Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers August 22, 2020 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on August 20, 2020

Miami (44-29, 1-1) is a small 4-point favorite against Indiana (45-28, 0-0) when the Heat take on the Pacers on Saturday (August 22, 2020). The matchup’s over/under is 215. Tip-off for this game, one of four slated in the NBA for the day, is scheduled for 3:30 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 -4 -110 -110 215 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Heat vs Pacers
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Heat (-4) Over (215) Heat 112 Pacers 107

Head to Head

Miami has a 4-1 record in head-to-head meetings with Indiana this season. The Heat have an advantage against the spread as well (3-2) when taking the court against the Pacers.

Heat vs Pacers in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
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

  • Against the spread, Miami has been strong this season, posting a 36-34-3 record.
  • When favored by at least 4 points, the Heat have fared well against the spread, compiling a 21-15-1 record.
  • More often than not, Miami and its foes have united to hit the over, cashing in on 42 of 74 chances this season.

Pacers Betting Information

  • Indiana has covered the spread in more than half of its outings, going 38-33-3 ATS.
  • When they play as 4-point underdogs, the Pacers have a record ATS of 8-8.
  • In the majority of Indiana’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (38 out of 74 games, 51.4%).

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 47 63.5% 112.1 221.4 109 216.6 221
Pacers 38 51.4% 109.3 221.4 107.6 216.6 216.9

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.
  • Duncan Robinson is the top three-point shooter for the Heat, connecting on 3.7 per game.
  • Miami’s blocks leader is Adebayo, who averages 1.3 per game. Butler leads the team averaging 1.8 steals a contest.

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.
  • Doug McDermott leads the Pacers in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 1.9 made threes 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.

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