The Miami Heat are in must-win mode as they face the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 this afternoon in Indianapolis. All NBA odds can be found by visiting Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Pacers may have flown under the radar for a large part of this season, but they are front and center now. They play a solid team game that has been on display as they have a 2-1 lead against the favored Heat. In Game 3 on Thursday night the Pacers took care of business on their home court by beating the Heat 94-75. The Pacers had 4 starters reach double digits in point led by George Hill who had 20 points. Roy Hibbert was also dominant inside with 19 points and 18 rebounds as well.
The Miami Heat have painted themselves into a corner and must win Game 4 today. It is looking like the loss of Chris Bosh may be to much for even LeBron James to overcome given the team style that the Pacers play. Mario Chalmers surprisingly led the heat in points in Game 3 with 25. Dwayne Wade only had 5 points on the night as the James-Wade combo only totaled 27 points. The Heat will have a tough time winning any game if they are putting up numbers like that.
The Pacers have won six of their last seven games heading into Sunday’s match-up with the Heat, and the Pacers are 2-4 against the spread in their last six games against Miami. The Heat are just 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games, and Miami has won four of their last six games against the Pacers in Indiana.
We think the Heat will realize the sense of urgency they need to have in this game which is why we like the Heat in a very close game this afternoon with sportsbook betting.