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Heat Pacers Game 2 Betting Preview

The Miami Heat will look to win and pay off on the NBA betting lines once again on Tuesday night as they play host to the Indiana Pacers in the second game of their second-round playoff series.

The Heat staged a comeback and covered the posted spread in Game 1 of the best-of-seven set on Sunday afternoon, winning 95-86 at home. LeBron James scored 32 points for Miami in that contest.

The Heat bring a 46-20 record (32-34 ATS) to the battle against the 42-24 Pacers, who are 32-34 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami go 25-39-2 so far and the Pacers go 34-30-2.

View Indiana vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Heat installed as 8-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 185.5, including over at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Heat sit at No. 5 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pacers are at No. 4 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Heat will win this game 102-99.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Miami's No. 21-rated squad against Indiana's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 20 in the league with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 19 with 5.9 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pacers own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 95.5 points per game when on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in home scoring.

The Pacers were a 95-86 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. Roy Hibbert scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the Pacers to victory (they lost 95-86 to Miami at AmericanAirlines Arena on Sunday).

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Pacers at Heat trends to consider:
Indiana is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Miami is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Indiana
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Indiana
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Indiana home to Miami, Thursday, May 17
Miami at Indiana, Thursday, May 17

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