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Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers Game 1 NBA Playoffs Betting Odds - August 18

Written by:
Ean Lamb
Published on:
Aug/17/2020

The Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs featured a line of Miami -4.  BetUS is offering a generous welcome bonus (max bonus $2500)

TIME: 4 PM ET. TV: TNT

Action and Line Movement

The line opened at -3.5.  Overnight action was pretty lopsided on the Heat, but this could change as the game gets closer.

What Sagarin Says

Sagarin indicates the line on this game should be Pacers -1.

Hot Trends

  • Though Miami has won three of the last four in this series, Indiana had dominated prior to this period.  The Heat only won by a single point in one of these three victories.
  • Heat are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.

Preview

A big disparity in the season series came at the foul line, where the Heat took an average of 4.2 more foul shots per game (22.5-18.3). They took advantage to outscore the Pacers by an average of 4.2 points (17.5-13.3).

- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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