Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/30/14 Game Six
Indiana Pacers (56-26) at Miami Heat (54-28)
NBA Basketball: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers will square off for game six of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night. The Heat lead the series, 3-2.
The Pacers avoided elimination with a 93-90 victory in game five mainly thanks to a 37-point performance from Paul George. The Pacers also forced 17 Heat turnovers and won the rebounding margin by seven. The Pacers are now 10-3 SU in the playoffs when holding their opponent to less than 100 points. In this series, the Pacers are shooting 47 percent from the field and allowing the Heat to shoot 49.6 percent. Roy Hibbert continues his up-and-down performances, as he’s shooting 42 percent from the field and averaging 11.4 points in this series. The Pacers now have to win on the road, a place where they average 94.2 points and allow 95.3 points. The Indiana Pacers are 47-52-1 ATS overall and 22-27 ATS on the road.
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Despite knocking down 15 threes, the Heat lost in the final seconds. LeBron James only played 24 minutes and scored seven points due to ridiculous foul trouble. This was the Heat’s first playoff loss this season when holding their opponent to less than 100 points. In this series, the Heat are killing it offensively by shooting 49.6 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from downtown. Chris Bosh has broken out of his funk against the Pacers, scoring a combined 45 points and knocking down five threes in his last two games. Ray Allen is shooting 45.8 percent from three in this series. At home, the Heat average 103.8 points and allow 96.2 points. The Miami Heat are 46-48-2 ATS overall and 23-24-1 ATS at home.
The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 16-35-1 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the Pacers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Miami.
The Heat nearly won game five and that was with LeBron playing pretty much two quarters and George going off for 21 points in the fourth quarter. The Heat will win this game by double digits like they have the last two times they played the Pacers in Miami.