The Indiana Pacers will travel to South Beach on Friday to take on the Miami Heat. After coming off of a tough home loss, can the Pacers bounce back and roll on the struggling Heat? Or will Miami’s home crowd be too much to handle for the Pacers, who have been relatively decent on the road?
The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Indiana (in Pacers markets) and Fox Sports Sun (in Heat markets). If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone, tablet or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
How to Watch Pacers vs Heat Online if You’re in Market
Fox Sports Indiana (local markets) and Fox Sports Sun (local markets) are included in the main Fubo bundle, which has 85 total channels and is tailored towards sports. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch games up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including Fox Sports Indiana (local markets) and Fox Sports Sun (local markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Fox Sports Sun (local markets) is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package, but Fox Sports Indiana is not available on Sling. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch the game live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
How to Watch Pacers vs Heat Online if You’re Out of Market
If you live outside of the Pacers or Heat area, all out-of-market, non-nationally televised games can be watched through NBA League Pass. You can sign up and watch through a number of different platforms:
You can sign up for either NBA League Pass, which lets you watch all out-of-market games, or NBA Team Pass, which lets you watch all of one team’s games if they’re out of market. Once signed up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the NBA.com website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NBA app.
If you have FuboTV or sign up for a new subscription, you can add NBA League Pass to your channel bundle. After signing up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the Fubo website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Fubo app.
If you have Sling TV or sign up for a new subsription, you can add NBA League Pass or NBA Team Pass to your channel bundle. Once signed up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the Sling website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling app.
The Indiana Pacers will take a trip down South, as they are set to take on the struggling Miami Heat. Although Miami is coming off of a hot win, all thanks to the contributions from their big man, Hassan Whiteside. The Pacers are coming off of a tough loss at home, which they would probably love to have back.
The Heat have played reasonably well at home so far this season, but the Pacers have been an even better away team. With a 4-2 record as visitors, they are itching to snap that two-game losing streak that they are currently dealing with. While Pacers star shooting guard Victor Oladipo has been playing phenomenal, his lone contributions haven’t been enough for their team to win.
Heading into Friday nights matchup, the Heat are barely favored, as they have the home-court advantage. But that shouldn’t factor into the game that much. Although they are expecting a large turnout all thanks to their ‘Miami Vice’ night, this game is set up for a Pacers upset.
After all, the Pacers are the better team all around. If the Heat can get another ridiculous game from Hassan Whiteside, then there would be a reason to suspect that the Pacers can’t win this matchup. But don’t count on Whiteside being another dominant piece for the Heat on Friday. He’s shown flashes of still being a great player, but his inconsistency is what kills Miami.
Not to mention, the Heat are still dealing with quite a few injuries. The injury report has been the Heat’s biggest downfall all year, and that hasn’t changed a bit. Miami is looking to be without Goran Dragic once again, along with Derrick Jones Jr. and Dwayne Wade, who could still be out for personal reasons. While all of their statistical team leaders are still intact, they will lack depth on Friday night.
As for the Pacers, who are pretty much fully healthy, they will be without power forward, Alize Johnson. Some may say the Heat will have the upper hand in this matchup but don’t sleep on the hungry Indiana Pacers who need to bounce back to stay relevant within the conference.