NBA Pro Basketball TV Games Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Friday

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The NBA on ESPN TV will schedule two games over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The action begins at 7PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Indiana Pacers will host the Miami Heat. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Indiana Pacers the -5 point betting favorite with the over under line set at 197 ½ points. Those who play on the Indiana Pacers on the money line will lay -200 odds with the return on the road underdog Miami Heat at +170 odds.

Both teams enter with identical 12-8 record. The Indiana Pacers opted for a fast running style this season. With the signing of Monta Ellis the Pacers make some tweaks to their roster to generate more offense. As a result the team sits fifth in the NBA in scoring offense by averaging 104.2 points per game. They do a very good job making three’s hitting 40.2% from beyond the arc ranking second best in the NBA. On the defensive end the Pacers have dropped off some. They sit in the middle of the league in field goal defense by allowing 44.1% shooting to their opponents. Paul George leads the Pacers with 28 points and 8 rebounds per game. He is making 45% of his shots which leads Indiana as well.

The Heat has defended very well limiting opponents to 93.6 points per game along with 41.6% shooting. They guard the three point line well holding opponents to 32.2% from beyond the arc good for fifth best in the league. Veteran Dwyane Wade leads the Heat with 18.6 points per game.

The late night game goes off at 9:30PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the San Antonio Spurs will host the LA Lakers. The Spurs are favored by -14 ½ points with the total lined at 194 points.

The Lakers sit at 3-19 on the year and are 1-5 on this eight game road trip that ends on Saturday at the Houston Rockets. San Antonio is 18-5 looking to bounce back after a 97-94 road defeat at Toronto on Wednesday.

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