Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/17/2014
Game 1, Sunday, May 18, 3:30 PM on ABC
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
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The Eastern Conference Finals start on Sunday and will feature the same two teams who played in it last season. Both the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers made relatively quick work of their second round foes, but both showed their weaknesses at times, as well.
The No. 1 seed Indiana Pacers didn't have as tough of a time getting through the second round as they did in the first, but the Washington Wizards did dominate two of the games in the series. The Pacers did win all three of their road games, though, including a 93-80 win in Game 6 to win the series.
Paul George has been quiet in some of the Pacers' playoff games, but he has still been their best all-around player by averaging 21.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals. Power forward David West has averaged 6.5 rebounds to go along with his 14.6 points, which have mostly come from his patented elbow jumper.
The No. 2 seed Heat weren't able to sweep their series with the Brooklyn Nets, but they did dominate in most of the games in the series on their way to a 4-1 series win. They finished off the Nets in Game 5 by coming back in the fourth quarter and pulling off the 96-94 victory.
To the surprise of no one, the Heat have lead by LeBron James in these playoffs. He has averaged 30 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.7 steals through nine postseason games.
Miami is 19-21-1 ATS on the road this season
Miami is 21-19-1 against the over/under on the road this season
Indiana is 21-19-1 ATS at home this season
Indiana is 16-25-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
05/15/14 G Dwyane Wade Hand probable Sunday vs. Indiana
03/20/14 C Andrew Bynum Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana
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