With our NBA top wagering selection for Tuesday we select from the nationally televised game as the Miami Heat and Lebron James travel to face the Indiana Pacers. The Heat and Pacers are set to tip from Indiana at 7PM Eastern Time and its NBA TV providing the television broadcast. The NBA best bet today is playing on the Miami Heat -2 points against the Indiana Pacers. The point spread from Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers was used from Just Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds from the Heat and Pacers opened up at a pick with an over under of 194 ½ points. The betting public following the open has steamed on the Heat as they are up to a -2 point favorite. Total bettors will find heavy movement upward as the current over under is now 198 points. Money line players betting the Miami Heat will lay -125 odds. Bettors who like the home underdog can take back +115 odds for your money line wager on the Indiana Pacers.
At first glance the spot looks terrible for the Miami Heat and good for the Indiana Pacers. The Heat is playing the back end of a back to back to back tonight against a well-rested Indiana Pacers team. Miami is coming off two straight blowout road wins and were not pushed in the fourth quarters of their wins at Atlanta and Milwaukee. Heat players were not taxed with heavy minutes so Miami will still have energy tonight. Another benefit aiding our cause on Miami is their impact players are healthy now. We no longer see Dwyane Wade and Mike Miller and others on the injury report with nagging injuries. Miami when fully healthy has the depth to cover this point spread against the Indiana Pacers tonight. There is a huge discrepancy in shooting percentages here as Miami connects on 48.5% of their shots which is the best in the league while Indiana is the 23rd worst shooting team in the NBA at 42.9% from the floor. The teams met back on January 4th where the Heat pounded Indiana by the score of 118-83. The Heat shot 52.5% in the win with Lebron James going off for 33 points with 14 dished assists. Miami held Indiana that night to only 34.8% shooting.
Indiana enters play here losers of three straight and four out of their past five games. They have failed to cover their past five point spreads. They have not defended well allowing their past four opponents to make 46.1% of their shots or greater. They are facing a Heat team tonight that is explosive offensively scoring no less than 106 points over their past three games all coming on the road. The Pacers have allowed their past four opponents 97 or more points scored which is not a good sign against a healthy Miami Heat team tonight. Guard George Hill has been missing from the Pacers guard rotation with a hairline fracture of his ankle and could be out for a month. Back the Heat tonight and prior to making a wager visit our online sportsbook reviews.