Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers August 24, 2020 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on August 23, 2020

Miami (44-29, 3-0) is a 5-point favorite against Indiana (45-28, 0-3) when the Heat take the court against the Pacers on Monday (August 24, 2020). The game’s over/under is 214. Tip-off for this contest, one of four on the docket in the NBA for the day, is scheduled for 6:30 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

Betting Information

Heat vs Pacers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Heat -5 -110 -110 214 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Heat vs Pacers
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Pacers (+5) Over (214) Heat 112 Pacers 107

Head to Head

Miami holds a 6-1 record in head-to-head meetings with Indiana this year. The Heat have an advantage against the spread as well (5-2) when hitting the court against the Pacers.

Heat vs Pacers in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/22/2020 Heat -5 213 -214 174 124-115 MIA
8/20/2020 Heat -4 217 -183 151 109-100 MIA
8/18/2020 Heat -4 215 -178 147 113-101 MIA
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

  • More often than not, Miami and its foes have united to hit the over, cashing in on 43 of 76 chances this season.
  • Against the spread, Miami has been strong this season, posting a 38-34-3 record.
  • When favored by at least 5 points, the Heat have fared well against the spread, putting together a 17-11-1 record.

Pacers Betting Information

  • Indiana has covered the spread in greater than half of its games, going 38-35-3 ATS.
  • When they are 5-point underdogs, the Pacers have a record ATS of 7-7.
  • In most of Indiana’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (39 out of 76 games, 51.3%).

Over/Under Analysis

Heat vs Pacers Total Facts
Games Over 214 % of Games Over 214 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Heat 51 67.1% 112.2 221.5 108.9 216.7 221.1
Pacers 40 52.6% 109.3 221.5 107.8 216.7 217.1

Heat Leaders

  • The Heat points and assists leader is Jimmy Butler. He averages 19.9 points per game and dishes out 6.0 assists.
  • Miami’s rebounding leader is Bam Adebayo, who grabs 10.2 per game.
  • Miami’s blocks leader is Adebayo, who records 1.3 per game. Butler leads the team averaging 1.8 steals a contest.
  • Duncan Robinson is the top three-point shooter for the Heat, knocking down 3.7 per game.

Pacers Leaders

  • TJ Warren owns the Pacers top spot in scoring with 19.8 points per game and also tacks on 4.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest.
  • When it comes to Indiana leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Domantas Sabonis with 12.4 rebounds per game and Malcolm Brogdon with 7.1 assists per game.
  • Indiana’s Warren has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.2 per game and Myles Turner is first in blocks with 2.1 per game.
  • Doug McDermott leads the Pacers in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 1.9 made threes per game.

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