Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers Game 2 ATS Pick
- Updated: May 19, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM EST Tuesday May 20, 2014, ESPN
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
The Indiana Pacers host the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
In their last games: In Game 1 the Pacers beat the Heat 107-96.
In Game 1 the Pacers outscored the Heat by 11 points in the first half and their offense played well with all 5 starters scoring in double figures. For the game the Pacers shot 51.5% from the floor.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The home team is 7-2 ATS in the last 8 games between these 2 teams.
The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games against the Heat.
2 of the Big 3 in Game 1 in LeBron James and Dwyane Wade played well, combining for 52 points, but Chris Bosh was only 4/12 from the floor with 9 points.
In Game 1 the Pacers shot a 3-pt FG% of 42.1%. (8/19).
Point Spread: Miami -2.5
Total Line: 184
Money Line: Heat -140 / Pacers +120
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Miami Heat: 62-30 SU 43-47-2 ATS
Indiana Pacers: 65-31 SU 46-49-1 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• MIA is 5-3 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
• MIA is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points.
• MIA has an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.
• IND is 8-18-1 ATS in their last 27 home games.
• IND is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a SU win of more than 10 points.
• IND has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Miami Heat: 94.80
Indiana Pacers: 93.41
Key Player Injuries
Greg Oden C Sidelined May 18 undisclosed Day-to-day
Andrew Bynum C Sidelined Mar 17 knee Out indefinitely
Evan Turner G/F Sidelined May 18 illness Day-to-day
The easy Pacers win marked the 9th straight time that the home team has won in this matchup. It was also the 8th time in the last 9 that the home team has covered the betting line with the only point spread loss being a 1-point win Indiana (-2) win over Miami on March 26th. No reason to think those trends will change for Game 2. Take Indiana Pacers +2.5