Free NBA Picks Today: Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat 12/12/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat 12/12/22
Mon 12th December 2022

The Indiana Pacers (14-13, 8-5 Home), one of the NBA’s top scoring teams, host the Miami Heat (12-15, 3-9 Away) on Monday. Miami was beaten by the San Antonio Spurs 115-111 at FTX Arena on Saturday. Jimmy Butler led the way in the loss with 30 points. The Heat are 10th in the Eastern Conference.

Indiana lost a close one on Saturday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, falling to the Brooklyn Nets 136-133. Tyrese Haliburton had 35 points and nine assists in defeat, leading the team. The Pacers are the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference.This is the final meeting of the season between the teams.

Indiana will be pursuing a season sweep against Miami after winning the only prior matchup 101-99 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on November 4. Buddy Hield led the Pacers with 25 points, while Haliburton was a key contributor with 22 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists. Tyler Herro had 29 points in defeat.

The Heat have been led this season by Bam Adebayo and Herro, who are averaging 20.8 and 20.1 points per game, respectively. Both are among the NBA’s top scorers, as Adebayo is No. 1 and Herro is first. Adebayo also has grabbed 9.2 rebounds per game, most in the league.

Meanwhile, Kyle Lowry is dishing 6.1 assists per game. Haliburton (20.2 ppg), Bennedict Mathurin (17.9), and Hield (17.6) have powered the Pacers on offense. Haliburton leads the league. Haliburton also has tallied 11.0 assists per game, most in the NBA. Meanwhile, Myles Turner has posted 7.7 rebounds per game.

The Pacers rank as one of the highest-scoring offenses in the NBA, fourth-best with 115.9 points per game. The Heat are 4-6 in their last 10 visits to Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

In the last 10 games, Miami is 5-5 with an average margin of -2.1 (108.6-110.7). Indiana has a 4-6 record over the last 10, allowing 121.0 points per game on average while scoring only 115.8 (-5.2 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Max Strus: 10.4 | 19.0 | -8.6
Points per game:
Max Strus: 6.4 | 13.8 | -7.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Andrew Nembhard: 24.0 | 15.6 | +8.4
Isaiah Jackson: 8.5 | 12.2 | -3.7
Points per game:
Tyrese Haliburton: 28.0 | 20.2 | +7.8
Assists per game:
Andrew Nembhard: 6.6 | 4.1 | +2.5

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Indiana Pacers (+125)

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