The line for this one (-3.5) is interesting because LeBron James is questionable (also skipped shoot around) after turning his ankle in the last game. Chris Bosh had some funny words about it after the game, and the power forward seems to be right as think back on seasons past.
“He does it once a year,” Bosh said to ESPN after the latest win. “This is his time. It’s usually in December, too. Got that out of the way and now we can keep moving on.”
James missed practice on Tuesday, so it seems like they might take it easy and give him a game off. The Miami Heat have much bigger goals than winning a midseason December game even if it is against the Indiana Pacers who will be in their way when the Eastern Conference Finals come.
This one tips off at 7 PM EST, and here is the TV info for it if you are curious.
TV: FS-Indiana, SunSports, ESPN, DTV: 206,653,673
Would stay away from betting on this one until James’ status is set, but the early indications seem to be (in my opinion) that he will be play it safe and miss this game.
Will get to DVR this one, which is always a nice treat and will give some thoughts about both teams in later previews. Two more coming today and then be sure to check out Rant Sports Prep later that will drop later.