Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat Game 4 ATS Pick
- Updated: May 25, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM EST Monday May 26, 2014, ESPN
Location: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
The Miami Heat host the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 in an Eastern Conference finals series.
This Heat lead this best of 7 series 2-1. .
In their last games: In Game 3 the Heat beat the Pacers 99-87.
In Game 3 the Pacers had a 6-point halftime beat, but were outscored by 18 points in the 2nd half. For the game the Heat shot 54.4% from the floor.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 9 games between these 2 teams in Miami the total has gone Over 7 times.
The Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games against the Pacers.
The home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 games between these 2 teams.
In Game 3 the Pacers had 17 turnovers.
In Game 3 LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 49 points.
Point Spread: Miami -7
Total Line: 183
Money Line: Pacers +245 / Heat -290
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Indiana Pacers: 65-33 SU 46-51-1 ATS
Miami Heat: 64-30 SU 45-47-2 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• IND is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
• IND is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss.
• IND has an Under record of 5-2-1 in their last 7 road games.
• MIA is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
• MIA is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
• MIA has an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Indiana Pacers: 93.01
Miami Heat: 95.33
Key Player Injuries
Andrew Bynum C Sidelined Mar 17 knee Out indefinitely
Evan Turner G/F Sidelined May 18 illness Day-to-day
Greg Oden C Sidelined May 18 undisclosed Day-to-day
As I keep saying you can’t trust either team to put out their best effort for 4 quarters. So, while the Heat would be the obvious choice here by many and they should win the game, I’m going to take the points and back the Pacers here. Take the Indiana Pacers +7.