Public opinion: Thursday’s top consensus plays

May 23, 2012 |

Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers (+3.5, 182)

When LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are going at the same time, the Heat are pretty much unstoppable. That’s what we finally saw in Game 5. James nearly posted a triple-double and Wade had 28 points while the Heat shot a postseason-best .614 from the floor in a 115-83 victory. Maybe that was the breakthrough Heat bettors have been looking for.

Consensus: Heat 60 percent/Pacers 40 percent


Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians (+135, 7)

Early bettors are jumping on the chance to take Justin Verlander and his Detroit Tigers at this price on the road. Verlander had a no-no broken up by a single in the ninth inning the last time he climbed the hill and Detroit has 16 of his last 21 road starts.

Tigers 62 percent/Indians 38 percent

Covers Experts free pick of the day: Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners

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