The 29-13 Miami Heat will be the road team when they battle the 17-3 Indiana Pacers in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip time from Indiana is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The odds from this NBA game has the road team Miami Heat favored by -2 ½ points with an over under line of 184 ½ points. There has been no movement in this spread or total since the odds opened up a few hours ago.
The teams met back on January 8th with Indiana posting the 87-77 home win against the Heat as a +2 point underdog. The total came in at under 187 points.
Miami is 11-10 on the road this season. The team is 1-1 on their four game road trip. After a loss to Boston on Sunday the Heat rebound with the 105-85 road win on Thursday to the Brooklyn Nets as a -2 ½ point betting favorite for their fifth win in six games. The total came under 191 points. Miami breaks open a tie at halftime by outscoring Brooklyn 36-14 in the third quarter. The Heat shot nearly 52% from the floor and 11 of 19 from three. They force 19 Nets turnovers. LeBron James had 24 points and 9 rebounds on 10 of 18 shooting. The Heat is a top two team in the league in two key offensive categories which are field goal and three point shooting.
The Pacers are 17-3 on their home court. The Pacers break a three game losing streak all on the road following a 98-79 home win to the Detroit Pistons as a -8 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed under 180 ½ points. Indiana held the Pistons to 36 first half shooting and only 36.4% shooting for the game. Indiana was good at the free throw line making 19 of 21 free throws and 7 of 14 from three. Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 11 rebounds on 7 of 14 shooting. Indiana is a top two defense in three key components which are points allowed, field goal and three point defense.