Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat NBA Pro Basketball Betting Preview

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The Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat will square off on Sunday in game one of their best of seven NBA playoff series. The Pacers and Heat will begin their Eastern conference semifinal round series from Miami at 3:30PM Eastern Time with ABC handling the live national television broadcast.

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The current odds at Oddsmaker has Miami favored by -8 ½ points with an over under of 187 points. Those betting the Miami Heat on the money line will lay -450 odds. Those believing in the Indiana Pacers to win the opening game of this NBA playoff round can take back +350 odds for the money line wager.

During the regular season the Miami Heat were able to win three of their four games against Indiana. At home they were 2-0 with a 118-83 blowout win on January 4th and squeaked out a 93-91 overtime victory as a -9 ½ point betting favorite on March 10th. The teams last met on March 26th in Indiana and the Pacers put a 105-90 home pounding of the Heat as a +3 ½ point underdog.

The Pacers opened up the playoffs with an opening round series against the Orlando Magic. After suffering a 4 point home loss in game one the Pacers rebounded by winning the next four games with three of the wins coming by 15 points or greater. Indiana was solid defensively in the Orlando series as they allowed the Magic no greater than 42.3% shooting in any of the five games.

The Heat began their playoffs with disposing of an injury riddled New York Knicks team in five games. After some outstanding early shooting in the opening round the Heat cooled down from the field in game three and four in New York where they shot no better than 42.6% from the floor. In their 106-94 home close out win against the Knicks the Heat made 43.6% from the field. Miami has been good at home this postseason as they are a perfect 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread with all three victories coming by 10 points or greater. The newly crowned 2011-12 NBA MVP Lebron James is averaging nearly 28 points and 48% shooting in the playoffs.

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