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NBA Picks: Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers, Game 4

Jeff GrantContributor IMay 28, 2013

NBA Picks: Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers, Game 4

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    The Miami Heat are 5-0 against the spread on the road in the 2013 NBA playoffs, which is important to consider when making your picks Tuesday, as they continue their best-of-seven versus the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

    Sports bettors will find that the Heat are 2.5-point favorites in the pro basketball odds, according to SBR Forum, while the total sits at 184.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

Miami Heat

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    The Miami Heat own a 2-1 series lead over the Indiana Pacers, as they picked up a convincing 114-96 victory as two-point road favorites in Game 3 on Sunday.

    NBA handicappers will find that the Heat are 30-8 straight up and 21-17 against the spread after scoring 105 or more points since the start of the regular season.

Indiana Pacers

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    The Indiana Pacers need to start fast if they intend to even this series, as they've gone 7-0 during the postseason when leading after the first quarter.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Pacers are 7-8 straight up and against the spread as home underdogs of three points or less, with the OVER going 8-7 in that situation.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Miami Heat as their NBA playoff pick Tuesday, as they've gone 21-5 against the spread in their last 26 road games.

    NBA Pick: Miami Heat -2.5

     

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