Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers: August 18, 2020 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on August 16, 2020

On Tuesday (August 18, 2020), the Miami Heat (44-29, 0-0) are currently moderate 3.5-point favorites against the Indiana Pacers (45-28, 0-0). The matchup has an over/under of 216. The battle between these two squads at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida is one of five games slated in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 PM ET.

Betting Information

Heat vs Pacers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Heat -3.5 -110 -110 216 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Heat vs Pacers
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Pacers (+3.5) Over (216) Pacers 111 Heat 108

Head to Head

Miami has won three of its four head-to-head meetings with Indiana this year. Both the Heat and the Pacers are 2-2 against the spread in those contests.

Heat vs Pacers in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/14/2020 Heat -2 220.5 -124 103 109-92 IND
8/10/2020 Heat -4.5 223 -178 147 114-92 MIA
1/8/2020 Pacers -0.5 211 -111 -109 122-108 MIA
12/27/2019 Heat -5 211.5 -220 179 113-112 MIA

Heat Betting Information

  • Miami is solid against the spread, going 35-34-3 this season.
  • The Heat have posted a winning record of 21-16-1 against the spread when the spread is -3.5 or higher.
  • In 42 of 73 (57.5%) contests this season, Miami and its opponents have hit the total.

Pacers Betting Information

  • Indiana has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 52.1% of matchups this season (38 out of 73 opportunities).
  • Indiana has a 38-32-3 record against the spread, covering in 52.1% of their games.
  • The Pacers have fared well as a 3.5-point underdog, going 8-7 against the spread when they are at least 3.5-point underdogs.

Over/Under Analysis

Heat vs Pacers Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Heat 44 60.3% 112 221.4 109.1 216.6 221.1
Pacers 37 50.7% 109.4 221.4 107.5 216.6 216.9

Heat Leaders

  • Jimmy Butler leads the Heat in scoring (19.9 points per game) and assisting (6.0 assists per game).
  • Miami is led in rebounds by Bam Adebayo’s 10.2 per game.
  • Miami’s steals leader is Butler, who grabs 1.8 per game. Adebayo leads the team averaging 1.3 blocks a game.
  • Duncan Robinson knocks down 3.7 threes per game to lead the Heat.

Pacers Leaders

  • TJ Warren outpaced his teammates on the Pacers scoring front by putting up 19.8 points per game. He adds 4.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game this season.
  • The Indiana leaders in rebounds and assists are Domantas Sabonis (12.4 rebounds per game) and Malcolm Brogdon (7.1 assists per game).
  • Nobody on Indiana grabs more steals than Warren (1.2 per game) or blocks more shots than Myles Turner (2.1 per game).
  • Doug McDermott makes more threes per game than any other member of the Pacers, averaging 1.9 treys per game.

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