) and has shot only 71.4% from the free throw line in its last three games.
Indiana has lost six of its last seven games against an Eastern Conference foe, so fade the Pacers.
Final Score Prediction: Heat: 111 | Pacers: 105
Heat vs. Pacers Best Bet
The NBA trade deadline is set for tomorrow and the Heat have been linked to several rumors. Players like Kyle Lowry and Duncan Robinson are listed as out against the Pacers as a result. It's one a few reasons to back the under in a matchup that has already cashed the under three times this season.
The final scores between the Heat and the Pacers this season have been 101-99, 87-82 and 111-108. Overall, the total has hit the under in four of Indiana's last five games as well as six of Miami's last eight games. It's also hit the under in each of Miami's last five games at FTX Arena in South Florida.
Bet: Under 223 Points (-110)
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