Live Betting Preview: Miami v Indiana Game 5Published May 30, 2013 by OCR Editor
Miami host Indiana in Game Four of NBA East finals at 1:30am UK time tonight.
The NBA Eastern Conference Finals returns to South Beach for Game Five on Thursday with the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers locked in a 2-2 stalemate. Just when you thought the title favorite Miami had the series won, the Pacers came back and stunned them to the tune of 99-92 in Game Four.
If the Heat are to win Game Five and the Series, they will need more than the six combined field-goals delivered by Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh on Wednesday night. LeBron James played an almost lone hand in Game Four, and that simply won't cut it in a series against their biggest conference rival.
For their part, Indiana must continue the dominance in the paint that they showed at home in Game Four. Pacers' Center Roy Hibbert is the key - he has dominated this series with an average of 12 rebounds per game, compared to Bosh's average of just 3.25 rebounds per game.
William Hill is offering the full-range of pre-game betting on Game Five, with the Heat (2/7 on money line, -7.5 on the spread) heavily favored to win against Indiana (3/1). The headline offers for this game are: LeBron to score 32 or more and Heat to win, 11/8; Hibbert to score 20+ and Pacers to win, 6/1.
Punters can choose from dozens of other wagering options in the hours leading up to the big game, including winning margin, period betting and point spreads. According to the odds, the most likely result is a Miami win by 13-16 points, at 11/2. If Indiana win, their most likely winning margin is 1-3 points, at 8/1.
As usual, William Hill Sports will be there with all the In-Play betting action. Throughout the 48 minutes of tonight's game, this leading online sportsbook will be providing up-to-the second odds on the game result, next play and a whole stack of other scenarios.