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.
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.
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.
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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