Pacers Game Tonight: Pacers at Heat Odds, Injury Report, and Predictions for Dec. 21

Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Credit: Robert Meyer-USA TODAY Sports
Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Credit: Robert Meyer-USA TODAY Sports /

In theme with their up-and-down, win-one, lose-one season so far, the Indiana Pacers redeemed themselves at home against the stinking Detroit Pistons to improve to 13-18 after a brutal loss to the shorthanded Milwaukee Bucks on the road.

With a lengthy four-game break behind them, the Pacers head to South Beach for a clincher in their season series against the Miami Heat, who have recently defeated them at home despite missing multiple key players. They will enter Tuesday’s outing hobbled by injuries once more, but tabbing them as certain underdogs could be a dangerous proposition waiting to implode.

On the season, the Pacers are 3-11 on the road and 8-13 against the East while the Heat are 8-4 at the FTX arena and 12-7 against conference foes. Indiana ranks 11th in offensive rating and 14th in defensive rating while Miami sits at eighth and ninth, respectively, on the same departments.

110. Deadlock. 100. Bally Sports Indiana. 18-13. 13-18. Tuesday, Dec 21. 7:30 PM ET

Pacers at Heat Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick

The latest odds from WynnBET (sign up with this link) have both teams in a deadlock. Check back later to see how the oddsmakers lay out the odds as the game inches closer.

The over/under for this contest has been set at 209.0. The oddsmakers are expecting a slugfest.

Projected Pacers Starting Lineup Tonight

SF: Caris LeVert

PF: Domantas Sabonis

C:   Myles Turner

SG: Chris Duarte

PG: Malcolm Brogdon

Pacers Injury Report

Only TJ McConnell (wrist) and TJ Warren (left foot) are sidelined for this game. Head coach Rick Carlisle, who missed the last four games, will be back on the sidelines against Miami.

Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat Prediction

The Pacers have always gone toe-to-toe with the Heat, with all contests being the same gritty slugfest between both clubs. However, Miami could be missing too much of their ammo against Indiana, and while their shorthanded squad has already beaten the Blue and Gold on the road, a repeat performance may not be as feasible this time.

Rust will be another nemesis of the Pacers in this contest, but the additional energy and cleaner bill of health after their lengthy break should give them more than enough juice to overcome the physical Heat. In a tightly contested game, expect Indiana’s firepower to secure the bag this time against hobbled Miami.

Pacers 103, Heat 99

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What channel is the Indiana Pacers game on?

Tuesday’s contest will air on Bally Sports Indiana (Indianapolis) and Bally Sports Sun (Miami) and will tip off at 7:30 PM ET. The game will also air on National TV through TNT.

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Pacers Next Game and Schedule

Indiana will head home for a game against Houston for their last game before Christmas. A roadie for the second time at Chicago and a home game against Charlotte follow before meeting with the Bulls once more to cap off the calendar year

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Dec. 23 vs Houston

Dec. 26 @ Chicago

Dec. 29 vs Charlotte

Dec. 31 vs Chicago