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Saturday, 1 June, 2013

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If you’ve been following the eastern conference at all this postseason than today’s free total should not be hard to predict. Of all the series though this eastern conference final has been a bit tricky in terms of totals. Game six though will not fall into that category of surprises.

For those that believe Chris Anderson’s suspension should boost the Pacers offense should think otherwise. Anderson is a viable player off the bench, but this Heat team has played undersized for two years, including last years postseason ride. Anderson has been more beneficial on the offensive end. A lineup change without Anderson means that Udonis Haslem, and even Joel Anthony will see increased minutes.

With Dwayne Wade and Ray Allen struggling offensively, this game is going to turn much more like the second half of game five. Lebron James is going to have to play a role he was similar to doing as a Cleveland Cavalier. He’ll try and do it all, and will the Heat to a win.

Playing that style against two defensive minded teams bodes high for this total to trump well under 183. Play the under of the first half total and game, to grab two secure wins on Saturday.

It’s a potential closeout game, and Indiana has to up the ante. It’s not going to happen offensively if they want to make it to a game seven. Lance Stephenson continues to put up horrendous jump shots. He had a few in game five come closer to landing in South Beach than the hoop.

The oddmakers have this one right by reducing this total from 186.5 from game five.