Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game at Miami-Dade Arena. The Heat and Pacers conclude their regular season series tonight in South Beach with Indiana currently leading with 2 wins compared to just 1 by Miami. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Neither of those 3 meetings were fun to watch, if you prefer a high scoring game. But, that’s just how the Miami Heat have played all season long. They’re coming off back-to-back road losses at New York and Milwaukee, which concluded a 1-3 SU road trip. Now they return back home where they’ve won 17 of 26 games and are 7-point favorites against the Pacers.
The Heat are one of the most mentioned teams as we approach Thursday’s trade deadline, so I’m not sure the players have their mind set on just basketball at the moment and that could be problematic here. Playing Indiana at home has been problematic for a while, they’ve only covered the spread 4 times in the last 12 meetings in this building.
The Pacers are slowly recovering following a disastrous start to 2023. They managed to end a long losing streak with a home win over Sacramento, but then they followed it up with a convincing loss to Cleveland. That might be because they played 2 games in 48 hours, however they’ll be rested heading into tonight’s game against the Heat.
All 3 meetings this season were very close, the 2 Indiana wins were by 2 and 3 points, so we could be in for a similar outcome tonight. Tyrese Haliburton has responded well after coming back, his elbow feels great and he’s looked like he didn’t miss a beat during the long layoff. There is still a ton of work left to do though, the Pacers are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games. They’ve got just 2 wins in their last 14 games overall.
A total of 8 Miami players are on the injury report, I’m just not sure they’ll have enough depth to blow out the Pacers here. Indiana will only get better moving forward, I can definitely see them keeping this game close. Take the road team and the extra points.
Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Predictions & Odds
Miami’s defense has been their staple all season, but even that has failed them against the Milwaukee Bucks in their last game. The total has been set to 222.5 points here, a number that hasn’t been reached in either of the 3 meetings so far this season. Indiana has also trended towards the under lately, they are still settling into having their point guard back and it could take them some time until they are back to their normal run and gun style of play.
The total has gone under in 4 of their last 5 games, they are just 11-15 on the O/U on the road this season. Miami has also seen more games go under the total than over in home games this season, they are at 12-14 on the O/U. With 6 of the last 8 meetings cashing on that bet as well, I think backing the under is the best bet for tonight’s game.