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Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat: Hosts overpriced for game three win

| 26.05.2013

Although entering game three of the series as 1/1 underdogs in money line betting, Indiana Pacers appear the best value call when hosting Miami Heat, 5/6 in the same market.

Indiana’s victory in the last meeting of the pair squared the series at 1-1, and with home advantage, Frank Vogel’s men look well worth confiding in.

Indeed, the Pacers have recorded six victories from six outings on their home court during the post-season, and even against the NBA’s most successful away side, appear terrific value to prevail.

Those looking for added security in their bet will like the 10/11 that the hosts triumph with a theoretical 1.5 point head start, particularly as such a punt would have paid off in each of their first two series games opposite Heat.

But more adventurous punters may be tempted to back the Pacers to succeed giving up 3.5 points at 8/5, particularly if Roy Hibbert can replicate the scintillating display he turned in when the teams last met.

Indiana triumphed 97-93 on that occasion, with Hibbert responsible for a personal playoff-best 29 of those points, and he can prove a huge factor in determining the tide of this tie too.

And given the quality of either side, punters should not be surprised to witness a vast amount of points being racked up within the match.

Backing over 182 points would have paid off in the first two series encounters between the pair, and it is 10/11 that at least that total is amassed once again here.

But with over 200 points registered in game one, there is reason to suggest that the 19/10 odds regarding over 192 points being racked up are worth investment.

And betting on the timing of scoring can also prove profitable, with the 10/11 that in excess of 45.5 points are notched in the first quarter looking good, in light of such an instance occurring in the last meeting of this pair.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee