Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat Odds, Injury Report, and Predictions for Dec. 23

Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Indiana Pacers continue their road trip tonight against the Miami Heat. Miami is also sitting at .500 so it will be the battle of teams in the middle of the eastern conference. Miami is coming off of a loss to Chicago on Tuesday and will be back home fired up and ready to get back to a winning record.

The Heat have a so-so offense with a top-10 rated defense in the league. However, the net rating of the two teams is nearly identical. We expect that if Tyrese Haliburton plays, this game will go down to the wire with the Pacers playing some of their best basketball of the season so far.

Without further adieu, here are the details for tonight’s matchup.

8 PM EST. 100. Bally Sports Indiana. Friday, Dec 23. 16-16. 110. IND +6.5. 16-16

Indiana Pacers: 16th (ORtg), 19th (DRtg), 5th (Pace), 18th (NRtg)
Miami Heat: 26th (ORtg), 7th (DRtg), 27th (Pace), 20th (NRtg)

Pacers vs Nets Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick

The latest odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have Indiana as sizable +7.0 underdogs at Miami. The Pacers stand as +220 money line underdogs while the Nets are currently -270 money line favorites.

The over/under for this contest has been set at 223.5.

Projected Pacers Starting Lineup Tonight

SF: Buddy Hield

PF: Jalen Smith

C: Myles Turner

SG: Bennedict Mathurin

PG: Tyrese Haliburton

Pacers Injury Report

Kendall Brown (out) indefinitely with a stress reaction in leg. Daniel Theis (out) indefinitely after having surgery on his knee.

Tyrese Haliburton (questionable) with a wrist injury and Aaron Nesmith (questionable) with an ankle injury.

Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat Prediction

Miami has typically had Indiana’s number the last few seasons, and earlier this season was no exception. However, the Pacers are coming off of their biggest win of the season in Boston. Expect the Pacers to come out swinging and the heat unable to keep up with the pace and offensive firepower of the Pacers. We predict an upset.

Pacers 114, Heat 112

What channel is the Indiana Pacers game on?

Saturday’s contest will be available on Bally Sports Indiana and will tip off at 8 PM EST.

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Pacers Next Game and Schedule

The Pacers play the day after Christmas in New Orleans and then return home for a game against Atlanta.

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