It will be an Eastern conference finals rematch from the NBA on December 10th as the Miami Heat will hit the road to face the Indiana Pacers from pro basketball action on Tuesday night. Tip time from Indiana is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with NBA TV providing the coast to coast broadcast. Check the NBA odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The betting point spread from this NBA game has the home team Indiana Pacers favored by -3 points with a total of 191 points. Those who play the Pacers on the money line will lay -150 odds with the return on Miami at +130 odds on the money line.
The Heat and Pacers met in last season’s Eastern Conference Finals and it was the Heat winning in seven games. In that series the Pacers won two of the three games played at home with the margin of victory by seven or greater points. This is the fourth game on the road for Miami and the team has a 20 point road defeat at Chicago already on this trip. Indiana had this game circled for their home fans as the team is out for revenge after the playoffs from last season. Indiana has played very good basketball this season as the team is 18-3 straight up on the year including a 9-0 record on their home court. The Pacers are playing good defense this season as the team is allowing just 40.8% shooting. At home Indiana is averaging wins by 15 points on the year and are giving up just 81 points to their opponents in those game played on their home court. Indiana has made good halftime adjustments in their nine home games as they allow just 39 second half points to their nine opponents in their games at home We are not seeing the same defensive intensity by the Heat this season. They are allowing 96 points and nearly 44% shooting to their opponents on the year. The Heat are pretty much going through the motions during the regular season. They have played in three straight finals series and the toll of playing all those extra minutes and games may be taking their toll on the Heat’s bodies. For that reason I expect an all out effort by Indiana and a less than full out effort by Miami who are looking to stay healthy this season.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Tuesday we will play on the Indiana Pacers -3 points at best online sportsbooks.