Indiana Pacers versus Miami Heat NBA Pro Basketball Playoff Betting Preview

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The Eastern Conference Finals are set to begin on Wednesday May 22nd as the Indiana Pacers are hitting the road to battle LeBron James and the Miami Heat with a berth to the NBA Finals on tap for the series winners. Game 1 of this best of seven playoff is set to start from Miami at 8:30PM Eastern Time and TNT will provide the television broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home side Miami Heat favored by -8 points with an over under line of 183 points. A money line wager on the Miami Heat will return -420 odds. Bettors who believe that the Indiana Pacers can go into Miami and steal game number one can get back +330 odds for and underdog outright victory.

The Pacers and Knicks met three times this regular season with the home team winning and covering the point spread in all three games. Indiana drew two road contests at Miami. Indian heads into Miami after knocking out the New York Knicks in the second round of the NBA Playoffs in six games. The Pacers put on an outstanding defensive effort for the entire series as they allowed the Knicks to score under 100 points in five of the six games. Indiana has had their offensive struggles in the Eastern conference semifinal round as they eclipse 100 points in two of the five games. The Pacers length on the glass gave both New York and Atlanta fits as the two teams competing with Indiana had a difficult time winning the rebound battle on the glass. The Miami Heat made short work through the opening two rounds of the postseason by defeating the Milwaukee Bucks in four games and the Chicago Bulls in five games. Miami has had lots of rest between games in this series. After they knocked out Milwaukee was Heat was scheduled to play Chicago Bulls in the second round. Miami greatly benefits from many injuries to the Bulls including Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Kirk Henrich all missed significant minutes

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