The Miami Heat will look for their 18th consecutive win tonight as they play host to the leading Indiana Pacers at the AmericanAirlines Arena in South Florida. Tip off in this evening’s game, which will be broadcast live on NBA TV, is set for 6:00pm ET. The latest NBA Odds have the Heat listed as a -7 against the spread home favorite and the Over/Under set at 189 points. The Pacers are drawing +255 moneyline odds (risk $100 to win $255) to earn their fourth straight win over the Heat.
The Heat could not get any hotter as they enter tonight’s game on a 17-0 run that has featured a host of impressive performances, including home wins over the Clippers, Lakers, and Grizzlies as well as road wins at Oklahoma City, Atlanta, Chicago, and New York.
Miami has experienced some close calls as well, but, surprisingly, most of those games came against lesser foes like Charlotte, Cleveland, Sacramento, and Orlando. The Heat most recently took out the lowly Sixers as they topped Philly 102-93 at the AmericanAirlines Arena on Friday night. LeBron James led Miami with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists in the win.
Now the Heat are tasked with continuing their streak against a Pacers team that handed them their last loss. Indiana scored its second win of the season over Miami with a 102-89 win at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on February 1st.
The Pacers, who had previously dumped the Heat 87-77 in Indiana on January 8th, shot 55.7 percent from the field and they won the battle of the boards 34 to 25. David West led Indiana with 30 points on 12-of-15 shooting; he also added seven rebounds and five assists.
Despite Indiana recent success against Miami, it has not fared well of late in South Florida. The Heat are 3-0 against the Pacers in the last three meetings between these two clubs at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
NBA Odds Betting Trend: The Heat are 1-5 against the spread (2-4 straight up) in their last six games as a home favorite with a spread between 4 and 7.5 points and total between 185 and 190 points.
Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat NBA Odds: Provided by Superbook.ag
Indiana Pacers +7 (-110), Over 189 (-110), +255 (Moneyline)
Miami Heat -7 (-110), Under 189 (-110), -310 (Moneyline)