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Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers Game 5 ATS Pick

Time: 8:30 PM EST Tuesday May 27, 2014, ESPN

Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Indiana Pacers host the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Heat lead this best of 7 series 3-1.

In their last games: In Game 4 the Heat beat the Pacers 102-90.

In Game 4 the Heat did not play a great game on defense, but LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined to score 57 points and each shot over 50% from the floor.

We’re certainly not going to tell you that betting a higher percentage of underdogs is the best way to build your bankroll. But, if you follow that theory (we do), then why not get the best underdogs lines at this leading sportsbook. to check them out.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the Pacers.

In the last 5 games between these 2 teams in Indiana the total has gone Under 4 times.

After losing Game 1 the Heat have won 3 straight in this series.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Miami -2
Total Line: 184
Money Line: Heat -130 / Pacers +110

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Miami Heat: 65-30 SU 46-47-2 ATS
Indiana Pacers: 65-34 SU 46-52-1 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• MIA is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
• MIA is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU win of more than 10 points.
• MIA has an Over record of 6-1 in their last 7 games.
• IND is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
• IND is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss.
• IND has an Under record of 5-2 in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Miami Heat: 95.63
Indiana Pacers: 92.72

Key Player Injuries

Greg Oden C Sidelined May 18 undisclosed Day-to-day
Chris Andersen F/C Sidelined May 26 thigh Day-to-Day

Andrew Bynum C Sidelined Mar 17 knee Out indefinitely
Evan Turner G/F Sidelined May 18 illness Day-to-day

ATS Pick:

Sure the Heat have looked like they are playing with the Pacers, but they did lose Game 1 in Indiana and Game 2 was only decided by 4 points. Can Indiana show some heart for one game? The public is betting Miami with both fists. Take the Indiana Pacers +2.

Why waste money? Bet this game at and lay -105 instead of -110!

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