Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers Game 5 ATS Pick
- Updated: May 27, 2014
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.
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.
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
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.