THURSDAY NBA THROWDOWN #1
Miami Heat (45-29) at Indiana Pacers (45-29)
Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm
We cashed on the Heat in game one and it feels weird to double dip in arguably the most competitive series in the first round, but that’s what I’m going to do here. The Pacers were competitive, but the fact here is that the Heat, who were second in the NBA in the regular season in three-point shooting, hitting at a 37.9% clip, shot 13 of 35 from beyond the arc in game one and still won that game by 12. Imagine what happens if three or four of those go in, you’re now talking about a 20-point game. I just think the Heat are a lot farther ahead than the Pacers at full strength so I’ll lay the points with the Heat here as my premium pick for this game.