Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat - 8/24/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Indiana Pacers (45-31) at Miami Heat (47-29)
NBA Basketball: Monday, August 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Miami Heat -7 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers meet Monday in game four of NBA playoff action at the HP Field House.
The Indiana Pacers need a victory here to save their season and force a game five on Wednesday. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 105.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 24.3 points and 11 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 19.7 points and 6.7 rebounds. Victor Oladipo is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 42.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat look to complete the sweep and get extra rest before the next playoff series. The Miami Heat are averaging 115.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 24.3 points and six rebounds while Goran Dragic is averaging 22.7 points and 5.7 assists. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Bam Adebayo is dishing five assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 42.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game.
The Pacers are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 playoff games as an underdog and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss. The Heat are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 playoff games as a favorite, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Monday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite. The under is 5-1 in Pacers last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Heat last 5 Monday games. The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Miami and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Indiana Pacers had their chance to steal a game in this series in game three, and they still came up short and failed to cover the number. The Pacers are 3-0 SU and ATS in this series. The Miami Heat look way too comfortable offensively and outside of Brogdon, there's no other Pacers player who has been able to get in a consistent rhythm. We often see teams down 0-3 checkout in the game four, and while the Pacers are a tough-minded team that's well coached, they're just way too undermanned to continue to fight. I'll lay the chalk with the Heat, as they sweep and move onto the next round.