What the online sports experts did not expect to see was the injury bug strike yet another top Eastern Conference team and cause chaos in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The degree to which things have been affected has yet to be determined, but the series between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers just got interesting.
Was it the injury to Chris Bosh that cost the Heat game two, or was it LeBron James disappearing yet again in a critical playoff situation? There is a lot of evidence to suggest that it was one or the other, and there is just as much evidence to suggest that it was a little bit of both.
Miami Heat @ Indiana Pacers – Game Three
The sportsbook experts were wondering how LeBron James would respond as the playoffs entered the second round, and it has been hit and miss. With the injury to Bosh, most of the perimeter shooting duties fall to James as Dwyane Wade spends time in the paint. But that did not work in game two and many people are wondering if it will work in game three as well.
The Indiana Pacers are not going to light up the scoreboard with three-pointers all night long. Many Pacers fans realize that Indiana was the provident recipient of a bad night from LeBron James in game two.
But the Pacers now have confidence, which is something that LeBron James is sorely lacking as game three begins. It is not out of the question to see Indiana prolong its momentum into a win on its home court.
Betting Pick: Indiana Pacers on the ML +105 at BetOnline Sportsbook