Arguably the most important game of the NBA playoffs could take place on Tuesday night in South Beach, and we are set to make our free NBA picks in the crucial Game 5 between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat to determine which team is going to take a 3-2 series lead back to Indianapolis for Game 6.
NBA Matchup: #3 Indiana Pacers @ #2 Miami Heat Game 5
Date: Tuesday, May 22nd, 8:00 ET
Location: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
NBA Playoffs Odds: Miami -6.5
NBA TV Schedule: TNT
In our eyes, the Heat have proven themselves. They were able to go on the road with basically just Dwyane Wade and LeBron James and win Game 4 even though both local and national media were ready to throw in the towel on the rest of the season after getting rocked by 19 points in Game 3. Miami is still the best team in the league, and there is no doubt in our minds that it is going to find a way to get through this series. The problem that the Heat have is that they are really lacking low post defenders, but in the end, LeBron and D-Wade are just the two alpha dogs on the court on either side, and they can beat an overachieving Indiana team all by themselves.
NBA Free Pick: Miami Heat -6.5