The big one from the NBA on Wednesday night March 26th will feature the Miami Heat hitting the road to face the Indiana Pacers from pro basketball action. The Heat and Pacers will get things started from Indiana at 8PM Eastern Time and you can watch the game live over ESPN TV. Check out the NBA betting lines listed at Top Bet sportsbook.
The point spread odds from this NBA game has the home side Indiana Pacers favored by -2 points with an over under line of 188 ½ points. Those betting Indiana on the money line will lay -120 odds while the Miami Heat bettors playing the money line receiving +100 odds.
Miami is just 20-15 straight up on the road this season. The Pacers are 32-4 straight up on their home court. The Heat have some injury concern as Ray Allen is expected to miss this game and Dwyane Wade will likely try and play tonight as he is troubled by knee ailments. The Heat and Pacers series has recently been dominated by the home team. The last six matchups between these clubs were won and covered by the host. The teams met back on December 10th in Indiana with the Pacers earning the 90-84 victory and covering as a -3 ½ point wagering favorite. Bettors had to lay -3 ½ points with the home team on December 10th. In their second game bettors are only laying -2 points with no Ray Allen in the lineup for Miami. This provides great value on the side of the Pacers in this game. Miami has lost their past two road games losing by 10 points at New Orleans on March 22nd and on March 19th the team played at Boston and fell 101-96. The Heat has not played well on the defense this season. This has been communicated by the team’s coaches and in recent days there was a players only meeting where defense was heavily communicated. That hasn’t seemed to work. The Heat usually sat in the top five in the defensive categories. In the 2013-14 season Miami is 17th in defensive field goal percentage and 16th in defending the three point line. The club gives up 45.7% shooting along with 36.1% from beyond the arc season to date.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Wednesday night we will play on the Indiana Pacers -2 points against the Miami Heat at the sportsbooks.