NBA betting action continues on Friday night from Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where the Indiana Pacers will host the Miami Heat in a battle on the NBA betting odds. Don’t miss out on this one, which should be a great clash. The NBA television schedule shows this 7:00 ET tip happening on ESPN.
Free Basketball Picks: Miami Heat @ Indiana Pacers
Date: Friday, February 1st, 7:00 ET
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indiana, OK
NBA Betting Odds: Miami -2.5
Heat vs. Pacers Live TV: ESPN
The Pacers and the Heat are two of the top teams in the East this year, but they have had two totally different ways of getting to this point. Miami is a product of its stars, knowing that it is only going as far as G Dwyane Wade, F Chris Bosh, and F LeBron James takes it. Of course, the team does have some nice role players like G Mario Chalmers and G Ray Allen, but for the most part, it’s the bigs that do all of the dirty work for the Heat. Indiana meanwhile, has had to do it as a team. The club is missing its star F Danny Granger, and as a result, a number of players like F David West and F Paul George have had to step up and do a little more on the offensive end of the court. What we like about the Pacers is the fact that they play some remarkable defense on a regular basis, and teams have an insanely difficult time trying to score on this unit. Miami wasn’t an exception a few weeks ago when these two teams met for the first time, as the end result was an 87-77 win for the hosting Pacers, and we think that there could be a similar outcome in the cards in this one on Friday night.
Heat @ Pacers Pick: Indiana Pacers +2.5
Heat @ Pacers Prediction: Pacers 91 – Heat 85